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    Google on Safari
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    Hey

    For some reason on Safari on my mac the google page looks strange, and I have a new sidebar in the search results. I've attached two pictures. Is this something with just some browsers? or is something wrong with my computer?

    Thanks,



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    Google on Safari
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    Maybe it is just Google testing something out?
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    Google on Safari
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    It doesn't look strange to me, but then I use Yahoo 99% of the time.

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    I've seen that sidebar a few times. I don't believe it's a browser issue because I use Firefox most of the time and remember seeing it. Google might be testing something new because I only saw it for awhile and then it went away on it's own.

    I don't know if I accidentally changed something but I don't think so. That sidebar no longer shows up for me on any browser.

    edited: When in doubt do a...Google search. I found this article about it. Apparently Google is trying out this new feature.

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    Google on Safari
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    I did the same search as you. On mine there is a clicker toward the top left that says Show Options or Hide Options. If I click Show Options I get basically what you are seeing. I see no Hide Options though in your screen shot.

    Also what version of Safari are you using and which version of OSX? Here 10.5.8 Leopard and 4.0.4 Safari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    I did the same search as you. On mine there is a clicker toward the top left that says Show Options or Hide Options. If I click Show Options I get basically what you are seeing. I see no Hide Options though in your screen shot.
    I think the Show Options is something else. I also have that and can open and collapse it anytime I want too. I believe Rohan's sidebar is something else and I had the exact same thing awhile back. I wonder if Google is having random users test out their new sidebar?

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    Google on Safari
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    Very possible. I don't remember ever seeing that option here though and just what I showed in the pic.

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    Google on Safari
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    it makes sense that google is testing something, but the only thing I don't understand is why only my computer is getting it 100% of the time. I checked on my friend's mac with Safari and he's never got it.
    I also had the fade-in thing much before other people got it, is my computer marked by google for testing?

    oh and im running snow leopard 10.6.2 - with Safari 4.0.4

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    I have had one machine out of the 6-10 I use daily where Google was different and just on that one system. Who knows! Only thing that came close here was what I mentioned in my message above.

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