Google font !

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  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    Today I noticed that whatever I typed in the Google search engine had a different font.

    Actually I'm not sure if it's a new font, but things look larger/bold.

    VERY annoying.

    Enough to convince me to switch to a different default search engine.

    For the record: Google is not my home page, I don't have a Google email account or browser (IE 7) and I don't have a Google toolbar.

    I did some research (google!) and it seems many users are complaining about this. Like, I'm not 90 years old.

    It seems I cannot change this. If anyone knows a way to roll back to the previous 'font' I'd like to know how. I've seen some scripts that purportedly would do that, but I don't like to execute scripts I find on the internet, and even if it worked it could cause problems if Google would make new changes or undo this recent one.

    I even tried CCleaner and restoring an image (I presumed I had messed it up), but that didn't work.

    It's VERY annoying.
     
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    ye i noticed it to lol
     
  4. Fly

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    I noticed that script, but don't know whether it's safe.

    I don't feel like messing around with scripts.

    If they don't change it soon I'll start using a different search engine.

    What on earth were they thinking ?
     
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    I agree that it is annoying. I feel like I am looking at Google for senior citizens. Maybe I will appreciate that in later years but not now. Eventually I would get used to it I guess but I would rather they switch it back.
     
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    Don't really like it myself. It's like being shouted at while you search.
     
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    Annoying ?
    It scared me to dead the first time when i've tried it. I've thinked that something is geting out of my monitor.
    Same here.
     
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    And me: I like this new font of Google.

    But i do not even 120 years ... far from it!

    You choose another free Web Search, like Scroogle Scraper, Proxify, Ixquick, FindWide http://www.findwide.com/search.php , many choices! Better: with thumbnails ...


    PROROOTECT
     
  9. Fly

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    True, there are many alternatives.

    But I am accustomed to using Google. It's probably one of the best general purpose search engines. I hope they fix it.

    Before Google my main search engine was Altavista.

    There is no way I'm going to use Yahoo's or Bing/Live's search.
     
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    the mozilla firefox-google startpage hasnt changed tho so thats nice for me :D
     
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