Google Search on Safari

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  1. Flotzie

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    Hi,
    The Google Search in Safari has changed the way it's design. I prefer the old Google.

    Can I change it back?
     
  2. twerppoet

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    I've heard they updated the tablet page, but I'm still seeing the standard desktop version of the site. Try entering google.com in the URL field.
     
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    Here's what I get.
     

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    That's strange, here is what I got 30 seconds ago......

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  5. Hayles66

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    Isn't this what Tim was moaning about yesterday? I get the same screen as Gabriel!

    sent with love from my iPad on IPF
     
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    I'm having the same "problem," though I rather like the new display (I think). Though it definitely looks like Google has redone this, if your browser allows you change the browser identity, you can get back the standard display by choosing either Firefox 3 (Windows) or Safari 5 (Mac). I tested those two and they will return you to the original display. I believe that the updated Safari in iOS5 will also allow these changes when the time comes.
     
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    Looks like the google.co.uk site redirects to a tablet optimized page. I can't find any way to bypass it, including deleting the #sclient=tablet portion of the URL.

    You can bypass this by using a third party browser like Atomic or iCab Mobile. These browsers let you change their browser ID's so that the web site thinks they are desktop computers. The setting is under the gear/cog icon in Atomic, and somewhat deeper in the settings for iCab Mobile.

    The search field acts a bit wonky when I don this, but it is still usable. I think it's the Instant Search feature that is doing it.

    The google.com site has not yet been afflicted with this change. So unless you need UK specific results you could just go to that site instead.
     
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    Late to the party again :)
     
  9. Gabriel1

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    Hmm.....but both the screen shots above are google.co.uk but different result layouts........something seems strange in the neighbourhood, who you gonna call?

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  10. silvertemplar

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    On a side note, if you want to force the browser to google.com (without it redirecting) . Goto www.google.com/ncr


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