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Google start page large text?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Diggsy, 9 Sep 2009.

  1. Diggsy

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    Just noticed tonight that the initial Google search page text is a lot larger than normal.

    Is this something I have done wrong, or is it something Google are working on?
     
  2. Mattus

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    Looks the same to me. Sure you haven't zoomed it in your browser? Ctrl+0 to reset.
     
  3. Zenduri

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    i noticed that today too... i zoomed my firefox out a little... thought it was just me!
     
  4. asim18

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    I can confirm it's gone huge for me too.

    This is ridiculous, it looks crap, babyish and wrong with such a huge font.

    What's happening with Google these days? :mad:
     
  5. Mattus

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  6. asim18

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    What the **** google?

    I'm finding it harder to read!

    I have to scan my eyes all across the damn screen now.
     
  7. thecremeegg

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    Looks better to me, just the right size
     
  8. Beansprout

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    In the Google HQ they have a scrolling screen of live queries...if I type "this is massive" enough times...it will get seen! Because it's massive :(
     
  9. Draeger

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    LOL, I thought the text size had changed too when I fired up my PC this morning, thought I had managed to do it myself with the CTRL key and the mouse scroll wheel.

    Glad to see I'm not just seeing things!!

    Oh and yeah, I'm not keen on the new size either. :p
     
  10. Diggsy

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    Phew! I thought I had done something stupid!

    What is the point of this huge text? I didn't find it at all difficult to read before. Wonder if they could put an option to disable it?
     
  11. cokecan

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    Presumably it's to make it more accessible to people with visual impairments?
     
  12. Countcussy

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    Also, It could probably be due to the popularity of the bigger LCD screens, some of which have an incredibly small dot pitch.

    :)
     
  13. lcg

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  14. bledd

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    I never knew that Ctrl + 0 trick, thanks :)
     
  15. gillywibble

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    It's annoying.
     
  16. TurnipHead

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    First they increase text font on PS3, now on google. Hate it.
     
  17. Biohazard

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    my system constantly seems to be messing with my content/character size.. :confused:
     
  18. Tummy

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    haha how is bigger writing harder to read? :D

    I don't mind the new zoomed in style.
     
  19. jas72

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    l just thought my eyes had improved. (I was bitten by a black and purple spider yesterday :D )
     
  20. paradigm

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    Because on a smaller screen (such as a laptop), you can no longer see the entire search string without having to move your field of view.

    I used to be able to "see" what I was typing, and what the suggestions were, now I have to visually "read" the screen, a physical movement of the eyes or head from left to right.