Google Acknowledges Controversial Change To Desktop Design

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I was taken aback when i first saw it - i thought I perhaps had some type of adware or something that was overlaying the search results. Definitely not a fan of the change. I'll get used to it like anything, but it is a step backwards design wise.
 

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>> Google Acknowledges

Like a virtual nod?
 
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I switched to Duckduckgo years ago, the search results are just as good, if not better. There's an option to search Google from inside Duckduckgo with one of their bangs if you really miss it. I'm amazed that anyone sees a site littered with ads like that in 2020, but I guess it's like everything Google does - as long as users put up with their crap and keep giving them data/ad revenue, they won't do better.
 

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Why do software developers think "one size fits all" is the right answer for everyone? Google could easily provide multiple search results formats with a settings option. They used to have such things with their email service (and may still do, I get my email from Thunderbird and rarely visit the actual gmail page). Make users happy and give us a choice.
 

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I switched to Duckduckgo years ago, the search results are just as good, if not better. There's an option to search Google from inside Duckduckgo with one of their bangs if you really miss it. I'm amazed that anyone sees a site littered with ads like that in 2020, but I guess it's like everything Google does - as long as users put up with their crap and keep giving them data/ad revenue, they won't do better.
I switched to duckduckgo after google fuxxored with their image search (I'm a fiend for memes) and haven't looked back.
 

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My latest frustration with Google has been them screwing up the YouTube home page. After a fair amount of searching I figured out how to get it back into the original format, more or less. Hoping they don't realize what I've done and hit me with another round of "we know best".
 

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Thanks for the nudge. I've installed DuckDuckGo this morning. Google gets worse every year in terms of intrusive commercialization and targeted results. Enough.
 

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Google ran into overfitting problems log ago... when I for example google for "Linux audio card" I really really don't want to see another one of those Linus Tech Tipps infomercials...
 
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