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Google Tests Yet Another New Navigation Menu, New Version of the Black Bar

Google's New Version of the Black Bar

Now a few months after the new navigation was introduced, Google Operating System (Unofficial news and tips about Google) reports that Google has started testing yet another new layout that increases the visibility of the Google+ notification widget and account section, removing it from the black bar at the top of the page completely and merging it into the page itself.

The elements that are currently in the upper right corner in the old interface, the username, share box for Google+ and profile picture are in the experiment placed below the black bar which is something from the new interface.

How to Enable Google’s New Navigation Menu

Here’s how you can try the latest Google experiment. If you use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 8+, open google.com in a new tab, load:

  • Chrome’s JavaScript console (Ctrl+Shift+J)
  • Firefox’s Web Console (Ctrl+Shift+K)
  • Safari’s Web Inspector (how to do that?)
    Or
  • IE’s Developer Tools (press F12 and select the “console” tab)

and paste the following code:

document.cookie="PREF=ID=381502750b6e9119:U=aaee74aefea7315a:
FF=0:LD=en:CR=2:TM=1328391998:LM=1328392000:S=yPtlCgLbEnezu5b4;
path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();

Then press Enter and close the console. If you’re not in the US and you’re using a different Google domain, replace “.google.com” with your domain in the code (for example: “.google.co.uk” in the UK).

If you’d like to go back to the old interface and reset the Google PREF cookie, repeat the same steps, but use the following code:

document.cookie="PREF=; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();

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