Monday, December 30, 2013

Bing tests lowercase letters in black navigation bar


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Bing and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="MUIDB=3ECF3BA35FE860BC19143E0A5EC9609C; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Bing and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find the cookies named MUIDB and MUID, and remplace the value with this cookie value:
    3ECF3BA35FE860BC19143E0A5EC9609C
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

How to enable simplified fullscreen in Chrome for Mac


Copy and paste the following into the Chrome omnibox and hit enter: chrome://flags/#enable-simplified-fullscreen

Relaunch Google Chrome.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Kanna, the Google that never was

On December 2007 Google was testing some different interfaces. This project, called Kanna, failed, but last year we can see some pictures of this prototypes on The Verge.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The new YouTube is coming, take a tour


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Ibd7YfUtMlM; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    Ibd7YfUtMlM
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Monday, December 23, 2013

How to enable search button in Chrome's omnibox


Copy and paste the following into the Chrome omnibox and hit enter: chrome://flags/#search-button-in-omnibox

Select enable and relaunch Google Chrome.

Friday, December 20, 2013

YouTube's experimental interface has a secret design

Bing turns redundant


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Bing and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="MUIDB=2DD5C6EDABBE675C03D9C344AA9F67B7; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Bing and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find the cookies named MUIDB and MUID, and remplace the value with this cookie value:
    2DD5C6EDABBE675C03D9C344AA9F67B7
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bing tests "See all" drop down


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Bing and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    TEST 1:
    document.cookie="MUIDB=0B8B6FF4736667F226BC6A52724767AE; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.com";window.location.reload();
    
    TEST 2:
    document.cookie="MUIDB=071CC5BE420D62E519F4C018432C62EA; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.com";window.location.reload();
    
    TEST 3:
    document.cookie="MUIDB=26CCECF07DEA67790D18E9567CCB6798; path=/; domain=.bing.com";document.cookie="MUID=; path=/; domain=.bing.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Bing and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find the cookies named MUIDB and MUID, and remplace the value with this cookie value:
    TEST 1:
    0B8B6FF4736667F226BC6A52724767AE
    
    TEST 2: 
    071CC5BE420D62E519F4C018432C62EA
    
    TEST 3:
    26CCECF07DEA67790D18E9567CCB6798
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Yahoo! tests "Also try" box


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Yahoo.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="B=bq6pof19aug29&b=3&s=it; path=/; domain=.yahoo.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Yahoo.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named B and replace the value with this cookie value:
    bq6pof19aug29&b=3&s=it
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Google asks: "Did you find this ad useful?"


This afternoon I read on Search Engine Roundtable that interesting experiment. The picture is "showing the new ad format followed by a polo asking, 'Did you find this ad useful? Yes or No.'"

Saturday, December 14, 2013

How to enable grouped history in Google Chrome


Do right-click on Google Chrome's shortcut and select Properties option.

Now you need to add --enable-grouped-history at the end of the string present in Target text box.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Some changes on the YouTube experimental interface


Today YouTube is launching a new homepage with carousels. This change also affect to the experimental interface. And, if we go to a channel, now we can see that the "Videos" tab show four columns, and no three.

Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=mgY-gGUf9rE; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    mgY-gGUf9rE
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Google wants to know how I use my account



I'm going to sign in on YouTube and this questionnaire appears:

  • What's your primary use for this account?
    • Personal
    • Work
    • Both
  • Does someone else use this account?
    • No - only I use this account
    • Yes - a family member or coworker also uses this account

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Google Accounts launches card-style interface


I read on TechWhack that Google Accounts have a new interface based on cards, like Google+. I don't have the new design yet.

YouTube tests a new homepage with an oversize header and carousels


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Cq1je5plJtk; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    Cq1je5plJtk
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Google Adsense tests a new interface


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Google Adsense and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="S=adsense3-ui=fogEm8Lu9s97AU9ZZ5D9jg:billing-ui=xHtVMgJHAtvfLLNpakF1fg:billing-ui-efe=xHtVMgJHAtvfLLNpakF1fg; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

UPDATE: For some reason, this trick doesn't work on Chrome. Thanks Utkarsh Chhiber

Monday, December 9, 2013

Google continues testing only show the site name in search results, but now show more details


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Google.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=hCdEYaBDMa7p5yLvv-lenzctF7-q0tYeg_FAPLYnHYL0owW9KSDHfElm5tjgl_eH-BoKYbC9DDLqFAypj1h7g0twiN1iLvi6BbdGsTtH60OXkCA5KARuZQCXGkGkM_oZ; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Google.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named NID and replace the value with this cookie value:
    67=hCdEYaBDMa7p5yLvv-lenzctF7-q0tYeg_FAPLYnHYL0owW9KSDHfElm5tjgl_eH-BoKYbC9DDLqFAypj1h7g0twiN1iLvi6BbdGsTtH60OXkCA5KARuZQCXGkGkM_oZ
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Comparison between Google+ and the YouTube's experimental interface


YouTube's experimental interface now show a "Recommended" link in the homepage and, when you watch a video, you can see in the persistent header links for "What to Watch", "My Suscriptions" and "Recommended". The guide sidebar is smaller and now the design is very similar to Google+.

Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Mk4uh1GL8q4; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    Mk4uh1GL8q4
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Google tests hide the URL and only show the site name in search results


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Google.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=GWW5yvoiJAa-7w0TsnMbUXY1FWf_g5quT7-Wyj5vogMyRIcVFgZRegoHlwYZNAroR-enkdNXhJ1BbhR8br_idBDuQv6f6V47YTW1wph8xBUQz1FiMKyEXSAZu1l3x2A4; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Google.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named NID and replace the value with this cookie value:
    67=GWW5yvoiJAa-7w0TsnMbUXY1FWf_g5quT7-Wyj5vogMyRIcVFgZRegoHlwYZNAroR-enkdNXhJ1BbhR8br_idBDuQv6f6V47YTW1wph8xBUQz1FiMKyEXSAZu1l3x2A4
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Google tests show images in search results


This afternoon I read on Search Engine Land that Google "are running a user interface in the search results to show images within the web search snippets".

Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Google.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=r3LuPyb6CdslkiuZJflw1UVEcLoyrOmjcfySZj28_QGYjNjv6orEd8FLqn9QrhZ0ICPO3Ie7NjbTWNScwVOIaMhyDTaM6wazUMT-MWr6W6J34z1uGLeQOFuxbw8UEbYO; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Google.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named NID and replace the value with this cookie value:
    67=r3LuPyb6CdslkiuZJflw1UVEcLoyrOmjcfySZj28_QGYjNjv6orEd8FLqn9QrhZ0ICPO3Ie7NjbTWNScwVOIaMhyDTaM6wazUMT-MWr6W6J34z1uGLeQOFuxbw8UEbYO
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

How to search in-depth articles with the new Google filter


When you’re looking up in-depth articles in Google, you’ll now find a new link at the bottom of the results to see more in-depth articles and you'll start seeing new links to explore related topics. Thanks to this last option I found a trick for search more in-depth articles in Google.

For use this new filter:
  • Do a search on Google.
  • Add "&ida_m=1" at last of the URL.
  • Press enter for see the in-depth articles.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Google for mobile tests new sitelinks design


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings, Safari, Advanced.
  • You'll find the Web Inspector, toggle there.
  • Once enabled, open Safari on your iPhone and go to Google.
  • Now connect your iPhone to your Mac.
  • In Safari’s Preferences pane, go to Advanced and check the Show Develop menu in the menu bar.
  • Select the Develop menu, and your iPhone should be a menu option.
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=ZBqMe-BFx5Rw7zFr2mbO9tkkTJOGOl5wWOcFtwLzhffXTfdZLCzMU4nRZ86EUsPsRp4plNXF8G98fueBFkDZMgf647zJcWJTpxXtt6t8PoSm2wu5BP9topgoYTjuspR6; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New YouTube interface returns


Since last Monday all the tricks for activate the new YouTube interface doesn't work. Hopefully we found a new cookie value for use the new design. Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=frHqjold1ko; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    frHqjold1ko
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Google tests a smaller "Ad" label


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Google.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=H_bIIN36jyfrPYS3VxPlDAdARfaiGya6uZntzRQiICkpwYsnfbX-6PU_sJzJyWW4QIDHTNLQKVIIuJOMIOR6aQNSuSxmQCkwvf7klycgRrMfYPfFcht0iuc5oBBUU9ss; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Google.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named NID and replace the value with this cookie value:
    67=H_bIIN36jyfrPYS3VxPlDAdARfaiGya6uZntzRQiICkpwYsnfbX-6PU_sJzJyWW4QIDHTNLQKVIIuJOMIOR6aQNSuSxmQCkwvf7klycgRrMfYPfFcht0iuc5oBBUU9ss
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New update on YouTube experimental design, returns the app launcher and the carousel on the homepage, and now we can see the channel cards


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=_c4VUVjr9hc; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    _c4VUVjr9hc
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.