Friday, January 31, 2014

A new version of YouTube's redesign


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=LlWIQlLwL_Y; 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:
    LlWIQlLwL_Y
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Google for tablets and smartphones tests hide the URL in search results



Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • On your iPad or iPhone, go to Settings, Safari, Advanced.
  • You'll find the Web Inspector, toggle there.
  • Once enabled, open Safari on your iPad or iPhone and go to Google.
  • Now connect your iPad or 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 iPad or iPhone should be a menu option.
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=l1UPlj0p7rTSdw1r0noQPT25UNQmwFZFUHbdQXLnoLfK4xW5lp1yeO6gS20U99ySjDqT3gWtOi3NKRyB44BkpFOpanUrfgmdneWXPx5cyyQN6CNdtE1xXeUPml-v2uzj; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

On this other experiment Google continues testing only show the site name in search results, but now show more details:



Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • On your iPad or iPhone, go to Settings, Safari, Advanced.
  • You'll find the Web Inspector, toggle there.
  • Once enabled, open Safari on your iPad or iPhone and go to Google.
  • Now connect your iPad or 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 iPad or iPhone should be a menu option.
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=G8ogzyz2L3uiNRpiE8fBTusfFl5zHtI5pbaCd6deGINv7cXJM-U8y7UKuXPh_EurrtP1_zm1vJAG3Gm302IAfUIBseGbTWktsOVDTFtg7ZbFH-i6c_DqPUXZzOnEltWV; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

YouTube tests hide trailers on channels


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=cUhzZNnMUDw; 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:
    cUhzZNnMUDw
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Is Google testing a drop down for the Knowledge Graph?


It is the first time I see this and I'm not sure if it is an experiment or not. It isn't necessary activate a cookie value, this experiment appears sometimes.

Google tests ads with images


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/. You'll see an error 404, it's normal. Select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu.
  • Find a cookie named "id" and replace the value with this cookie value:
    229f840ed8010010||t=1398956338|et=730|cs=002213fd48791016a41591efc0
  • Click "Submit cookie changes". You'll see ads with images (example).

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Google tests hide the Knowledge Graph


This tests works too on tablets and smartphones. 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=Pj2b01uyf7hJnPvNoPECEnzlbCoXch_13GxuSVeSSyRdm_irfKzVaizXIE5svj3Qw1985iU4waenQh_Qy-BrE4WOtZ5Zoz9T4Kl1e1DtwJL4Xy0-JBcW_Z9IOKdd1H5Z; 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=Pj2b01uyf7hJnPvNoPECEnzlbCoXch_13GxuSVeSSyRdm_irfKzVaizXIE5svj3Qw1985iU4waenQh_Qy-BrE4WOtZ5Zoz9T4Kl1e1DtwJL4Xy0-JBcW_Z9IOKdd1H5Z
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Google tests search results with dark colors on tablets and smartphones


Experiment - Now

Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • On your iPad or iPhone, go to Settings, Safari, Advanced.
  • You'll find the Web Inspector, toggle there.
  • Once enabled, open Safari on your iPad or iPhone and go to Google.
  • Now connect your iPad or 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 iPad or iPhone should be a menu option.
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=DaNV6NU-0MUW_6sIyHpyz8CboOtKp5cCoPZ34eTDTtJMsDilhE2ItyfB4iHgrstjlKqPKA922aa42dnK4j77PrHT3NebAaR7i_q8tSd_ga9nO3QX56VmT1zh63dxLIpO; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Google tests show the search tools in a different order according your search and hide the less relevant filters




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=vWrOMn4HXOAsBlVfxI5zSCxrfSYECrrewEHZiXa7ygYoXByGk0si68RHzsUbzzVDxroHICx9e-6TcBEEEjzuL7SyfpszjMAx45kOrkHIxBM9NtwwS4oL0D-l12SLdJBx; 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=vWrOMn4HXOAsBlVfxI5zSCxrfSYECrrewEHZiXa7ygYoXByGk0si68RHzsUbzzVDxroHICx9e-6TcBEEEjzuL7SyfpszjMAx45kOrkHIxBM9NtwwS4oL0D-l12SLdJBx
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Google shows again a Wikipedia box with the results, but now we can see more info


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=mVBdRcy5gnmJfiHs-8i62Jb3ASGARPuFtqe9wpxI3HHT9dmFg7MoOSV__FEWLGDDqxT2GG2Ixo6IUTLSl8fceTDqb7VZ5OGDwFi8tcgBbagaxELS6b6ITuF61KUeeOiU; 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=mVBdRcy5gnmJfiHs-8i62Jb3ASGARPuFtqe9wpxI3HHT9dmFg7MoOSV__FEWLGDDqxT2GG2Ixo6IUTLSl8fceTDqb7VZ5OGDwFi8tcgBbagaxELS6b6ITuF61KUeeOiU
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Google tests a new interface


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=WPtLXXo9w8SP6fhn6grBWHDUJSdBxUlHQCXYCPqMXs9QtKYbZW9ZPZ_pX8HyQJrK6OxY3OBs2HQhPiC7EgF0rzPX8xqyYAlQjSSFuCWHtWHhJ2g3wiUcK779XqLWzSba; 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=WPtLXXo9w8SP6fhn6grBWHDUJSdBxUlHQCXYCPqMXs9QtKYbZW9ZPZ_pX8HyQJrK6OxY3OBs2HQhPiC7EgF0rzPX8xqyYAlQjSSFuCWHtWHhJ2g3wiUcK779XqLWzSba
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

How to block messages from anyone on Google+ in Gmail


  • Open Gmail. 
  • Go to Settings. 
  • Scroll down to the "Email via Google+" section, click the drop-down menu and choose "No one". 
  • Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Google tests show a search box when looking for Google Finance



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=NG29vjFDwk4t79Q46cVHs3uJuLEq7KKOo5I6tq0Sd019zWZiWSzRYCpPPExqEYV5UJ2ujMsHzrLgLRn_Nt9QonOsxu54K94L5DAEccWe9pV_--DK7fMMQNLcOwErKAnl; 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=NG29vjFDwk4t79Q46cVHs3uJuLEq7KKOo5I6tq0Sd019zWZiWSzRYCpPPExqEYV5UJ2ujMsHzrLgLRn_Nt9QonOsxu54K94L5DAEccWe9pV_--DK7fMMQNLcOwErKAnl
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

More images of Nokia Normandy's Android interface

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

How to recover the old YouTube homepage


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=MvM89J4M3Jc; 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:
    MvM89J4M3Jc
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.