Google goes blue with new homepage

new Google

Google appears set to revamp its homepage and search results page - something it doesn't do very often.

The page isn't officially live yet, but has been apparently made the default for some users as a trial. Others have figured out how to access it, however.

The new homepage isn't much different from the old one, with new colouring to a few buttons, keeping in line with the design of Google Wave.

new Google

The search results page has also been tweaked, to include a new sidebar with categories for topics and time - similar to what would-be rival Bing from Microsoft has.

new Google

Some users have already been given access to the new page, but if you're not one of the early ones, Gizmodo has published a simple hack.

Go to, making sure you're not signed in. Paste the following code into the URL:

javascript:void(document.cookie="PREF=ID=20b6e4c2f44943bb:U= 4bf292d46faad806:TM=1249677602:LM=1257919388:S=odm0Ys-53ZueXfZG;path=/;");

Then hit refresh. You'll notice some of the buttons are now blue - how's that for change?

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