|Whyy (whyy) wrote,|
@ 2010-10-14 02:56:00
It is kind of interesting how many people find the "new and improved" Google Image Search a Pain in the Ass.
I really don't like doing a search, seeing a thumbnail, clicking on the thumbnail, then getting a new page with the SAME thumbnail that I now have to click on AGAIN. If I had wanted the damn thumbnail I would have kept to the results page.
It has almost driven me from Google. I use Chrome as my browser and like it pretty well but I like Firefox just as well.
A look at the help forums to find an easy way to go back to the old version is stunning. Several hundred forum entries with ten to twenty entries each.
The easy answer is "Do it Google's way." Google did add a "Switch to basic version" button. Of course it is at the BOTTOM of the search page. Pick a popular image and you have 10 pages of 5 rows each with 7 pictures in each row. 350 picture to scroll past. Oh and keep your mouse away from the actual pictures if you are using a scroll wheel mouse. Each picture you hover over stops you. VERY BLEEPing annoying.
From the Forums
FireFox has a fix that lets it go direct to the basic version of Google Image.
IE 8 has a "compatibility" mode that you can set to force it to ID itself as IE 7 and drop to the basic version.
Chrome as a Google product has no such 'easy' work around but it does have this.
Past that in the URL and bookmark it. When you want Google Images click it and it will bring up a search for Einstein with Auto-complete turned off.
Replace Einstein with whatever you want. It is just a safe search term.
This is the same type of issue Google had with the Auto-Complete and it now has an option at the top of most screens. Why not do the same for Image search?
Yes, I have sent in suggestions and added my voice and vote to the forums but will Google listen? So far I have had no response and there is nothing in the forums.