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This article was published on October 16, 2009


Google’s extraordinarily simple homepage available for all.

Google’s extraordinarily simple homepage available for all.
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

Google’s homepage has been showing off some rather clever effects over the last week.

For most you get the standard homepage, for others, you’ll see an empty page aside from the logo and giant search field. The moment you move the mouse, the rest of the page “fades into view”.

Commenters are reporting the effect seems to be happening randomly but if you’d like a more permanent fix, Google Blogoscoped has discovered a solution.

Type the following into the address bar on Google.com then hit return and reload the page (it doesn’t currently work on international domains but you can visit Google.us and it will work) :

So type the above, and you should see this:

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