Google has enlarged its search box to make it "easier" for people to use, the company said late Wednesday.
In a blog post, Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president for search products and user experience, said the simple change to the company's home page "symbolizes" its "focus on search." She added that the adjustments to the height and width of the search box makes the company's home page "even easier and more fun to use." Yeah, I don't get it either.
Google said in an e-mail message that the new search box is "roughly double the size of the (original) search box." The company also made its search buttons "more similar" for those viewing Google "on different operating systems and browsers." Even with a larger search box, the company's search still only allows for up to 2,048 characters in a single query.
Haha I noticed that aswell, I was somewhat irritated by the larger search box, and still am, I want the old search box back Maybe it's a reaction to M$ Bing or yahoo, they have larger search boxes too.
They should give users the option to switch back to the old box and font