Google started introducing an expanded right hand side bar (under a plus button) to let you filter the results a while ago – it let you show results from within a time frame or from a certain type of site.
Now, for users of the Chrome browser that side bar is more blocky – a sort of 1990s style channel bar – that lets you filter by the different types of Google results including Images, Maps, Videos, News, Blogs, Updates, Books, Shopping and Forums.
You can also filter by time (although that is in a traditional Google style text link) and further results including Social, images, shopping sites, previews and change view to related, standard and timeline.
That’s not the only difference though – the Google logo is much larger, the search button is blue and the ad block at the top of the search area is more prominent.
What with the addition of extension and native support for Greasemonkey – the speed of the browser and the fact that it just looks better than everything else – Chrome is getting better with every release.
Even now, having to go into Firefox to take the screengrab on the left above felt clunky and old.
See the results page.