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    I noticed recently that if I open Google with my cursor outside the browser window, I see this:

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    but as soon as I move the cursor 'inland', I get the normal view, with 'Google' Search' and 'I'm feeling lucky' buttons etc.

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    Am I missing something obvious?
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    It looks normal to me.
    What browser are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartR View Post
    It looks normal to me.
    What browser are you using?
    Firefox 3.5.3 - it doesn't seem to do the same with IE8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leif View Post
    Firefox 3.5.3 - it doesn't seem to do the same with IE8
    It looks fine for me in Firefox 3.5.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartR View Post
    It looks fine for me in Firefox 3.5.4
    Even if you load Google with your cursor definitely outside the 'viewing window'? The 'normal' view fades in rather than jumps and I suspect it is deliberate. It's pretty much all Greek to me, but the initial page source starts off with:

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    <!doctype html><html onmousemove="google&&google.fade&&google.fade()"><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;
    (I tried attaching the source as a .txt and .doc file, but it fails without explanation. I guess it is being seen as possibly malicious code.)

    I'm just intrigued as to why they are doing it...

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    Google has been experimenting with a minimalist start page, but I thought it wasn't generally available yet...

    See Google goes maxi-minimal with experimental home page

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    And now...

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    More information about the Google 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button leads to mystery countdown clock - Telegraph - and other Easter eggs...
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