In summary, a Googler (+Justine Rivero) confirmed that this new, space saving Google Bar is rolling out over the next few weeks. Featuring an all-new grid menu to replace the horizontal black bar of links, it makes the Google experience simple and clutter free.
|Better than a bunch of links, isn't it?|
|Very trendy, Google|
Pretty simple, just open up http://google.com in a tab (if you're in a Country other than the US, make sure to hit the google.com link at the bottom of your localised search page).
In Chrome, open up your developer console using Ctrl+Shift+J (ChromeOS, Win, Linux). If you're on a Mac, hit Command-Option-J.
Using another browser? Hit up Google Operating System's post for further instructions.
Step 3Paste the following code (this changes a Google cookie):
document.cookie="PREF=ID=e66a207a51ceefd8:U=936bafc98b2a9121:FF=0:LD=en:NR=10:CR=2:TM=1378808351:LM=1379592992:SG=1:S=OXyq0fqClYB66VuV ; path=/; domain=google.com";window.location.reload();
Press Enter and close the developer console and enjoy the new interface across Google+, Search and more!
document.cookie="PREF= ; path=/; domain=google.com";window.location.reload();
Update: It's now official; And we beat them to their own announcement by eight hours! 1-0 Google. ;-)
Let us know how you like the new Google Bar!