Signup for Faster Search in Gmail, Google Drive and Google.com; Compact Mode in Docs

This past August, Google opened a field trial allowing you to sign up to get information from Gmail right from the Google search box. Now, starting today, "everyone can sign up for a new and expanded field trial that makes it easier to find your stuff across Google, whether you're searching on Google.com or searching […]

This past August, Google opened a field trial allowing you to sign up to get information from Gmail right from the Google search box. Now, starting today, "everyone can sign up for a new and expanded field trial that makes it easier to find your stuff across Google, whether you're searching on Google.com or searching in Gmail," Google announced.

"It makes search more comprehensive by including content that's relevant to you. If you join this trial, Google will include relevant emails and information from Gmail in your private search results -- visible only in your account," Google infomrs.

In Gmail, "as you begin to type into the search box, you'll instantly start seeing relevant emails from Gmail as well as results from Google Drive, Google Calendar, and more," Google explains, adding, similarly, "when you search on Google.com, your results will include relevant information and messages from Gmail (something familiar to those who joined the original field trial) and now -- new in this field trial -- also files, documents, spreadsheets and more from Google Drive," Google said.

You can now sign up for the field trial to include your Gmail messages in your personal search results at https://www.google.com/experimental/gmailfieldtrial.

Please note that this trial is only accessible in English and for @gmail.com addresses (not available on Google Apps accounts).

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Gmail Personal Search Results

Alsso, you can now have more room to get stuff done in Google documents. Just, click the new button in the upper right corner of your screen to enter Compact Mode, and everything above the formatting menu will collapse and give you another inch or so to work with.

You can also now quickly take menu actions by typing in the new search box. "For example, if you type in "Picture," you'll see different options for adding graphics to your document," Google explains.

Google Docs, Google Drive : Hide menu buttonGoogle Docs, Google Drive : Compact mode

Google open source Supersonic, a query engine library, that is extremely useful for creating a column oriented database back-end. The engine supports a wide variety of typical columnar operations as well as many other specialized functionalities.

"It is a cache-aware engine which exploits several low-level optimization techniques to ensure second-to-none execution times and high throughput. By making use of SIMD instructions and efficient pipelining we make columnar data processing very fast," informs Google.

For some pointers on how to get started with the library visit the project page on Google Code.

Google Open Sources Supersonic Query Engine