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New Google Bar; New Interface Google Feedback; Drag & Drop Image Search Result; Zeitgeist Young Minds 2012

A new Google bar is rolled out today. “The new design retains many of the feature changes we made in November that proved popular, including a unified search box and Google+ sharing and notifications across Google,” menitons Google.

The biggest change is, Google has “replaced the drop-down Google menu with a consistent and expanded set of links running across the top of the page.”

New Google Bar
New Google Bar Launches

Also, Google’s feedback tool now has new interface, sporting a much cleaner and better llok and list all your bug reports. “Google Feedback lets you send Google suggestions about our products. We welcome problem reports, feature ideas and general comments,” informs Google.

To try Google Feedback, go to Gmail, click the “settings” menu and then “report a bug”. A similar feature is available in Google Docs, YouTube and many other Google services. You can see the old version of Google Feedback if you click “Report a bug” in YouTube’s footer when you watch a video.

Google Redesigns Feedback Tool

Redesigned Google Feedback Tool Interface

New Interface Google Feedback Tool

Google Feedback Tool with new user interface

Google Launches new user interface for Feedback Tool

Zeitgeist Young Minds Google ChallengeGoogle is inviting youth between 18-24 to its youth challenge, “Zeitgeist Young Minds.” All you have to do is by March 19, just upload a short video telling your story, what matters to you and how you’re making a positive impact on your world.

“Winners will meet the leaders attending 2012 Zeitgeist. Previous Zeitgeist speakers have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Black Eyed Peas’ will.I.am, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, and Google CEO Larry Page,” Google informed.

If you want to find out more information about a Google Image Search result without actually clicking it. You can do so by just draggin the image to the search box and you’ll be able to use “search by image” to find similar images and pages that include the image.

You can also mouse over the result and click “similar” or click the result and use the “search by image” feature, but drag-and-drop is faster. Also, you can now edit the query and filter the results.

Drop and Query Google Image Search Results

Drag and Drop Google Image Search Results

Finally, Google Spreadsheets added a new feature that work in Chrome: “keyboard accelerators for menus.” Just press Alt+F (or Ctrl-Option-F for Mac) to open the File menu. Then type one of the underlined characters to select an option.

With Chrome begin Menu-less browser, you can use shortcuts like Alt+F and Alt+E to open Chrome’s wrench, but not in Google Spreadsheets.

Google Spreadsheets: Keyboard Accelerators for Menus

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