Now head to Google.com, paste that string into your address bar, hit enter, and then reload your page. When Google first loads, you'll see only the single logo, text input, and two buttons. Move your mouse around the page, and the familiar text pops up underneath the search and up top. It's almost like Google is trying to encourage the use of keyboard shortcuts?
Need a reminder what such a page looks like in action? Here's the quick video snapshot:
We're always fans of clutter-removing experiments, but we're wondering if Google's no-text-needed version will be here to stay.
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