Slight Google Toolbar Tweak Rolling Out, Sign Of Bigger Things?

Slight Google Toolbar Tweak Rolling Out, Sign Of Bigger Things?
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A toolbar redesign has been slowly reaching more and more users at the Google homepage and in Gmail. It’s not a change in any functionality, though having a dedicated settings gear and sign-out spot on the right side is nice. TechCrunch, however, sees it as related to Google’s “+1” social network launch, which is certainly an interesting idea. [TechCrunch]


    • Why the extra step? Why does everything have to be connected to everything else? Facebook, twitter, sign in to Yahoo mail with gmail account. What for?!? I just want email. No connection, syndication, digg, etc., just email

  • Why hide the ‘sign out’ button behind the username, then force users to click twice in order to sign out?
    Is that good for customers, or just good for Google? I would rather support a company that is customer oriented above all things.

  • A huge and extremely stupid design fail. Signing out is the one operation you always have to do. It used to take one click. Now it takes two. Why Google why?

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