New Search Box on Blue / Horizontal Scroll Bar August 22, 2007 2:13 AM   Subscribe

The "Google Custom Search" box on the blue is causing a horizontal scroll bar to appear in Firefox/Windows. The input box is just too darn large. I'd guess 100 pixels or so too wide?
posted by maxwelton to Bugs at 2:13 AM (11 comments total)

I also have this issue.

Related: does Google now yield better MeFi results than Yahoo search?
posted by grouse at 2:36 AM on August 22, 2007


It doesn't cause this for me but it still looks oddly long and ugly. Bah!
posted by liquorice at 2:48 AM on August 22, 2007


Doesn't happen in Firefox/Mac.
posted by blacklite at 3:22 AM on August 22, 2007


Yeah, it's too long.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:43 AM on August 22, 2007


I didn't notice the switch until I saw this post, but I'm very glad for it. My searches on metafilter usually went like this:
  • Search using metafilter search box
  • No, nothing useful. Modify search terms in yahoo search bar
  • Look through results for five or ten seconds, realize that this second search wasn't restricted to mefi, but rather is returning results from the whole web
  • Go to google, search for site:metafilter.com "search terms"
Oh, and no problems in Safari or Firefox for Mac with the width. It may have been fixed already.
posted by jiiota at 4:01 AM on August 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


Sorry, I'll test it on IE and firefox on windows. I just copied the same code I was already running with the yahoo search and figured it'd work out.

And yeah, I was tried of seeing Yahoo scrub the custom location on additional searches and decided to try Google.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:15 AM on August 22, 2007


Ok, should be fixed now. Google was forcing a width on windows in javascript, so I removed the references to it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:23 AM on August 22, 2007


And yeah, I was tried of seeing Yahoo scrub the custom location on additional searches and decided to try Google.
THANK YOU!!!

Also, this was happening in my profile, but it looks like it's fixed now there too.
posted by philomathoholic at 1:09 PM on August 22, 2007


Needs more blue.
posted by smackfu at 3:44 PM on August 22, 2007


And yeah, I was tried of seeing Yahoo scrub the custom location on additional searches and decided to try Google.

Yeah, the scrubbing was really obnoxious.
posted by blasdelf at 4:26 PM on August 22, 2007


I'm still getting this on the blue. :(

(Firefox 2 on Windows XP)
posted by ranglin at 5:11 PM on August 22, 2007


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