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Older browser behavior changes in Google search Web Browsers
As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers. They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser.

If you want Google searches to go back to the modern style, you need to change your User-Agent string. For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. Internet Explorer 9 (Windows) works, for example.

[crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this. It's inevitable that older software becomes obsolete, the same way older hardware does. I think the actual hint here is a reminder that if a site misbehaves, changing the user agent can be an effective troubleshooting tool.]
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Older browser behavior changes in Google search
Authored by: StrawHousePig on Sep 04, '14 10:31:44PM

What if I *want* the old style Google results page?



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Older browser behavior changes in Google search
Authored by: emale on Sep 07, '14 12:19:49PM

Try UserAgent-String
"Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8; de-de) AppleWebKit/533.21.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.5 Safari/533.21.1"
That gives me the old style. Unfortunately that doesn't work for gmail...I liked the old style there.



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