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NovaDelta
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Old Google?

Unread postby NovaDelta » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 03:48

So I was looking through my Windows XP VM and I noticed when I opened Google in IE 6 it opened sort of an older version of Google.

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As you can see, It only really effects IE6. Mypal reads the newer google just fine.

I was wondering if there was a way to get the older Google in current Pale Moon on Windows 10? I'd personally love to see the older Google again.

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Re: Old Google?

Unread postby Potkeny » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 04:33

If you disable javascripts (from google) you will get the "older version", so probably any solution which can achieve that should work. (Just disabled all javascript in my up-to-date FF to test it, got the older version there too.)

I'm using NoScript, but that makes my PM not supported, I believe uMatrix can do it (and others I forgot too).

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Re: Old Google?

Unread postby NovaDelta » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 04:55

Thank you I'll try that.

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Re: Old Google?

Unread postby gepus » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 06:49

Toggle JavaScript, a simple button to toggle scripting on/off.
Since I'm surfing the Web most of the time with scripting disabled (leaving all the junk behind me :)) such a button is very handy.
Making special rules for most sites isn't an option for me since sometimes I enable JS (for some content) on sites I regularly access with JS disabled.

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Re: Old Google?

Unread postby nicolaasjan » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 16:38

I always have the old Google design (or at least something similar to that) with the help of the Stylem extension and this userstyle.

See screenshot below:

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Re: Old Google?

Unread postby riiis » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 18:42

gepus wrote:Toggle JavaScript, a simple button to toggle scripting on/off. ... Making special rules for most sites isn't an option for me since sometimes I enable JS (for some content) on sites I regularly access with JS disabled.
Potkeny wrote:If you disable javascripts (from google) you will get the "older version", so probably any solution which can achieve that should work. (Just disabled all javascript in my up-to-date FF to test it, got the older version there too.) I'm using NoScript.

The difference between Google "older version" and Google "newer version" appears to be but a smidgen above trivial. So, "solving" this "problem" by turning off all Javascript (such as with "Toggle Javascript" or "NoScript")-- doing so replaces a simple user-style preference with potentially big problems (of breaking many websites that need Javascript to run properly. Or, for NoScript, dealing with entering multitudes of exceptions and browser compatibility issues).

Nevertheless, to block Javascript for specific websites (rather than overall), you might want to try ScriptBlock.

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Re: Old Google?

Unread postby doofy » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 19:12

riiis wrote:Nevertheless, to block Javascript for specific websites (rather than overall), you might want to try ScriptBlock.

Or uMatrix.


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