Earlier this week, Google unveiled a new version of its navigation bar, which removes the old black bar that runs across the top of the screen for a new interface that appears when rolling over the Google logo. The company did give plenty of details on the new "Google Bar," but has remained silent on when the update will be rolling out to the masses.
Thankfully, as a result of some investigate work, you can begin to use the new Google Bar now (and show it off to your friends and family). Follow these steps:
NOTE: If for some reason you clear your browser cookies, these actions will become erased. You will have to perform this tutorial again to begin using the new Google Bar.
Step 1: Go to http://google.com in either Firefox or Google Chrome.
Step 2: Once Google is loaded, press one of the following key combinations that is specific to you:
- Windows (Google Chrome) - Control+Shift+J
- Mac OS X (Google Chrome) - Command+Alt+J
- Windows (Firefox) - Control+Shift+K
- Mac OS X (Firefox) - Command+Shift+K
Step 3: Once the Console loads, type in or copy+paste the following line of code and hit Enter:
NOTE: If for some reason the above code appears in more than one line, after you copy it into the Console, be sure to delete any line breaks to have the code on a single line only.
Step 4: Re-load Google and you should notice the new Google Bar!
Are you a fan of it? Let us know in the comments below!