I'm using google-chrome on Windows and Linux. On Windows, it is google-chrome 28 something (I use beta) and on Linux it is google-chrome-unstable Version 29.0.1516.3 dev.
After a recent update on Windows, I discovered that UI of location bar search and corresponding Google search page have been changed. When I use location bar to search things, it 'searches as I type'. and on search page there is no text-input box for search queries; instead the location bar is used.
I think it is very pleasant design and am looking forward to using this with my Linux (Fedora 18). Problem is that even after update to 29.0 google-chrome on my Linux is still using the old UI.
I went to
chrome://flags to sort things out myself and reached a dead end. I changed following flags from
Enable Instant Extended API Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS Enables the Instant Extended API which provides a deeper integration with your default search provider, including a renovated New Tab Page, extracting search query terms in the omnibox, a spruced-up omnibox dropdown and Instant previews of search results as you type in the omnibox. #enable-instant-extended-api Enable local first-load NTP in Instant Extended. Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS Whether or not the first New Tab Page load of a new window will automatically fall back to the local page when Instant Extended is enabled. #enable-local-first-load-ntp Enable local-only Instant Extended API Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS Enables the Instant Extended API using only local resources, including a renovated New Tab Page and a spruced-up omnibox dropdown, but without search query terms extraction or Instant search results. #enable-local-only-instant-extended-api
After that, I have two search suggestions displayed as I type on the location bar. One is old search suggestion and there is new search suggestion displayed under it. The Chrome search page from location bar is not using the new UI.
The search option
Display Instant results (Instant Extended is local-only).
is disabled. (greyed-out, can't toggle it myself).
What should I do?
Edit : I just enabled
Enable Instant Extended API Flag only from above (changed the rest to default) and the UI experience is quite similar to that of windows. But I want to get rid of this double search suggestion. (See picture). Somehow I can toggle
Display Instant Results option, but the double suggestion is still there.