Small Dot Annoying Firefox 3 Users in Google Search

Feb 12, 2009 • 9:52 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

A Google Web Search Help thread has a group of searchers complaining about a single pixel that shows up when you click the next or previous buttons in Google Search. This only seems to show up for a second, when you click the next or previous button, but it also only shows up in Firefox 3.

Here are pictures:

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As you can see, I circled in red, the pixel that seems to be really bugging some searchers.

Funny how the smallest little thing can really get on your nerves.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Akos Horvath

02/12/2009 04:00 pm

Huh? People really have time to notice things like that and spend the time on complaining about it? And I thought I was nuts...:)I feel better now.Thanks!

Barrie Adams

02/12/2009 04:55 pm

That must be the new tracking dot... Oh come on, get on with some work!

BigJ

02/13/2009 12:34 pm

I wonder if it is related to Google's use of CSS sprites to load their images quickly- Depending on where you right click on the 'next' image the dot appears in different places... Maybe a spacing rule?

David

02/18/2009 06:04 pm

A fix is coming soon. - A Googler

Dustin

11/24/2009 02:34 am

Yes, folks, when you do care about your work down to the last stray pixel, these things matter a:focus, a:hover, a:active { outline:none } http://blog.fryewiles.com/development/06-27-2008/fixing-the-red-dot-pixel-in-image-links-in-firefox-3

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