Google has enlarged its search box to make it "easier" to use, the company said late Wednesday. In a blog post, Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president for search products and user experience, said the simple modify to the company's home page "symbolizes" it's "focus on search." She added that alteration to the height and width of the search box makes the company's home page "even easier and more fun to use." Yeah, I don't get it either.
Google said in an e-mail message that the fresh search box is "roughly twice the size of the (original) search box." The company also made its search buttons are "more similar" for those viewing Google "on different operating systems and browsers." Even with a bigger search box, the company's search still only allows for up to 2,048 characters in a single query.