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Bug With Google Search Bar Makes Autocomplete Query Hard To See

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Bug With Google Search Bar Makes Autocomplete Query Hard To See


Many searchers are seeing a bug or a test gone bad within the Google Search bar or box while in dark mode. The text displayed in the autocomplete search suggested are grayed out on a light background, where it is super hard to read.

I believe this is related to Google testing a gray search box but did not count for how this might interact with Google Search in dark mode.

Here is a screenshot from Jamie Indigo on Twitter on how bad this looks (click to enlarge):

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Google confirmed the issue in the Google Web Search Help forums where Google’s Aishwarya Tapadar said “Thanks for letting us know. We’re working on resolving this and will let you know as soon as we have more information. Thanks your patience!”

Here are more screenshots of this:

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I suspect this will be fixed shortly.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

Update: Google said the issue should be resolved.





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Google Helpful Content System Update, Continuous Scroll On Desktop & Topic Refinements

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Google Helpful Content System Update, Continuous Scroll On Desktop & Topic Refinements

This week we had another confirmed update to the Google helpful content system; it is now global. Google also had a lot of volatility over the previous week, unrelated to this confirmed update. Google officially rolled out continuous scroll on desktop search this week. Google also officially launched topic refinements in the mobile search results but is also testing it on desktop. Google Search Console said the Subscribe with Google sites might see an increase in impressions and clicks in the search performance report. Google’s Gary Illyes recommended you load content before JavaScript if you get a Search Console notice. Google is testing removing the estimated number of search results. Google is testing showing short product reviews in the product thumbnail images. An SEO poll asks if link building is as effective or not. Google said SafeSearch could be triggered by a lot of explicit and extreme cursing. Google said set up tests to see if your site is blocking Googlebot. Google Business Profiles has a bug with uploading logos or images. Google updated the keyword planner to let you organize keywords into ad groups. Microsoft Advertising released a bunch of new features. I posted the monthly Google webmaster report this week. Finally, Google posted the top trending searches for 2022. And if you want to help sponsor those vlogs, go to patreon.com/barryschwartz. That was the search news this week at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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