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They arrange the items depending on what you search for. I.E. searching for 'Tax' is likely to return many News results, so that is shown alongside 'web': Searching for 'Mexico Flag' is likely to return lots of images, so they set 'Images' as the next tab: Whereas searching for 'Bristol' (A city in England) returns 'maps' as the next tab: ...


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As I understand, the user knows what he’s searching. So the user has to deside if it’s a task-search or a user-search. If the system is able to decide whether the input is a task-number or a customer-number one field would be better because the user would not be forced to decide. In the case, that there are hits on customers and on tasks you could ask the ...


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If the system can determine if the data is a Identity1 or Identity2, I recommend you to have only one field and only one submit button, and add a label (or placeholder) to explain that you can give a Identity1 or Identity2. For example, assume that Identity1 is a name and Identity2 is an address, you can have : More generally you can have something like ...


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There is no practical reason for them to serve up the least relevant results. There may well be millions of results, but Google also knows that there is no way a human could look a them all since people tend to give up or try a different search after the first page or two. So they cut corners to make things faster. On page 37 you'll see this at the bottom: ...


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Google does a lot of testing, but that doesn't mean they've tested this issue. The use case that was described in the original post was "I use the images function on a regular basis.", so frequently that the text was no longer read, only the position of where the link is located. But location changes and causes the issue. This breaks the usability rule of ...



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