Internet Explorer 8 Breaks Google Search Pages

Written by Amit Agarwal on Oct 2, 2009

The design of Google pages (both web search and custom search) seem to have issues with Internet Explorer 8. See examples:

Google Web Search in IE 8


Perform a search on Google using Internet Explorer 8 (try "blog" or "hello") and you’ll only see the top 3 or 5 results on the search results page. Now change the text zoom and other search results will magically appear. This video captures the bug.

Google Custom Search and IE 8

Google Custom Search too has issues with IE 8. Perform a search on some site that uses Google Custom Search (example – and it will put IE in an infinite loop. The only option you have is to end the iexplore.exe process through the Windows Task Manager. Check the video.

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