Google textbox disappears after search (Windows 7)

Posted on 2014-08-18
Last Modified: 2014-08-21
Dear experts,

Whenever I search something on Google using "Address bar" (Omnibox) the results appear but usually there's search textbox to correct the keywords.

For some reason, since yesterday the textbox doesn't appear after the search forcing me to go back to the Omnibox to do an alternative search.

No search textbox
I'm wondering if there's anything that can be done or if it is by design.

Thanks for your time and insights.
Question by:focus15
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    focus15 --
    Do a System Restore to a time before the problem started.
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    Which browser focus15
    to compare
    IE looks similar, I have used the same search words
    I don't have a home page in any of my browsers, do you have the google toolbar installed in IE 11, is this windows 7 x 64? and your using IE 32 bit not 64 bit?
    Is the bar locked?
    It looks as if your missing a bar the google toolbar? Rightclick the top bar
    Internet explorer search in Google Toolbarrightclick the top barChrome, do you have the Google toolbar installed? in Chrome?
    It looks as if your typing into the address bar.
    I have Google Toolbar with my Chrome with no home page set, so when I open Chrome it opens in a new tab by default, see how I donot have the home page house next to my search
    type in search chromeChrome settings
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    The only I time I see the words across the top Web Shopping News  is after I selected the URL from the drop box of offers
    I can choose form Google search or click on an URL
    Typing in search offerssearch results chrome

    Author Comment

    Thanks a lot, jci and Merete. It seems quite a few users had reported this problem at Google Chrome forum.

    I had re-installed Chrome but the issue still remained but for some reason, I got the search textbox back.. Probably a browser update fixed it.
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    Thanks for telling us what helped.
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    Thank you focus15

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