It seems that there is some problem with internet explorer and google search results display. Sometimes the search box becomes so small that you can’t even see what you have typed.
Another common problem is with the text on the right side buttons which become too small to read. It is difficult to use Google on Internet Explorer 8 whereas everything else works fine. The problem is not with Google but with IE8 which tries to enhance user experience by explicitly implementing Vista Style on buttons and text boxes. Following are the three solutions for having trouble in viewing correct Google result page. Any one of them will solve your problem.
How to make Google search box size larger or buttons text visible in IE
- Click on Tools at top menu bar (or press Alt+T) . Open Internet Options box. Below Advance tab, Browsing section uncheck the box that says “Enable visual style”. OR
- Use the Compatibility view Button on the right side of address bar.[learn more]. OR
- Open Notepad and type this
Save it as “ie8.css” file type: All. Then Go to Internet Options > General tab > Accessibility button. Select Format documents using my style sheet and choose the ie8.css file
Let us hope that Microsoft will fix this problem. Till then we have to struck with windows 98 style buttons for our favourite search engine.