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epine writes: Today I noticed that Google has yet again arbitrarily changed the layout of my Google search results page, and in the process, effectively eliminating an excellent Google feature I've depended upon for as long as I can remember, the search result counter. Where the banner at the top of the search results page used to include the information 11,300,000 results (0.11 seconds) this information has now been moved to the offscreen banner at the bottom of my search results page, where it is next to useless, as I have long been in the habit of immediately checking the number of results to determine if I've typed my query correctly, before scanning the result set. Common misspellings produce thousands of results where millions of results are normal, and Google suggest doesn't always catch these. What Google clients or user-agent plug-ins exist to put control back into the hands of the end user concerning the placement of information in Google results pages?