Apparently Google decided it was time to make their website more difficult to use. The sidebar is gone for good, or at least until people complain enough for them to bring it back.
Here's the post on it by a Google Employee: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/websearch/xcv50_kJ9Pc/OQRM0rIAktEJ
This change was done in the name of "mobile optimzation." Ugh.
For now, to bring back the old interface you can use http://www.google.ca but it's probably just a matter of time until that one is changed as well.
This sucks man....I thought it was only me but anyways..... I dont know what GOogle wants making everything complicated with time.
answered Nov 22 '12 at 01:49