Facebook’s accelerated focus on search may soon be extended to the navigation bar that appears throughout the site, as sister blog Inside Facebook reported, via a tip from Ignited Art Director Jeremy Carson, that some users of the social network are seeing a rejiggered version of the navigation bar, with the search box next to the word “Facebook,” and the icons for messages and notifications pushed to the right-hand side.

Inside Facebook pointed out that this test version of the navigation bar also does not feature a “home” link, meaning that users must click the Facebook logo to return to their homepages.

Facebook began testing a “search the Web” link in its typehead results in July, following the addition of the phrase, “Search for people, places, and things,” to the search box in June.

Readers: What do you think Facebook will eventually decide on in terms of positioning its search box within its navigation bar?

Screen grab courtesy of Jeremy Carson, via Inside Facebook.