Today i was tasked with editing the search results page in our enterprise search centre. I'd noticed before that the results page doesn't contain a ribbon or even the site actions menu. I didnt really take any notice before as i hadnt any need for either. However when i came to edit this page i was stumped. how can i get the page into edit mode so i can make changes to the search results web part.
A quick google search provided me with the solution. Simply append the following value to the url of the search results page
so your url might look something like this
Hope this helps someone.