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Topic # 86221 4-Jul-2011 02:05 Send private message

A black bar at the top of a mostly white page, catches the eye and I decided it had to go.  It wasn't a normal toolbar and I didn't see any options to remove it so I'm a bit puzzled.

Googling this problem I surprisingly found 100% opposition to this obtrusive *new* thing, but no solution.  Strangely no comment from Google.  It wasn't really important, until I couldn't remove it, now it is my mission in life - just joking... but I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.

Why on Earth didn't Google provide an option button to toggle the visibility of the thing?
Deleting cookies doesn't work, using several other browsers also no luck, nor writing.

 

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  Reply # 488989 4-Jul-2011 05:42 Send private message

Use Bing?

Would be nice to be able to swtich back to "classic" google home page.

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  Reply # 488999 4-Jul-2011 07:27 Send private message

How dare you challenge the wisdom of our Google overlords. If they deem you shall have a black bar, then a black bar you shall have.


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  Reply # 489010 4-Jul-2011 08:17 Send private message

It's called change. Get used to it.

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  Reply # 489019 4-Jul-2011 08:40 Send private message

Evolbob: A black bar at the top of a mostly white page, catches the eye and I decided it had to go.  It wasn't a normal toolbar and I didn't see any options to remove it so I'm a bit puzzled.

Googling this problem I surprisingly found 100% opposition to this obtrusive *new* thing, but no solution.  Strangely no comment from Google.  It wasn't really important, until I couldn't remove it, now it is my mission in life - just joking... but I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.

Why on Earth didn't Google provide an option button to toggle the visibility of the thing?
Deleting cookies doesn't work, using several other browsers also no luck, nor writing.

 


I think there is an option in the settings to use "Google Classic"...am yet to check it out as I personally like the black bar.
 

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  Reply # 489029 4-Jul-2011 08:54 Send private message

I have a custom Google background so the black bar dosent bother me.




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  Reply # 489065 4-Jul-2011 10:21 Send private message

Yea, not everyone likes change. I thought it was a bit weird when it first appeared but now I am used to it. Everyone will get used to it, you just have to wait as I don't think they are going to change it.
Even when Facebook changed their layout/design etc everyone didn't like it but most are now used to it! : )

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  Reply # 489272 4-Jul-2011 17:15 Send private message

Chrome - Google Bar Classic UserScript
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/105744

Firefox - GreaseMonkey Addon + Google Bar Classic UserScript
https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/105744

Internet Explorer - Get a better browser?



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  Reply # 489358 4-Jul-2011 21:10 Send private message

I'll get used to it but I will always hate it...
Thx for all the helpful comments.

PS - except Bazzer, not helpful. :)

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