Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Google navigation bar (again)

For the second time this year, Google has changed its navigation bar, this time to black. The new bar appears to be part the move to the Facebookish Google+. If you, like me, find the black bar a distraction, there are Greasemonkey scripts to help:

Disable Google Black Bar, by Keith Dsouza. This script removes the black bar from but leaves the bar as is elsewhere.

Google Light Navbar, by akira@Taiwan. I prefer this script, which brings back the white bar on all Google pages — which is to say, the bar that doesn’t look like a bar, because it’s indistinguishable from the white background.

These scripts require Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension. Greasemonkey will work in other browsers too.

Thank you, Keith and akira@Taiwan, for creating these scripts.

11:22 a.m.: One more: Google Bar Classic, by Olmer. Also brings back the white (non-existent) bar. Thanks, Olmer.

2:28 p.m.: Google Bar Classic seems to break Google Reader — no longer possible to send or share items.

July 1, 8:25 p.m.: Google Bar Classic has been updated: problem solved.

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comments: 2

Olmer said...

You can also use Google Bar Classiс for this purposes. This script completely restores old white-n-blue look of google top bar.

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Olmer. I just added the link to my post.