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This abomination of maldesign has been around for some time now and is the subject of an avalanche of moans and groans throughout the Internet and on many Forums.

As far as I know, NOBODY has yet come up with a simple solution for getting rid of this pestilence.

I have a Firefox add-on called "Google Search Tab Remover 1.04" by David Rubin, but it does not work.

Some entrepreneurs have suggested using NoScript or ABP. I have these, but how do I use them to get rid of this Google infection that makes life a misery for countless millions of users ?

Can anybody come up with a simple means of exorcising this Google imposed virus ? The thing comes up at every search and obscures half the output until I click REFRESH.

Many thanks
John

PS - I do use Sandboxie to open Firefox.

Edited by John Bull, 07 December 2010 - 04:27 PM.

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Simply uninstall the Google Toolbar.
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Simply uninstall the Google Toolbar.


Is the Google toolbar really the culprit ? That is amazing news and so easy. There are many extremely bad language posts on the net about this Google maggot.

Thank you
John
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After reading half the Internet`s capacity full up with angry users comments and hundreds of solutions that do not work, I finally concluded that apart from the cretins at Google being the world`s greatest PITA`s, the ONLY solution which seems to have unanimous approval is this :-

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So here's what you do:

1. Download GreaseMonkey:
https://addons.mozil...refox/addon/748

2. Restart Firefox

3. Copy & Paste the following to a file named Script.user.js
// ==UserScript==
// @name Remove Google Sidebar
// @description Adios!
// @include http://www.google.com
// @include http://www.google.com/*

// ==/UserScript==

function styleSheet(style) {
var internalSheet = document.createElement('style');
internalSheet.innerHTML = style;
internalSheet.type = "text/css";
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(internalSheet);
};

styleSheet("#leftnav {display:none !important;}");
styleSheet("#center_col {margin-left:0px !important;}");

Note: If you use a regional version of Google, add the page's address to the above script:
e.g. ..for Google Canada,

@include http://www.google.co.ca/
@include http://www.google.co.ca/*

4. Drag and Drop the created file into Firefox

5. Agree and Install
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Sorry to dominate my own thread but it is all over now. I have at last found a Firefox add-on that works perfectly with no problems. It has a Show/Hide button at each side of the screen. You can see it on :-
https://addons.mozil.../addon/161661/.

No need to uninstall my Google toolbar which I have found indispensable for years - the search sidebars are GONE. Have a nice day Google.

Thank you all.
John
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Your solution will likley help others, thanks for sharing. :D
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