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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Disable Google Homepage Promo Message in Firefox

Increasingly, the Google homepage displays promotions below the search box. If you often find these items of no interest to you (for instance, the current promo text "Your child's design could be our logo and appear in the National Design Museum" is of less relevance if you don't have a child), there are ways to disable these messages. One quick and dirty approach for Firefox is to change your user stylesheet. Mozilla has info on how to locate your user stylesheet, depending on your operating system. Add the following bit to userContent.css, save the file, and restart all instances of Firefox:

Now, the promo message as well as some other links below it should be gone. (Theoretically, this could affect any other HTML page with the same onload event and font size definition as Google's, but chances are rather slim.)


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