How to remove the Black Navigation Bar on Google?


So, we’ve been seeing this all new Black Bar on top of Google for the past few days. It’s clearly seen that it is the first step taken by Google to launch its Google+ social network. But, awkwardly this new black bar is not too easy on the eyes and it makes the Google Homepage look ugly to some users. Here’s how we can get rid of it :

1. Using a GreaseMonkey Script

  • GreaseMonkey doesn’t work with all Browsers. You need Firefox for this one. Users having other browsers can see the workaround here.
  • After you install GreaseMonkey, you need to add this script to it. You can find it here.
  • When you run that script, the black bar will be turned white on your browser. After Google makes changes to the bar in future, this script might not work, So keep an eye on the changes in the script in its homepage.

2. Using Stylish on Chrome.

  • Install Stylish on your Chrome from the Web Store. You can find it here.
  • Then install this Stylish Script.
  • After the script is installed and enabled, you’ll get the white bar back on Google but the buttons still look the same.

This can be temporary solutions for you to get rid of the Black Bar but let’s hope Google makes a quick change and reverts its navigation bar back to the old white one which is easier-on-the-eyes.

ElamParithi Arul is Editor At Large and the Owner of Tech Twinklers. He is the founder of the Parithi Network. Basically being a 23 year old Whizkid, He's A Mac User. An Adventurer. A Tech Enthusiast, An Avid PC and PlayStation Gamer, A Hobbyist Photographer and a Nature Lover. His basic interests are developing Websites, Apps and coming up with various creative ideas for a better vibrant tomorrow. He is a professional blogger for about 4 years and writes blogs regarding technology, gaming, and about his own personal life. You can follow him on Twitter at @Parithi

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8 Comments

  • Vishwas
    June 30, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    Do u have ne ideas for chrome?????

  • Vishwas
    June 30, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    Do ya have ne suggestion 4 chrome users???

    • Parithi
      June 30, 2011 at 3:56 AM

      Suggestions or tricks?

  • deborah
    June 30, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    tat’s cool parithi…..thanks for the post

    • Parithi
      June 30, 2011 at 1:11 PM

      my pleasure deborah 🙂

  • GGG
    July 15, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    How to remobe the black google bar in IE9?

    • Parithi
      July 15, 2011 at 3:37 PM

      In order to do that, 1. You have to install the Greasemonkey on IE (which is no longer available) or 2. You need to install ‘Trixie’ which is an greasemonkey alternative for IE…try out the ‘userscript’ using that.. comment back if you have any issues in doing that 🙂

      trixie available here : http://www.bhelpuri.net/Trixie/

  • Joeri
    January 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Here is how I removed/disabled the black navigation bar without installing any plugins or use any scripts (it is very easy!):

    http://tweakdump.blogspot.com/2011/11/lean-google-homepage.html

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