Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've just been forced to leave Google Plus and Google Profile. As such, I'd like to not have "+You" leading every single page from Google.

enter image description here

Is there any way to do so without resorting on client side modifications?

share|improve this question
Damn you for preliminarily excluding my obligatory Greasemonkey solution. ;) – hheimbuerger Sep 20 '11 at 22:53
Damn you for making me notice that +You tab. "+You"? Sounds vaguely insulting doesn't it? Well +You back Google! – Jay Riggs Sep 20 '11 at 23:15
Since it's key to Google's new social initiative, I highly doubt they're going to offer a way to turn it off. I think you're stuck with client-side solutions. – Al E. Sep 20 '11 at 23:25
@hheimbuerger I'm sorry, but so long as Chrome fails to sync extensions for me that solution would be pretty partial. – badp Sep 21 '11 at 9:10
It's worse when you wanting to get an account but your under 18 and there's a plus +you button mocking you on every google page. And a big blue arrow on the google homepage – Jonathan. Sep 22 '11 at 16:42

When you have Firefox I can really recommend you this addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/remove-it-permanently/

Just right click on the +You tab, go to "RIP Advanced" and click "Remove from this domain". Then right click the +You tab again and click "Remove this permanently".

It works for Google Web and Images so when the +You tab appears again (like in Google Maps or Videos) just click "Remove this permanently" again. And there you have a +You tab-free Google. ;)

share|improve this answer
Add-ons count as client side modifications I think – Yi Jiang Sep 22 '11 at 12:31
Yeah. Sorry, but still had to +1 it. Nice add-on, thanks for the tip. :) – hheimbuerger Sep 22 '11 at 13:33

It can be easily removed using the Adblock add-on in Google Chrome browser. Just right click, then to Adblock and remove ad. Done.

share|improve this answer
So you're saying that the +1 on the bar can be removed by using Adblock extension to Chrome browser? Adblock is an extension, not a plug-in, correct? Thanks. – Ellie Kesselman Nov 24 '12 at 16:38

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.