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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.

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

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Damn you for preliminarily excluding my obligatory Greasemonkey solution. ;) –  hheimbuerger Sep 20 '11 at 22:53
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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
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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
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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
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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. ;)

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

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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. –  Feral Oink Nov 24 '12 at 16:38
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