How do I disable Google +1 functionality from appearing in my searches?

I want to remove "+1" icon from Google Search results. Is there a way to do so?

Google result with +1 button

  1. Download Adblock Plus
  2. Add filter ##button.esw

Goodbye Google PlusOne icons.

  • This didn't work for me. Any clues what I could be doing wrong? Chrome 12.0.742.100 on OS X. – boehj Jun 15 '11 at 2:30
  • Check out with Chrome's Developers Tools what class has Google +1 Icon. Then try to replace esw in ##button.esw filter for ##button.newClassFoundByYou. (Or) If Google uses other element than button - for example div than replace ##button.esw filter with ##div.esw. (Or) Combination of these two: ##div.newClassFoundByYou. You should simply check how is in your case. – Michał Kuliński Jun 15 '11 at 7:54
  • OK, I'll take a look. Thanks. – boehj Jun 15 '11 at 8:07

Steps to Enable/ Disable Google +1 Button

  1. Goto Google +1 button page
  2. Click on Try now button
  3. Now you have turned on the google +1 button.
  4. If you want to leave or turn off google +1 then goto Page
  5. Click on Leave button


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    Where on Google +1 button page is Try now button ? @Systech: Have you checked your solution, or have you pasted the link mindlessly ? – Michał Kuliński Jun 13 '11 at 12:14
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    @Coola, I see a big "Try it now" button when I go to that page, is that not the button in question? – dsolimano Jun 13 '11 at 17:10
  • This is this page from my point of view. – Michał Kuliński Jun 14 '11 at 10:02

For Firefox users: Print and follow these steps to turn off/disable/remove Google +1 Buttons from search results with or without AdBlock or AdBlock Plus and without having to create a Google profile:

  1. Go to Firefox Profiles folder on your hard drive.

    To locate your Firefox Profiles in Windows XP, Vista, 7:

    1. press: Windows Key+ R
    2. Type in:


    3. Click OK

    or from the Taskbar:

    1. Click: START → RUN
    2. Type in:
    3. Click OK

    The Profiles Folder will open. There will probably be only one folder in the Profiles folder.

  2. Open the folder with the ".default" extension name.

  3. Look for a folder named Chrome in the .default folder. If Chrome folder does not exist, you need to create it. (If the Chrome folder exists, skip to #4).

    To create the Chrome folder:

    1. Right-click inside the .default folder
    2. Select NEW FOLDER
    3. Type in: Chrome
  4. Open the Chrome folder and create a text file named userContent.css. (The contents of this file tells Firefox not to display +1 Buttons on web pages.)

    To create a text file named userContent.css:

    1. Right-click inside the Chrome folder
    2. Select NEW → TEXT DOCUMENT
    3. Type in: userContent.css

    Windows will bring up "Rename" warning dialogue box that says:

    If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?
    Yes No

    1. Select YES
  5. Open userContent.css. (It will open in Notepad with a box titled: userContent.css - Notepad).

  6. Paste the following into Notepad:

    .esw { display:none!important; } /* Hides the +1 Button completely */ 

    Be sure to include the period (.) before "esw" in the above.

  7. Save the Notepad file and Close it: Select FILE → SAVE → FILE → CLOSE (or select X on folder title bar to Close)

  8. Close remaining open folders.

  9. If Firefox Browser is not closed, close it.

Re-open Firefox Browser. Navigate to Google's search page and perform a search. Google +1 Buttons will be gone from all future search results.


I disabled mine by going to https://plus.google.com/+1/personalization Hope this works for you too =)

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    What settings did you change within personalization? – batpigandme Jun 30 '13 at 15:59
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    @batpigandme for me there are only two options when i visit the link i posted. 1) enable 2) disable. – Celly Jun 30 '13 at 22:23

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