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Suddenly a couple of days ago the toolbar disappeared when accessing Google like (btw. I am already logged to my Google account, so that's not a problem):

http://google.com

I am using Google Chrome latest version:

Version 25.0.1364.172 m

I use a lot of translate or images Google sub pages and other functions from that bar and it comes very handy to have them there.

However, now when I want to access the Google search page I need to type directly:

http://translate.google.com

Is there a way to set Google black toolbar to appear on every page?

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A bug has been posted on the Chromium bug tracker on this issue, apparently it was a deliberate move by Google:

This is a deliberate Search experiment on Chrome v27, and not a bug. Thanks for the report, though!

Status: WontFix

And later:

I understand your frustration, but just to be clear, Chrome is not changing the google.com webpage. This is a Google Search experiment you happen to be in that has nothing to do with Chrome code.

So the only work around at this point would be to use a different browser or downgrade your Chrome install. Alternatively, if Translate is the only thing you are missing maybe a bookmark would serve as a replacement?

  • Thanks, I am using Firefox for webdev, but I have permanently disbaled cache to display all changes in code properly. So, it is slower than chrome, obviously. And I am too lazy to toggle it all the time ;) and having open another browser when I don't need it is a little too much I guess. Anyway, I will need to change my habits I guess ;) Thanks for your answer and I hope Google will go back in this case to the black top bar, at least in my testing group. – Derfder Mar 26 '13 at 7:41
  • Wow, I have it back :D. Big brother is watching/listening ;D. However, in this case it's nice. – Derfder Mar 26 '13 at 7:44
  • Glad you got things back! If you want to disable caching on Firefox, check out Web Developer toolbar, it provides an option to easily disable/enable cache - along with dozens of other handy tools. – John C Mar 26 '13 at 8:03
  • Yes, I know ;) I am using it all the time. But I was forgetting to turn it on off, so I decided to use chrome to casual browsing and firefox for webdev about a year and a half ago or so. – Derfder Mar 26 '13 at 8:32

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