Is the Google Apps menu found on the top lefthand side of the screen at all customizable? I'd like to remove links to Apps I don't use.

How can I add/remove menu items?

What other customization options are available?

  • Off topic: Google home page is not a webapp.
    – moioci
    Aug 5, 2010 at 3:43
  • @moioci - fair enough, I edited.
    – Jay Riggs
    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:06

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In Chrome you can use the Google Gbar Editor extension.

  • Google Gbar Editor No longer appears to exist.
    – ale
    Apr 28, 2017 at 12:42

They refer to that internally as the Universal Navigation Bar.

No without writing your own instance / handler of the NVB you cannot.. If you work within a GAE project (google app engine) of your own creation you can do anything.

  • Would you be kind enough to explain the meaning of NVB and give some pointers on how can I write a custom instance/handler? Jun 10, 2013 at 16:28
  • Paulo, this is pretty outdated - In reading my answer it's a bit misleading. There is not a way to write a custom instance / handler that is associated across your google applications. This is if you were to implement a similar bar within your own apps (that you had written). This was 3 years ago and I don't know if anything has changed since then.
    – Aaron
    Jun 12, 2013 at 19:50

Try to disable unused app at Admin control panel.

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