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Just tried the old filter on adblock & it's still working :)
Hi; iGoogle is better now, but contains a completely unnecessary empty border/margin on the left and on the right. Any suggestions how to remove those two space-consuming margins?
This is a great app. I use it with Firefox on all my computers. I definitely recommend it.
Once upon a time I would have given this a 5 star review. Then with the new updates and all it stopped working. At about the same time, headline feeds on my iGoogle gadgets also stopped working. I did not put the two defects together, and kept iGoogle Tab Remover installed, hoping for an update, which never came. Google FINALLY provided a fix on their own, I disabled this extension and lo and behold I got my headlines back. This extension is badly broken now -- and obsolete.
David,. as posted, Google finally got there head out of there ass, and now provides the ability to hide the left column. Many Thanks for your effort and work....but don't go away,....I'm sure Google has something up there sleeve
It seems Google has added this feature, and the bar is now hidden by default, making this addon unnecessary.
Thank you for providing us with this addon all this time!
Thank you, Matt. Big help!
Great extension (would be 5 stars), but sadly following the recent upgrade to FF6.0 this no longer works for me. When it's turned on, I can't get any content for my gadgets. I've tried the fix via Adblock (Matt's new version below), but that doesn't work for me. Why are Google so obsessive about this? No concessions to the customers!
It was a great addon while it lasted but no longer works for me in FF 3.6 (in Vista and Linux). I switched to the Adblock Element Hiding Helper and it works well obscuring the left tab. However, every once in awhile something happens to it and the element hiding has to be redone (each time brings up a different filter), so I'm thinking Google tries to overcome all filters for this ^%&*(&* left tab by messing with scripts. If so, they're jerks.
I hate using addons that require a bloated senseless contribution while one could always use this: http://userstyles.org/styles/1940 (collapsed iGoogle) to fix something else the idiots at google think was a smart move
well, I couldn't find a way to respond to a message so ended up editing it.
I just meant if developers just priced it sensible people wouldn't think twice. Think McDonalds. Think 99c. I would not even have searched for an alternative. As for the alternative, no contributions were required. They are ad-driven. Yes, I clicked on the ad.
This addon is provided for free. There is no required contribution. People just donate because they feel it is the right thing to do to keep development going. I am glad you found a solution which works for you. You can use a user script but not everyone is as adept as you. I do hope that you contribute to my fellow developers which enabled you to run your script in Firefox.
thanks again flipper79, you're more reliable that M$, don't guess you can fix LINKIFICATION for ff 5.0 ? jk,lol.
left column: www.google.com##.G-KS
top row of links (black Google Bar): www.google.com###gb
entire header: www.google.com###nhdrwrap
As of July 16, 2011 it's back again. Is there a new fix? why o why does Google do this? To be clear: none of the previous fixes, nothing mentioned anywhere by anyone here, works anymore.
This is what you currently have to do to get rid of the annoying iGoogle sidebar:
1) Install Mozilla Firefox as your browser 2) Install the iGoogle tab remover from Softpedia.com  3) Bookmark the following link: http://www.google.com/ig?aig=0
Mark Powell 6-25-11 (Your best contribution in this regard, is to take the time to send letters to the FTC who is now going after Google for its monopolistic practices)
So far so good.
You can use AdBlock to block the iGoogle tab column. If you use AdBlock on Chrome, you can create the filter that you need, and then add it to AdBlock for Firefox. AdBlock on Chrome actually creates the filter, and you'll find the filter that it has made for you in the "Customize" tab of "Options". And you can bring that filter back to AdBlock on Firefox, and it works there.
This add-on used to work, but it looks like Google may be changing things too fast for the author to follow. Or maybe not, time will tell if this one gets back on track.
worked great for the tab remover, but now I can't access the igoogle gadget menus without disabling AdBlock plus first..guess we can't have everything ;)
@tweeks - thanks, that works great! Google gets a lot of things right but on other things it defies common sense and seems really out of touch, like with this tab nonsense.
I've used this addon until Google started to switch the class names. For a while, AdBlock Plus helped, but now it seems they generate the class names at random.
Here's the catch-all rule for AdBlock Plus that *should* work longer:
It uses the enclosing table to select the first - independent of it's class name.
I hope this helps some of you and works longer :)
Today's solution is:
.. thanks to the Ad-Block extension: 'Element Hiding Helper for Ad-Block Plus'
Installed Adbock Plus and added the "google.co.uk##.G-BT" filter and it's working perfectly. Thanks
adding www.google.com##.G-BT to adblock worked perfectly!
thanks a gazillion xoxox
Download Adblock (Mozilla Add-on).
Open Adblock. Add filter, keeping both the country extension and ##. For example:
if in Brazil:google.com.br##.G-BT
if in UK:google.co.uk##.G-BT
You need both AdBlock and iGoogle Tab Remover.
If that does not work, I would try removing all cookies.
I downloaded AdBlock Plus, added the www.google.com##.G-BT filter. Now the tabs are gone completely. What am I dong wrong? I am using Igoogle Tab remover 1.9.8.