Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this!..

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

sliced bread Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Someone , in a fever dream, once said "this is the best thing since sliced bread" , well they hadn't seen that ability to hide the annoying space taker that is google home/chat. You want control over tha' masa's', well this is it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

it would be nice to get rid of the bar you created on top. but other than that it's awesome ^_^

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the way that Google should have implemented there freakin sidebar to start with. David Rubin should work for Google.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I actually became a member just so I could log in and thank you for developing this. The extra column was really bugging me, but I found a link to your add-on with a quick search for "get rid of extra column in igoogle". Great job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Your Welcome

I am very glad you find it useful. Share the joy, tell a friend.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this extension!
It is simple and does as advertised. It cleans up the iGoogle page without breaking functionality.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I LOVE IT!! I would still prefer my tabs at the top, but this is better that what Google offers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Love it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Makes my iGoogle home page much cleaner and visually appealing by recapturing wasted real estate. Very noticeable on the small screen of my netbook.

And I like the author's attitude towards implementing suggestions (see above).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

nice extension, but you can set your URL to this to do the same job;

http://www.google.com/ig?gl=all

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Thanks!

While you are correct that the URL does work, it does not allow you to use the canvas view options. This extension preserves that capability.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works Perfectly! Been waiting to get rid of those darn tabs!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! This is just what I was looking for. I have regained the space lost from the new igoogle tabs. This is my new favorite addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much!!
This makes me so happy. All that wasted space was so irritating! I love this!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.1). 

Will meet the needs of users wanting to be rid of iGoogle's new tabs Rated 4 out of 5 stars

[Note: I was not a user of this extension. This review was submitted to provide examples to the AMO editors of how I would review addons.]

The extension works as described and does not cause side effects to non-intended websites.

Suggestions:
* Change the text in the Tools menu from "Enable/Disable iGoogle Remover" to "Enable/Disable iGoogle Tab Remover". As it is, it sounds like it should remove iGoogle completely in some way.
* Enable the extension to work on other iGoogle country TLDs when the new iGoogle interface goes live there. Currently the extension will only work for www.google.com.
* Future-proof the extension by making it not do anything if it doesn't detect the components of the iGoogle page that it expects to be there. That is, when a different version of iGoogle comes out that the extension won't work with, the extension shouldn't continue to affect the iGoogle page in any way (if possible).
* Clean up unused files packaged in the xpi and pieces of code/names leftover from extension template code.

The displaying of the iGoogle left tab when the blue box the extension adds is clicked could be improved. It is far from perfect and what is displayed does not work as well as the original iGoogle tabs do. I would consider the extension buggy because of this if it were not for the fact that my assumption is that people using this extension probably don't actually want to use the new iGoogle tabs at all, ever. I assume there is a cleaner way to do this so that it works smoothly and would cause people disliking Google's changes to iGoogle to exclaim "that's what Google should have done."

Regarding the categories this extension is listed in here on AMO, which are currently 1) Appearance, 2) Toolbars, and 3) Tabs: I don't see why this is in the Toolbars category. I also don't feel it fits in Tabs because Tabs refers to Tabs in the browser, not something called "tabs" by some web application's own interface. I know it's tempting to put it into as many categories as possible for exposure reasons, but sometimes it's inaccurate.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4). 

Comments addressed in Version 1.4.1

Thanks for the suggestions.
I have implemented all of your suggestions, except the Future proofing, as I can not anticipate the changes Google will make.

I have also reworked the popup menu to look and behave more like tabs. So that if a person has more than one tab they can easily switch between them.