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README.md

Hide Google Doodles - a browser extension

If, like me, you find google doodles distracting (especially the animated ones), this extension's for you. It's available for Chrome.

It replaces doodles with the default logo, for a less distracting search experience.

You can read more about how I designed it here.

Permissions

It'll request to read and change data on www.google.com, because it's injecting CSS styles into the page.

Issues

If you have a problem, question, or comment, open an issue with as many details as possible.

Running in Opera

A lot of people run Chrome extensions in Opera. To get this extension to work, right-click the extension icon and go to Manage Extensions, then select "Allow access to search page results" and refresh the Google search page.

Hiding on the New Tab

I tried hiding the doodle on the New Tab page, but it's tougher than modifying the search page. It means creating a whole new page to replace the new tab page, and there's a lot of functionality on that built-in page. Also, they recommend against trying to simulate the default New Tab page.

Instead, click the "Customize this page" gear icon in the lower right corner and choose a color or image, or upload your own, and it should take precedence over the doodle-of-the-day.

History

  • 1.0.0 - Initial version using stylesheets to hide logo. (Mar 21, 2018)
  • 1.0.1 - Adjusted IDs to hide. (Mar 21, 2018)
  • 1.1.0 - Implemented JavaScript solution using arrive.js library; css alone was not enough (Apr 5, 2018)
  • 1.1.4 - Fix needed due to elements on the page changing (Sep 21, 2018)
  • 1.1.6 - Fix needed due to incorrect logo size (Feb 4, 2019)
  • 1.2.0 - Use doodle image size instead of ID to correctly size the default logo (Mar 21, 2019)
  • 1.2.1 - Hide doodles on Gmail too. (Apr 12, 2019)
  • 1.2.2 - Hide Google promotional messages. (June 4, 2019)
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