How to Get Rid of Other Search Engine Links on Google Pages
January 20, 2009 9:16 PM   Subscribe

How do I get Google to stop putting the "Try your search on *other search engine links*" bar at the top of all of my search result pages?

I use Google as my main search engine. However, they appear to want me to try their competitors. Every time I search, a line of text appears at the top of the page that invites me to:

Try your search on Yahoo, Ask, AllTheWeb, Live, Lycos, Technorati, Wikipedia, Bloglines, Altavista, A9, GoodSearch

The problem is that the bar appears a few seconds after the actual results, pushing them further down the page. If I click too quickly on the first result of the page, I often find that Google has loaded that bar while I was clicking, and it takes me to one of those search engines instead. This annoys me mightily.

There's nothing in my Google preferences about getting rid of this. I've also looked at, and I can't find a fix. Is there any way to solve this problem.
posted by decathecting to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I have never seen Google do this, or produce a "bar" of any description whatsoever. Are you perhaps using Windows Internet Explorer, the web browser famous for being regularly modified to include malware without the user's permission?
posted by majick at 9:26 PM on January 20, 2009

Are you sure you don't have an extension installed, such as CustomizeGoogle?
posted by zamboni at 9:29 PM on January 20, 2009

Yeah, to get Google to stop doing this, turn it off in CustomizeGoogle.
posted by kindall at 9:34 PM on January 20, 2009

I am an idiot. My CustomizeGoogle settings were set improperly. Thanks to zamboni and anyone else who took the time to look into this. Case closed.
posted by decathecting at 9:35 PM on January 20, 2009

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