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how do I disable "Click here to start sharing on Google+" using xp and firefox?

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My home page is google. I want to disable the startup bar that says "Click here to start sharing on Google+". I am using windows xp.

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://www.google.co.uk

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_29 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.1
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Npdsplay dll
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:8.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0.1

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My home page is google. I want to disable the startup bar that says "Click here to start sharing on Google+". I am using windows xp.

drosophila 1 solutions 2 answers

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This is one irritating attempt too far by Google to get people to sign up to Google+. I've changed my homepage to http://www.duckduckgo.com, which has some nice features of its own (and fewer privacy issues).

Modified by drosophila

drosophila 1 solutions 2 answers

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See also this link which suggests a solution using AdBlock:

http://www.google.ru/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=686d169c6321d9d1&hl=en

Modified by drosophila

les972 0 solutions 1 answers

I changed from Firefox to Windows Explorer as my browser and that solved the problem so it would appear to be a Google/Mozilla thing