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VileReynard
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Google BLACK bar

I've discovered that www.google.co.uk have started using a manky black bar on the search site.
Can this be removed e.g. with the Stylish FF plugin?

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Re: Google BLACK bar

It's pig ugly and difficult to read.  Angry
Steve
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Re: Google BLACK bar

Don't like It myself either to be honest. Maybe I need a thicker browser Grin
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
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Re: Google BLACK bar

    @-moz-document url-prefix("http://www.google.co.uk/") {
    #gbx4 {
      background: white !important
    }
    #gbz a,
    #gbz span,
    #gbg span {
      color: blue !important
    }
    a.gbzt:hover,
    a.gbgt:hover {
      background: rgb(240,240,240) !important
    }
    a.gbzt:active,
    a.gbgt:active {
      background: rgb(235,235,235) !important
}
}

Changed the text to black as I prefer it.
Note you need to create a separate rule for other Google pages such as maps
edit - two more } added to make them balance
VileReynard
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Re: Google BLACK bar

Jim - you're an absolute star!  Grin Grin Grin Grin
note - I don't know if it's needed but I added a couple of '}' lines to make the brackets balance.

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Re: Google BLACK bar

I use google.com and they've done the same there.  Not impressed Sad
VileReynard
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Re: Google BLACK bar

Install the FF addon  "Stylish", which allows you to modify style sheet behaviour on a per site basis.
Use Jim's script to make it work.

Steve
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Re: Google BLACK bar

Quote
You may have heard talk of a mysterious black bar appearing on the top of Google.com. Or you may have even seen it yourself. No, you weren’t hallucinating. It was a sign of something about to show itself. Something big. Google+.
What is Google+? It’s the super top-secret social project that Google has been working on for the past year. You know, the one being led by General Patton (Vic Gundotra) and General MacArthur (Bradley Horowitz). Yes, the one Google has tried to downplay as much as humanly possible — even as we got leak after leak after leak of what they were working on. Yes, the one they weren’t going to make a big deal about with pomp and circumstance. It’s real. And it’s here.
Sort of.

Info ....http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/28/google-plus/
Grin
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VileReynard
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Re: Google BLACK bar

I call it Google-minus  Grin
If I didn't have the black bar removal code (from OldJim), I'd be looking for a different search engine.
It was either that, or start using a text-only browser...