How to Go Back to the Old Google

By  |  Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

When I wrote about Google’s redesign a few days ago, a couple of commenters grumbled that they didn’t like it. Over at Search Engine Land, Danny Sullivan says that there doesn’t seem to be a critical mass of unhappy campers out there, and that Google doesn’t plan to let users override the new version. But he does provide a trick–who knows how long it will last?–that lets you use the old, no-sidebar version.

Oh, and if you’re really nostalgic for earlier versions of Google, try this.

 
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  1. KJ Says:

    That wacky sidebar cause Midori to throw up.

  2. Rayne Thackery Says:

    I just deleted all my Google related services i.e. Gmail, iGoogle, Google Shopping, YouTube. Hello Bing.

  3. Adam Says:

    Just use adblock to block the sidebar.

  4. gene Says:

    I don't know where this new iGoogle, Google plus, or Google whatever, came from but I can't seem to get it closed down and get back to the one that has all my bookmarks (ie. favorites). I think bells and whistles are okay. But, very often and most often, and, in fact, all the time, I want my computer to be functional. All the social media and giddy fun stuff is okay if that's all you've got to think about. But, I want to my computer to serve me, not the other way around. HOW DO I GET BACK TO THE OLD VERSION?

  5. mary Says:

    help me find the chat area thatwas on lower left of screen. showed my contacts that i wanted to invite to chat. please put back . if not a computer wizard what can i do?

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