Do You Love Google+ But Find the Notifications Distracting? A New Chrome Extension Could Be Helpul
We’ve seen some Google+ users saying that the notifications (in the black global navigation bar at the top of all Google pages) can be distracting.
So, developer, entrepreneur, and writer, Nik Cubrilovic, developed a Chrome plug named Block+. Hopefully plug-ins for other browsers are in the works.
Cubrilovic writes on his blog:
Block+ will remove any links to Google+ in the global nav, including the profile link, circles, etc. It will also remove the notifier. It blocks the requests, and also hides those elements from view – so you are not only hiding it but saving on 6-7 HTTP requests that normally take place each time you hit the global nav.
Learn more, look at before and after screen shots, and download the plugin here.
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