January 20, 2022

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.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.