Bookmarklet: Remove "Join Google+"-Banner from a post

This article is from 2012 and has been archived. It's old and probably outdated.

When you are reading a post on Google+ the page might contain the IMHO annoying banner to join Google’s social network. The banner distracts you from reading the article - it even follows you when you are scrolling. This bookmarklet for your browser’s toolbar hides the banner.

To use the bookmarklet, just drag and drop it onto the bookmarks toolbar:

G+HideJoinBanner%5B0%5D.style%5B'display'%5D%3D'none'%3Bd.getElementsByClassName('Tl')%5B0%5D.style%5B'display'%5D%3D'none'%3Bd.getElementById('contentPane').style%5B'marginTop'%5D%3D0%3Breturn%20void(0)%3B%7D)())

Usage: When you are on a Google+ page that shows the banner, just click the bookmarklet and the banner should disappear. It will be displayed again after reloading the page.

Tested in Mac OS X 10.6.8: Google 19 beta, Firefox 13 beta

Jan Beilicke

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