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Q: Google web page hitch ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Google web page hitch
Category: Computers
Asked by: doug1944-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 24 Apr 2003 12:14 PDT
Expires: 24 May 2003 12:14 PDT
Question ID: 194922
I google constantly.  Recently, a good one-third of the left-hand side
of the search page has been taken up by a "new results" sub-page.  It
is extraordinarily annoying.  How can I get rid of it?
Subject: Re: Google web page hitch
Answered By: dogbite-ga on 24 Apr 2003 17:35 PDT
Hello doug1944-ga,

  What you are seeing is a sidebar in
  your web browser.  What web browser
  are you using?  Is it a new version
  of Netscape?

  Some new browsers have added a new
  "feature" that appears to "help" you
  navigate search engines like Google.
  Unfortunately, as you point out, they
  can sometimes be confusing and annoying.

  You can either collapse or shut off the
  search sidebar.  A nice discussion is here:

  In particular:

Netscape 6 has introduced My Sidebar, a handy way to personalize your
web experience. Just click on the tab title and its content will
appear in the space below (the other tabs will move out of the way).
Several tabs are available for you to use, and can be turned on/off
depending on what you want to use (click Tabs to open a list of
available tabs to see; click Customize Sidebar to further add/remove
different tabs). If you want to hide the My Sidebar area just click
the collapse handle and it will collapse to the left; to get it back
just click the collapse handle again. To turn off My Sidebar
altogether go to the menu bar, choose View and click My Sidebar to
remove the checkmark.

  You might also search within your web browser's
  help system for "sidebar" or "search sidebar."

  Does that help you?

Subject: Re: Google web page hitch
From: pinkfreud-ga on 24 Apr 2003 15:56 PDT
This may be helpful to you:
Subject: Re: Google web page hitch
From: farzin-ga on 25 Apr 2003 09:20 PDT
If this is something your internet brower (netscape) is adding then go to: 
This page shows all the buttons and their perpose.

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