Safari 5 extension for Google Search

Sunday, June 13, 2010 (updated: Saturday, July 2, 2011)

Recently Google decided it was necessary to reserve a big portion of the search results page to a sidebar menu.
Turns out, I wasn't the only one frustrated with this screen clutter so I wrote a small Safari 5 extension to fix that.
While I was at it, I also removed the sponsored links to further clean up the mess and cleaned up Google homepage.
As time progressed, Google kept adding unnecessary clutter to his search engine. This is my try to keep everything sane.

If more languages are needed, please let me know and I will add them.

After downloading the Google Search Cleanup extension you just have to double-click it and choose Install.

       Homepage before

       Search before

       Homepage after

       Search after
        Version 1.15 - July 2, 2011
  • Optimized for new Google homepages
  • Fixed Google +1 crap (do they never stop?)
  • Added support
         Version 1.11 - November 11, 2010
  • Google Instant Preview fix. (Damn that was annoying!)
        Version 1.10 - September 8, 2010
  • Google Instant Search fix (how do they come up with all that crap?)
  • Some other small fixes
        Version 1.08 - Juli 5, 2010
  • I think I nailed it. Clean as a whistle! All duplicate and unneeded items removed.
Version 1.07 - Juli 3, 2010
  • Google homepage minimilized (inspired by the Minimal Google extension)
Version 1.05 - June 14, 2010
  • Added support for Russian
  • Google homepage fade in disabled (performance and annoyance)
  • Google homepage / search results further cleaned up
  • Optimized for low res displays
  • Code cleaned up
Version 1.03 - June 13, 2010
  • Added support for Slovakia and Google SSL
        Version 1.02 - June 13, 2010
  • Added support for Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Italy Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom and Australia
        Version 1.00 - June 13, 2010
  • First release
  • Support for and the Netherlands

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