Monday, May 21, 2012

Reclaim Space for Content on Google's Pages

So I find out that I can replace Google's navbar and the search bar with the same script (previous posts: link1 and link2). So I have updated the script with few minor bugfixes and it now works on following sites (including local domains too e.g., etc.):

  • Google Calendar
  • Google Reader
  • Google Groups
  • Google News
  • Google Docs
  • Google Maps
You will need Greasemonkey or Scriptish addon on Firefox for it to work. Please find the script at:

Next plan is to make a similar thing for Google plus.

If some content on toggle UI is out of place refreshing the page will solve the problem.  Please tell me about bugs and wishes in comments.

Google Groups Topbar Collapser

Looks like the Calendar Topbar Collapser works just fine in Google Groups as well (hardly surprising). So the script is available here:

Collapse Top Navbar and Searchbar from Google Calendar

In my previous post I ranted about the UI space wasted in Google's pages. So I thought to do something about it.

Here is my first attempt where I remove the top navbar and searchbar from Google Calendar's page. I hardly use them and I suppose this is same with many users as well. Instead of these a small button on top left is shown which toggles the display of these items.

This is a Greasemonkey / Scriptish script. It is available at:

Update 1: Sometimes the G+ profile info box may appear out of place. Refresh the page and it solves the problem.