Google introduced Search Wiki, and opted me in without a method of disabling it. Thanks a lot Google. Not.
So I started searching for a way to disable. First I found this post , via Saad Kamal, on Google Operating System, but that didn’t work to well for me. This greasemonkey based solution is a tad bit better, but still only disables the CSS, it doesn’t remove the functionality, just hides it.
Then I stumbled upon this thread.
That thread told me to add
hl=all to the query string, and that would indeed disable SearchWiki, at least for now. So I’ve immediately created a new instance of my Google Disable Personalized Search plugin, which will disable SearchWiki as well.
If you already have the previous version of that search plugin installed, do the following in Firefox:
- click on the favicon next to the search box, and see the following appear:
- Click on Manage, and remove the Google.com Unpersonalized search one.
- Now you can go to the search plugin page and install the new one.
This hack works only for english results, I’ll try to find a more lasting solution, which works for the other languages as well!