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How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page?

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How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Rickaye 4/15/09 6:51 PM
The icon inviting me to "Install Google Chrome" suddenly appeared on the Google home page.  I do not want to install Google Chrome.  I want to delete the icon.  What is the process.  Thanks for any help.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? holsteintown 4/15/09 7:12 PM
did you remove program GOOGLE CHROME from your control panel UNINSTALL only GOOGLE CHROME.
restart
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? †Tommy G.† 4/15/09 7:17 PM
You will have to ask Google.com to answer your question.  This is Google Chrome Browser help forum.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? RKaye 4/16/09 7:22 AM
Holsteintown: Google Chrome was never installed, so it can't be removed from the Control Panel since it doesn't appear there.
Dragontatt: Have you ever tried to get through to the right place on Google.com to ask a question? Not possible for mortals. That aside, my question concerns Google Chrome, so why isn't it appropriate for the Google Chrome Browser forum?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? †Tommy G.† 4/16/09 7:29 AM
RKaye, I see your point.  I think I had a cranky moment, sorry.  The Google home page is advertising their product.  I don't think you can edit anyone's web site.  If you have Chrome installed,  the icon you speak about does not appear on the home page.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? JECShack 4/16/09 7:45 AM
@Rkaye: Yep, it was never installed on your computer. When you're trying to visit Google using other web browsers such as Internet Explorer, you'll be prompted to try using Google Chrome. It was Google's invitation to let you try their own web browser. Actually this invitation are almost everywhere in Google's products including Youtube.

If you really want to remove it, you can create a style sheet that can remove that certain layer and apply it to your web browser settings.
Or why not give Chrome a try and feel the new web experience :]
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? teetmole 4/16/09 10:08 AM
i am a novice myself but as in most forums i have asked a question in, as this one, lots of people reply but nobody answers the question put to them. i mean no disrespect to anyone but please read the guys question and only if you can help him, and me, then reply. we want to remove the icon not google chrome. i dont know much but one thing i have learnt is that google is non stop problems.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Malxia 4/17/09 9:01 AM
I dont have an answer but an idea maybe...Has anyone tryed  installing google chrome then uninstalling it? Dose that remove the "install google chrome" icon or dose it just come back again? because I to would like it gone.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? SamSmith 4/17/09 10:22 AM
@Dragontatt: Many of us choose Google precisely because of its lack of advertising - surely Google must realize that its own advertising is an annoyance to its customers. I have no beef with Google wanting to offer a nifty new service, but let us decide that "no" is an option. I have no doubt that it is easy enough to find Chrome if we change our minds later.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? SamSmith 4/17/09 10:25 AM
@Malxia: I've considered this, but who has time to spend reading terms of service and dealing with potential glitches in order to NOT install a product we never asked for? It makes me tired just thinking about it. Also, I generally assume the installing/uninstalling process leaves behind bits and pieces that can't be cleaned up without effort.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Shawn (Googler) 4/17/09 11:18 AM
@everyone: Thanks for the discussion and chiming in.

@RKaye: Please know that the message you see is temporary and is offered as an intro/invite for users to try it out (JEC's relpy is pretty spot on, thanks JEC!). It'll go away. Out of curiosity though, can you shed some light on why you're not inclined to try it out?

Best,
Shawn
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? JimA759 4/17/09 3:52 PM
Hi Shawn,

Well, to put it bluntly I support 250 users with google as the home page simply because it is the word Google and a search box. Nothing fancy, nothing for my 250 users to click on and get in trouble... My company requires that our users use IE6 and nothing else (including not IE7 or IE8)... maybe someday we will move to something else, but not now and not on the curiosity of an enduser who clicks on whatever is on the screen. I want to control what shows up... I find it despicable that a company would just stick something like this on a home page without the ability to turn it off (like the equally bad idea of iGoogle, which I could thankfully X out)... It has taken me several hours just finding this page. I sort of assumed that my googling for an answer was being blocked by Google.. so I even tried Yahoo... I prevent access to Yahoo and MSN specifically because they do things like this... I guess I have to now consider creating a page of my own to serve the purpose...

To be frank, I am amazed at how angry I got about this earlier today... I think I need to step back and take a deep breath... <G>

Jim Allard
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Malxia 4/17/09 5:29 PM
The reason I don't want to try it is because I am not a big upgrader. I HATE upgrading / changing anything!  I still have a VCR and play Atari! I like google because its clean and simple no extra BS (old school). Which is really a hard thing to find these days.

So now I am stuck looking at this multi colored zit of an icon that has shown up on my nice clean white Google. I am not happy and will be thrilled the day it go's away.
Clearasil anyone?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? 1Bullet 4/17/09 10:07 PM
you must be in Canada? change your Home Page to http://www.google.com/       and your icon will be gone,and back plain homepage
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? 1Bullet 4/17/09 10:28 PM
just for the ones that are having problems make sure your on google.com when changling homepage or you will default back to google.ca
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Legry 4/18/09 3:40 AM
Or use Blackle :) Better for the enviroment and even less adds and links than normal google.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Malxia 4/18/09 2:11 PM
My home page is: http://www.google.com/   and its still there =(
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Malxia 4/18/09 2:13 PM
I am in pittsburgh pa. USA
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? SamSmith 4/18/09 4:08 PM
@Shawn: I am gratified that it is only temporary, but WHY not give your customers the option of saying "no, I don't wish to install"? It forces us to try to hunt down solutions that don't exist. This is really not fair to your customers, and implies that if they are denied the choice, they will eventually assimilate. Yuck.

As to why I don't wish to "try it out", I did actually install chrome some time ago on my other laptop and didn't really like it. Too much clutter, and the bells and whistles are of no interest to me. Thanks but no thanks.

@1Bullet: typing http://www.google.com/ in the address bar leads to a redirect to http://www.google.ca/. Just sayin'.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? 1Bullet 4/19/09 10:50 AM
@SamSmith make sure you are on the google.com web page before you change your home page, the only other thing I did was to delete all cookies reguarding google.ca prior on on pc first. my other I did not and I am having no problem with all 4 pc.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? nezbrun 4/21/09 7:59 AM
I too would much prefer not to have the annoyance of this. The main reason is that the additional delay means that while I am typing in the Seach edit field, my typing is deleted when advert finally comes up. The whole point of Google is lean and mean. Remember the days of Alta Vista and Yahoo bloatware? Is Google to become the next boo.com? But then marketing types can't stop themselves, can they?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Shawn (Googler) 4/21/09 6:45 PM
Hi Jim, Malxia, Sam, everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to explain your situations and opinions. It really helps us understand where you're coming from. We've taken your feedback into consideration and have changed the message so that you can now delete it from your view. You should see an 'x' next to it that will remove it.

Best,
Shawn
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Supertek 4/21/09 6:47 PM
Google Smoogle is making a complete ass out of themselves.  Don't turn into AOL and splash crap nobody wants.   Have an EXIT or REMOVE button rather than a stupid install button that stays at my "default web page" for more crap to infiltrate your computer.  I am getting frustrated as most on here are as well so get rid of it.  If your stock starts to soar in a downward spiral you'll know why.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? nezbrun 4/22/09 6:33 AM
Excellent, I noticed the close box a few minutes ago. Seems to work - not sure about the mechanism it uses to 'know', ie, whether it's a cookie or some other mechanism, so I can't comment on how one would disable an entire estate.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? bduncanson 4/22/09 5:31 PM
To get rid of the google icon " Install Google Crome " Use a different network for your Homepage, It works.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Malxia 4/24/09 6:39 PM
So I check this site off and on and just saw the post about the X,..Thing is I don't see the X and the icon has now moved from the right hand corner of my screen to under the search bar. Whats going on is there a google fight over what to do with this thing? I can tell you what to do with it. Seriously tho did I miss my chance to get rid of this thing? If its only temporary that's ok its in a better place for now at least.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? bluray 4/24/09 7:32 PM
I really do not want the chrome icon on my google screen either.  My quick investigation into Chrome turned me off.  No clutter please!  There is no X on my Google homepage screen to delete this option.  Please help me find it.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? bluray 4/24/09 7:36 PM
I asked for it.  And I got it.  In 5 minutes!!   Kind of creepy.  But thank you Google!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? edwardcuskley9 4/25/09 4:17 PM
PLEASE GET ME OUT OF GOOGLE CHROME.. I WAS ABLE TO LISTEN TO WIP RADIO WITH GOOGLE AND I PREFER TO RETURN
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? nezbrun 4/25/09 4:49 PM
Very irritatingly, it has returned, with no apparent option to turn it off.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? edwardcuskley9 4/26/09 8:26 AM
pls put the x on my home page[
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? PENOLA 4/27/09 1:54 AM
Being a Google user I believed CHROME was being offered as a benefit. I sincerely wish that I had never heard of it and cannot now delete it completely. It is useless.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? careless 4/27/09 2:38 AM
The advert has moved on google.ie for me. No X in sight. The thing that annoys me is that I have Chrome installed but - as a web developer -need to primarily test in other browsers. I like chrome but please preserve the simplicity of the Goggle Home Page and save us from perpetual questioning!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Patrickjsimons 4/27/09 8:42 AM
The Chrome advert is becoming annoying, I never thought the Google home page would start annoying me, word of mouth spreads fast too, other people have mentioned how annoying it is.  Please do us all a favor and move the advert down a level and take it off the most popular home page in the world (currently).
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Shawn (Googler) 4/27/09 6:03 PM
For those of you who are looking at the advertisement on the Google home page and don't see an 'x', try refreshing the browser a couple times to see it. Please also still be assured that this is temporary.

For those of you who are asking to remove Google Chrome, this is a different issue. I've included a reference below with instructions on how to uninstall Google Chrome. In order to keep this thread focused on the original topic, please post a new question from the top left navigation menu of the forum if you have further issues.

Best,
Shawn
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? AndyMac29 4/28/09 2:59 PM
I would also like to get rid of the Chrome advert. Thank you for getting on the case Shawn, but there is still no 'x' on the Google.co.uk site...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? forumstuph 4/28/09 11:53 PM
I dont see no X to check, as a matter of fact, I now see alot more of this chrome crap being forced upon me. You already ticked me off yesterday as you went overboard on controlling my toolbar.
You people are getting way over your head in greed and control... I think i am done with the big G brand.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? jonathan.j 5/2/09 7:34 PM
Still waiting on the big [x] dude...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? jonathan.j 5/6/09 3:42 PM
Still waiting on the [x]...

lame
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? biologic 6/5/09 5:07 AM
I get the 'x', but at work, it comes back every single time. I assume this is one of the security settings my employer has put on the browser. But it means that I'm going to change my homepage away from google.com just so I don't have to see that ad every single time.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Shawn (Googler) 6/29/09 9:54 AM
Hey guys,

Thanks for the additional feedback. Just to clarify, when you 'x' the advertisement, you should not see it again. However, as biologic mentioned, there may be company settings on the browser that cause the advertisement to reappear. If you have privileges to your computer and browser, make sure you enable a feature called 'Userdata persistence' so that the 'x' functionality works properly. To do so in Internet Explorer:

1. Go to Tools > Options
2. Go to the Security tab and click on the Internet security zone icon
3. Click Custom Level
4. Scroll down to the Miscellaneous section
5. Under Userdata persistence, select Enable
6. Click OK

Shawn
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? dave_dave 9/8/09 8:34 AM
I close the ad, but every time I reopen IE, the ad comes back.  I checked my settings mentioned by "Shawn (Googler)" and they are already set the way they recommend.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? rogue fiend 12/15/09 1:48 PM
@ Shawn

Seriously, man what dave_dave says is true. I followed your instructions to stop the google chrome ad from reappearing. I have boycotted AOL for this exact reason and I would definately consider this step for google sites as well, especially due to the fact that you have mislead us into believing that we can in fact eliminate this ad. Now, if I am missing something here, then please let me know. Other wise please remedy this problem or I am sure google will start becoming annoying to many and we all know what happens when web sites become annoying.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? BillyBlob 2/8/10 3:53 AM
I also use google as the homepage because i don't want or need all the clutter.  I would install Chrome if it was billed as a basic no bells and whistles kind of browser.  I want something basic, and uncluttered.  I want the option to close the ad and then have it gone for good.  Or at the very least gone for the day.  Every time i open the page it is there.  I have the little x and use it, but it always returns.  I also use the complete=0 address so that the suggestions don't come up and distract me while i am putting in the search terms.  Simple and neat.  White clean plain.  PLEASE keep it that way.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? im09 2/9/10 2:33 PM
eventually google doesn't get it :- bing is now my internet homepage
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? powelan 6/12/10 11:12 AM
Does anyone have a fix for this yet?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? jsuhr 7/1/10 11:18 PM
Google, you f*cked up. After deleting all relevant cookies and continually 'clicking the x' your idiotic reminder persists. I have already tried Chrome, hate it. Leave me alone or I and millions of others will leave you alone, and nobody wants that. I am a 3rd year computer science student and have already earned an associates' in business. That being said the only reason I can fathom as to why you insist on tarnishing, rather dragging your own image through the mud of cyberspace is that you either wish to fail, don't care about your loyal customer group, or are significantly changing your image. I will not tolerate any. If this (and the annoying, impossible to remove sidebar) persist, I (as well as myriad other loyalists) will be gone.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? jsuhr 7/1/10 11:34 PM
@ powelan  &  @ everyone
*There* *is* *no* *fix*! Google is in control of this, we are being relegated to plebs. If you (not personally but rather everyone) would do a little research Google is just easing us into the 'could'; soon our computers will be little more than shells that only enable us to access the information they allow. The fix? Hire people, start indexing pages, develop an algorithm, (I'll post mine which operates just about order of 1! if anybody is interested), get your engine hosted, and start advertising. It's really not all that hard, I actually had a small search engine with an accordingly small index operating very smoothly for some time, it's actually quite do-able. I'm tired of being bullied by giants, and now that Google has joined forces with the rest of them and I am nearing my graduation, I feel it is time take some action, as complaints are the rhetoric of failure.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Trumper 7/2/10 9:54 AM
The official Google answer to this is that you can click the X and make the ad go away.  

This works...once.  The next time you return to the Google home page, the ad for Chrome is back.  

I tried clicking it a dozen times thinking this might somehow increment a cookie count and remove it.  Nope, still there.

This is a very annoying and intrusive move.  The best thing about Google has always been the clean interface and lack of ads.  This pop-up ad is just as annoying as all the other junk sites on the web.  

Very poor move Googlers.  I strongly suggest a method to remove this thing.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? swiftmed 7/2/10 10:25 AM
Im getting p*ssed off with this damn advertisement too.

Every single time I visit Google.com or Google.co.uk, the advert re-appears. I've clicked on the x half a dozen times. It does absolutely NOTHING!!! I use Google because I love its simplicity, but this advert is doing my nut in. Your turning into the exact company I wanted to get away from a few years ago. Yahoo!!

Seriously Google, listen to your users and sort this problem out, because it seems im not the only one who wants the damn thing gone!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Joecyberpack 7/2/10 11:28 AM
An important history lesson: A decade ago, AltaVista was one of the most popular search engines - clean, fast, unobtrusive. But then they started cluttering up their front search page with ads and popups. People were annoyed. Many wrote to them to stop. They ignored their customer base. Options were limited.

Along came Google. They promised what Alta Vista had abandoned - a clean, fast, unobtrusive search engine. At a time when the dot com world was crashing, Google became an instant success and Alta Vista virtually disappeared from the cybermap.

Hello Google! Is anyone paying attention? Stop with the Chrome advertising that we can't permanently remove. What a joke to even put an "X" in the box as if it does any good. That is just more irritating.

It's like Yahoo mail fighting spam and then sending its own spam and when you click to label it as spam you get a neat little popup saying "Yahoo thinks this is a legitimate business." Duh. Just because its your spam doesn't make it smell any less.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? SuperMacDaddy 7/4/10 7:52 AM
I noticed the same problem on MAC OS X with Safari.  Pressing the red X is broken.

Here's the big bad developers mistake, I HAVE GOOGLE CHROME INSTALLED ALREADY.  I don't like it as much as Safari or Firefox.

I thought you guys at google were top notch developers.  I think the marketing people over there took over and told the developers to shut up and do what they say...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? PoppaGeorgio27 7/4/10 8:39 AM
Get this advert off my google page in one weeks time, or else i'm switching to Bing! Unacceptable and unprofessional Google!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? woolwit 7/4/10 1:01 PM
I'm on Mac/Firefox and I have the X and I've clicked it 5x today already!
Hello Bing! Seriously.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? MacGoo 7/6/10 1:31 PM
Hi folks. Shawn (and Google in general) haven't really helped to solve our problem, so here's a very hacked-together solution. I thought "it's obvious that once users install Google Chrome, Google would want that ad to disappear in that browser, right?" "Sure," I answered myself, "that makes sense." Ok, so what is the standard for identifying specific web browsers? User Agents, of course! So, long story short, I enabled Safari's "Develop" menu, edited Safari's UserAgent.plist file to include Chrome's User Agent --- Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_4; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.2 (KHTML, like Gecko Chrome/6.0.451.0 Safari/534.2 --- by default, restarted Safari, and then chose Chrome from my list of user agents. No add in Safari! W00t! List of tuts on the process I followed:

Enable Develop Menu: http://macs.about.com/od/usingyourmac/qt/safaridevelop.htm
Edit UserAgents.plist file: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20090625002236616

Please be aware that editing system files can have unexpected results if you don't know what you're doing - do this at your own risk.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? bezel 7/8/10 3:22 PM
Quick fix for Safari (and probably most everything else). Make and apply a custom style sheet containing:

#pmocntr {\
        opacity:0;
        visibility:hidden;
}
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Brayden Styles 7/10/10 12:36 PM
Google your really need to fix this!

On a MBP running Firefox 3.6.6 when i click the X the ad for the Google Chrome goes away then when re visiting my home page of Google Canada or Goggle.com the Ad returns.

My only work around so far that has worked is to:

A: Block the add with the AD Blocker Add on for Firefox
B: log in to my Gmail account and change the background to a solid Grey one from your editors pick, (Amazing that how when I'm logged in the ad goes away when the background is changed)
C: Create a 1920 x 1200 background white in or Transparent in PS and upload it via the change background when logged in and presto the Ad goes away! Of course the white background looks like crap, but needless to say this works.

I'm an regular user of Google for years and I would hate to turn away to something else.

"There's an old saying: 'For want of a nail, the horseshoe was lost. For want of a horseshoe, the steed was lost. For want of a steed, the message was not delivered. For want of an undelivered message, the war was lost.' "

Please keep our Google Search Minimalistic!  & AD Free!

Thanks
Brayden
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Evance 7/12/10 10:25 PM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for letting us know about this issue. If you are experiencing this persistent Google Chrome promotion on a Mac running Safari or Firefox, this is due to a technical issue that we will resolve shortly. The expected behavior here is for the promotion to not show again if you've ever closed it.

With that said, is anyone experiencing this issue while using Internet Explorer?

Thank you all for your patience, and we apologize for the inconvenience!

Evance
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? curapy 11/18/10 12:48 AM
THE WAY FOR THIS REMINDER NOT TO SHOW AGAIN IS TO FIRST CLICK ON THE X AND CLOSE THE REMINDER. THEN MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT DELETING ALL THE WEB SITES YOU HAVE VISITED ON EXIT. AT LEAST KEEP PAGES IN HISTORY FOR 1 DAY.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? curapy 11/18/10 12:53 AM
NOW THAT I HEAR FROM EVANCE, A GOOGLE EMPLOYEE, LET ME TELL YOU THAT I WAS EXPERIENCING THAT ANNOYING ISSUE WITH IE 8.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? CuDan 11/18/10 3:53 AM
could you try to use caps locks in a a different way?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? mhanna 11/22/10 3:24 AM
"If you are experiencing this persistent Google Chrome promotion on a Mac running Safari or Firefox, this is due to a technical issue that we will resolve shortly. The expected behavior here is for the promotion to not show again if you've ever closed it."

I use Firefox on a Mac, and I get the Google Chrome promotion ad constantly, even though I've clicked on the x to close the ad many times. When will this be corrected? I'm sick of the ad. Thanks.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? informationau 12/1/10 5:07 PM
This doesn't work! If I X it out, it's back next time, and next time, and next time.

Just remove it.

If people want it, they can Google it, and then download it from Google.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? mhanna 12/1/10 10:20 PM
This site seems to have the answer for Mozilla:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1652375

Go to 5th post from the top, by phiw13. You need to do something with "userContent.css". I've done it, and it works. Just remember to change the code he's given to your Google homepage address. E.g. I put url(http://www.google.com/) and url(http://www.google.com.au/) for Australia.

Thanks
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? kimjxx 2/3/11 12:14 PM
I fixed this by changing my IE home page to a google search result - instead of the google home page. the ad only appears on the main google home page. I did a search for 'asckjahdfkajhdasl', which returned no results - then set that result as my home page.... no more chrome ad!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? sfgent 2/4/11 7:19 PM
what an inspired simple response.. thank you.. it worked and i am now free of the annoying icon.. note that it has taken this forum over 2 years to solve such a problem and you did it in one fell swoop.. just beware that doing a search for asckjahdfkajhdasl now  results in a single result, your posting, so i would advise any other string of random letters and numbers...good luck and again thanks
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? sfgent 2/4/11 7:21 PM
sorry for my typo.. did not mean to say beware but be aware.....in posting above...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Electro27 3/9/11 3:45 PM
Good Day;
www.google.ca STILL has the icon ad for Chrome.    TWO YEARS ago, Google said:  "This is temporary".

FOLKS... How long is a Google 'temporary' ?      100 years ?    :-)

One of the biggest cie in the world still can't find a way to do this ??????

1.    How the heck does one create / configure / setup one of those 'stylesheet' I read about above, for IE (8) on Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS ?    Is that a text file,  must we modify a DLL ?   What ?

2.    Is there a "filter" we can add to our IE (modify a file, or registry) to block this nuisance on the fly ?  Is there an applet, program that can read and modify web pages downloading on the fly, so can filter a string ??

Would be funny, if it wasn't so sad.

I guess NOBODY that could,  bothered reporting the problem to their web page program manager, assuming ...surely someone had done it already...     ...Is that the issue ?     WUUUUuuuuuuuaAaaaaaaahhhhhhh.        :-)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Muu 3/11/11 12:17 PM
This is growing more and more irritating. Two years later and even after I have Chrome installed, the add button still appears when I run Internet Explorer. I'm sure there are a lot people who agree with me when large companies force their tripe down their customers throats. It happened to AltaVistaDigital and Bing is quickly becoming more attractive if nothing else.

I tried every trick suggested in this thread and NOTHING permanently removes the "Install Google Chrome" button when ever I launch IE. Eery time I launch IE, I get the "Install Google Chrome" button.

I guess it's time to change my home page and search provider.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Muu 3/11/11 12:19 PM
KimJxx - by posting what you use in your search, I'll wager your page is no longer free of results.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? SeaCWest 3/13/11 1:21 PM
I found the perfect solution.  It finally works every single time I click HOME (which is my search engine).  

1. in your browser URL address type www.bing.com
2. in the upper portion of the main window, select "make this my homepage"
3. presto! just like that, the annoying advert is gone. Forever. Sure feels good to rid of it

Google.  You folks never cared. Never will care.  And sure you're the giant now, but that isn't forever.  Just remember something very, very important.  Someday, you will need to dust off your resume.  There are an awful lot of us employers out here that will never forget the absolutley terrible way you folks have been taught the worst customer service and support in modern history.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? mistajista 3/25/11 4:54 AM
Yes I too am fed up with this annoying Ad..... Lost another user to Bing.... way to go Google.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? tropolite 3/25/11 7:34 AM
Now this is really irritating!

This Google Chrome Install NAG in the top right of the browser page.

GOOGLE - you and other companies cry foul when others force their way onto people's PCs. BUT when users have made their decision you need to accept that. If a user has specifically made a choice in browser and made it their DEFAULT - accept it otherwise presistant annoying practices can be taken as bad and harrassing and usually gets people very annoyed.

Yes, ask users once, as Google did before. But since I installed and very much like IE9 I am persistantly harrassed by this incessant NAG. The checkbox once worked but now it seems it no longer allows me to, with manners, say 'thank you no' and carry on with my business. No, now I'm persistantly annoyed. Any lawyers reading?

I have checked all my settings, and there is no reason why closing this NAG box should persistantly return - it is quite clear it is programmed this way.

So, Hello BING. Bye Google.  :-)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Jeanc1 3/25/11 4:49 PM
Irritating enough !! That as of now , I have changed all the computers in our offices to BING -- So, Google advertisers, be aware that Google has lost 173 computers where your advertising does not show from now on.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? TomW13 3/25/11 8:09 PM
Hi,  The "Install Google Chrome" ad is persistent in IE9 when using the Google homepage.  I also have the latest version of Google Chrome installed.  Hope the Google folks listening to this discussion can implement a fix that will allow the ad to be deleted permanently.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? cazzybabe 3/26/11 1:43 PM
I like my computer the way it is. That is the way I want it. I DON'T WANT the Google Chrome advert. Every time I click on the x, the icon does disappear...........until the next time. I really hate it so much I'm thinking of changing Classic Google Home Page to something else, which is very upsetting because I've had this Homepage for ten years and never had a rotton icon tacked on.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? zuqq 3/28/11 12:10 AM
Hi, the solution is VERY simple:
I changed my home "http://www.google.com.br/" (I live in Brazil) to "http://www.google.co.uk/" (England), ie a country DIFFERENT from mine.
After change the country I needed only enter in Search Settings and chose my language in "Interface Language" and "Search Language". So in my case, I still getting my searches focused in brazilian sites, although I have as home "http://www.google.co.uk/". And now I no longer have the annoying banner. (hahahaha)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? cazzybabe 3/28/11 2:13 PM
I too have now found a really simple solution. My homepage is now 'blank', I have the Google toolbar, I have my Favourites bar, so that still comes up, also the Google search engine. The page is completely blank. It loads super fast. The correct term for this page is called <about:blank> and can be found in Internet options for homepage. Most browsers offer this.

We are so used to being brainwashed that we have to have somebody's homepage that we all miss the simple fact, we don't have to have anybody's.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? mathsru 3/29/11 9:03 PM
So what?
The only meaningfull answer is to say googlers good bye.
You know, I am no very happy with google search results as user in recent years, its quality degrades day by day...
And I already banned google to index my web sites because its crawler is like DOS attack and it does not give more then 300 hits per day from search results. So there is no need to be indexed anymore anyway.

And this kind of ads are quite anoying. It is my choice to favor one program over another!

PS. Insert svear words yourself where appropriate!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/4/11 1:33 PM
I used to have Google search as my home page and that was fine.  Even had the igoogle with the page all personalised etc.   Then Google decided that they had to put their Intsall Google Chrome Advert on the home page.  The really annoying thing about this is that I already have Google Chrome installed on my computer anyway but since I don't like using it I stick with IE and just leave Google Chrome on my pc unused.

Supposedly you can just check the X to remove this but I have found that everytime I have done this and then I re-open my browser the Install Goolgle Chrome is back there again.  So it is unmoveable.  And there is nothing more annoying that having a Big Corporation, like GOOGLE (Big Ass) who do not give a dam about its customers preferences trying to push something on them even though it has been made clear that this is not wanted.  What happened to customisation and personal preferences????????????????   Do you listern to your customers or don't your give a dam anymore since you've made all this money........YOU'RE THAT BIG HUH?

The only solution is to make Yahoo my home page instead.   I don't really like Yahoo to be honest so I may have to try Bing or maybe there is some other search engine out there?  There Must be more than three????


Paul Whitesman
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? djb75 4/5/11 2:25 PM
I have google chrome installed STOP TELLING ME TO INSTALL IT. I click the X and it comes back, what are you guys playing at?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Garts 4/8/11 3:01 AM
I am laughing at all the silly responses on this. Some people really don't have a clue, even the supposed IT administrators that are complaining.

You all realise that the Google homepage uses a simple browser detection script to determine that a user isn't using the Google Chrome browser and displays an ad because of that, right? It's the same method I use when developing websites to identify when a user is using Internet Explorer 6 (sometimes 7 and 8, too) too assign a different style sheet to that browser so the website displays correctly. It's the same method we use to detect if the visitor to the website is using a computer or a mobile device and assign a different style sheet for the mobile device to display a mobile version of the website. They are NOT using a script that determines if you have Chrome installed on your computer. Installing Chrome and then using Internet Explorer doesn't solve the problem.

And then the people who click the infamous [x] to get rid of it expect it to be gone forever? No it won't, it uses cookies. If your browser deletes all cookies when you exit it (many company networks do this) it's going to show up the next time you start your browser and go to Google, because there is no cookie to say that the user has clicked the [x] button. The same applies for when you manually clear cookies, or set your browser to only save cookies for a set period of time.
"I've moved to Bing, you screwed up, Google!". So you've left Google for this small ad at the top corner that doesn't get in the way or distract you, and gone to Bing that, quite prominently, displays a silly background image that you have no control over and its hotspots, and it has an ad to "Get Internet Explorer - Explore a more beautiful web", along with "Which outrageous fashion designer is 70 today? Before she found punk she was a primary school teacher."! How is Bing less cluttered than Google?!

And then there's the people who say they've used Chrome but it was too cluttered and went back to whatever it was they were using before...which I suspect is Internet Explorer. Cluttered? In what way? The amount of icons? Chrome has less icons on it's user interface than Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. The amount of space the address bars and search bars take up? Chrome only has one bar that acts as a search bar and address bar. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari all have two bars! I'm not really seeing where this "Google Chrome is too cluttered" claim is coming from.

@mathsru - "And I already banned google to index my web sites because its crawler is like DOS attack and it does not give more then 300 hits per day from search results. So there is no need to be indexed anymore anyway." - I am literally left speechless by this statement.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/8/11 12:24 PM
Well Garts you may well laugh all all the dummies out there who hate being told what to do by a massive monopoly organisation like Google the Monster.  I don't care whether Google want me to allow cookies so it can detect this that and the other.  I'm not at all bothered whether I am not playing the game.  They never used to put there self promoting shite on their search engine.  This must be due to smart ass jumped up tosser who likes brown nosing it up to the top of Google ladder, but I ain't likin it buddy.  And there is no god dam reason why I should like it.
 
Yeah Bing put some pretty pictures....and hotspots......so that’s what they are.....right get it now.  Cool.  I kinda like the pics.  So I switched from Google after having been irritated to death by its new self promoting doodah.  Tried Yahoo out which was okay...nice and plain like but thought I’d try Bing and.....it’s okay.    Maybe in ten years time I’ll go back to Google and see if they’re still being totally dominant or not.   But I guess they will be, it’s hard to break a habit of a lifetime.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? josh38018 4/12/11 9:08 AM
i made igoogle my homepage and the add doesnt appear anymore. It is amazing that google has not fixed this reasonable request for two years now.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/12/11 11:59 AM
Sorry Josh I'm not sure that works cos I think I tried everything and it still keeps coming back even though I actually have Google Chrome installed on my laptop but choose not to use it.   I have 'fired' off Google search engine totally now and have switched to using Bing.    It's really neat.   Try it.

Paul Whitesman (long time Google user)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? OBgeff 4/17/11 10:10 AM
I'm an admitted google fan.  I remember when google was just 'one of many' and left altavista and others in the dust.  I bought the overpriced Nexus One, because google made it.  And best of all: I received a brandnew cr48 notebook from google, with Chrome as the browser...so I'd fight to stick with google.  I use Chrome as my browser on XP, on Win7, and on my various linux distros...but google lately was taking a bit of time loading, and I decided to tryout IE9...and got that miserable add.  And, like others, I find it worse than annoying...I think I'd actually bought into the idea that Google really wasn't evil...I know it's naive: they are a business, but throughout the whole rise of the web, they seemed to bring back better computer days, of simplicity and solidarity, so I've always overlooked their missteps, and was glad they did well financially.
 
So this add really bothers me.  Do they *really* need to rub it in other browser's face like that...and do they really not care that all their longtime fans--like me--take this personally. 
 
I know I'll regret saying this, and it's way overstated, but I feel betrayed by that banner add promoting google chrome.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/17/11 11:42 AM
Yes 'Leftbreak' I can understand where ya coming from.  I was a Google fanatic too and always made the Google Search my Homepage on every browser.  When asked by any amateur computer buddy pleading for guidance on how to use the internet would also always make Google Search the Homepage on their computer too so as to make their life easier.   Google is starting the long painful death throes of a super hero.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? OBgeff 4/17/11 11:59 AM
Yep: and now, you *know* the business people are saying: "Well, some of the old diehard fans are bitching, but most people don't mind the banner ad on the right--it seems to me that *two* banner ads wouldn't change the page that much: we can sell the left side of the google home page for 5 millon, and keep the right side promoting google chome browser..win win!" 
 
So those of you who think we are overstating this...are you o.k. with 2 banner ads?...  and then what about that big empty bottom of the home page?  Right about the time google comes out with their commercial version of the Chrome OS (I've got a beta notebook), they can fill up the bottom of their homepage with a banner ad promoting their new notebooks. 
 
Why they don't just join forces with Yahoo and Ask.com is beyond me.  Then they could *really* fill up all that empty space.  The empty space that made us love them in the first place.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Garts 4/19/11 1:02 AM
Why don't you all just use a browser that isn't Internet Explorer. Not only will you get rid of the ad, but you'll also have a better, faster, and safer browser. It doesn't matter which browser you pick, it could be Safari, Opera, Firefox, or Chrome. As long as the browser isn't Internet Explorer you don't get the ad. So, when you think about it, Google isn't really putting up their "self-promoting shite" on their website, because they would have that ad display regardless of what browser you are using. They just don't want you to use Internet Explorer. Why? No other browser makes it so easy to install malicious software on your system without you knowing about it. I think Google has your security in mind.

Granted, some of you may be forced to use Internet Explorer at the office, but for you home users, please look into the other browsers. Don't use it for a couple of hours and say it's crap. You're saying that because you're too used to Internet Explorer. Give the other browsers a chance, they're easier to use, they're safer and faster. Hell, to even use the "Ad-Block" extension with Chrome and Firefox should be enough to push you to switch, because you won't see any ads at all no matter what site you visit.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? OBgeff 4/19/11 11:25 AM
@ Garts: this may sound incredibly naive to you, but it's not the *browser* we talking about...I rarely use IE, in any situation, generally use either FF or Chrome, depending on situation, and my need for different extensions and such.  What we are talking about, and find so damned offensive, is Google's *tactics!*   Many of us are longterm and vocal supporters of Google, and liked the way they've avoided intrusive banner ads, and all the obnoxious trappings that *other* browsers saw fit to use...that is the reason they rose to the top.  

I simply wanted to try out IE9, as I'm a malware fighter, and after cleaning up people's logs, I often need to recommend different antivirus programs, and also browsers...in the middle of all this, google has always been--to me--as a good example of how to make lots of money, and still not antagonize longterm users like me, and others on here...

For google--just because they are powerful, and can do it--to all of a sudden resort to this sort of tactic to try to totally dominate the browser field "by any means necessary" just rubs a few of us wrong, and we want google to know it.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/20/11 3:55 AM
Now GARTS let me try and make this clear to you buddy.  I have Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 9 on my computer as I am an amateur (and I mean amateur) web designer and like to see how my sites look on different browsers.  I choose at the moment to use IE9 which I like. On other occasions I may decide to use one of the others and I do sometimes like to use Firefox. This is something that is called PERSONAL CHOICE.  As in, I have chosen to use these particular browsers.  Get it?  I used my basic right to choose which ever browser I liked best?  Do you GET THAT?  

Now what you’re trying to tell me GARTS is that Google, this multibillion dollar Corp, has decided that it’s okay to use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera but it’s not okay to use IE??????????????????????????????????   Yeah right.  Not only that Google has decided to use it massive almost monopoly-like position as the number one search engine to try and nobble its number one competitor (IE) in browsers.  It does this by placing an advert for Chrome that is placed so as to annoy only IE users hoping that such users will switch from IE to Chrome.  This not only strikes me as totally unfair but downright illegal and should be referred to THE MONOPOLIES AND MERGERS COMMISSION (UK) and the equivalent US body.  How can it possibly be right to for a company to try spike its opponents like that and hope to get away with it?   It seems like it’s time that Google is broken down in to smaller companies.  In fact maybe we need to have some law passed that no Search Engine company should be allowed to produce and market Browsers.  That would affect Bing and IE as well I know.  

So when push comes to shove and I am forced in to choosing between a browser like IE which is just doing what it’s supposed to do, allowing me access to the internet, or a search engine like Google, that is doing something it shouldn’t (i.e. forcing me to use their choice of browsers) I’ll choice the former and stick with IE thank you very much.  Not only that I have removed Google from my home page and have removed the little Google Search box that is in the top right hand corner.  

What amazes me is that an intelligent guy like yourself who is probably an anti-big-Corp guy should try and justify a Big Corp like Google’s illegal activity??????  I am now seriously thinking I should just uninstall Google Chrome even though I don’t really use it as I find it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo annoying.  In fact I’m gonna.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/20/11 4:00 AM
You probably are probably just some anonymous dude GARTS and not someone who works at Google but you certainly talk like someone who is employed by the Google Monstrous Incorporated.  Why do you talk up for them so much buddy?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? OBgeff 4/20/11 8:10 AM
See, Bill Gates didn't know enough, 'back in the day' to grease the palms of the politicians in Washington, so they took great pride in attacking Microsoft, and all the other computer bigwigs, and *browser* makers loved that Microsoft got brought down legally for shoving Internet Explorer down everybody's throats: you could not buy a computer without Internet Explorer, and it was seen as monopolistic.  We all took a lot of joy in bashing Microsoft.

Why isn't the same treatment now being doled out to Google by the politicians?  Ha-ha...Google learned what MS didn't.. 

 Again: my question is, for those who don't have a problem with this ad: When is the second banner ad coming, and what will it be, and where will it be placed?  Or Google will quit trying to push it's browser, and sell this very spot.  This is just a trial balloon.  You can bet they will remove it eventually, and replace it with some business or another.  Why not?  People put up with it...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? zYb 4/20/11 10:47 AM
I too have decided after a decade of using google to ditch them in favour of Bing... it's taken me a year to come to this decision, but i am sick and tired of the popup advert appearing on every PC i use... i used to use Chrome, but the shockwave plugin  crashing constantly with no apparent fix has caused me to uninstall it on all my PCs/Laptops (i'm an IT Consultant) of which I have many and use even more... (and boy did i try everything to fix it)

Now i have the popup constantly nagging me to get a browser that is buggy and that i've chosen to NOT have for GOOD reason. I need not explain more than that - it's a choice, something we all have the basic human right to.

I've switched back to IE 9 and bing - and i'm happy now. I can look forward to searches improving over time as the engine develops further... not witness the decline in relevant search results in favour of google biased advertising... boy they have their fingers in a lot of pies... Perhaps, as has been suggested, it's time for the EU to investigate them forcing a browser advert upon us? I mean if Microsoft had to present a browser ballot because they were "forcing" it upon us... (i use that term very loosely as i don't believe that it was necessary) then why the HELL are google allowed to get away with it...?

It's ok though, we have a very easy option available to us... use another search engine... they are not all bad you know... try bing... it's perhaps not as good as google, but then what are you looking for that's really so hard to find? you'd be surprised - like i was when i first tried it ... sometimes the results are more pertinent that what you get with a google search... and yes, sometimes it's not... but at least there is no F*cking advert for google chrome on the search page - you're already using their search engine aren't you... is that not good enough for google? Obviously not.

As mentioned here... the problem has been around for some time... no fix... f*ck google... i'm walking away from this one - perhaps i will return in a few years... but they will have to have cleaned house and decided on what they want their user experience to be after LISTENING to US the users... if we don't like it we can always choose to NOT use it... like i just did and boy does it feel good...

now to change the home page on all my machines to Bing - i already use IE9 so won't get the advert for it... yay ... :)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? OBgeff 4/20/11 11:35 AM
Yep, something seems really wrong in Google's house the last few years.  Who knows what it is: I've read books on google.  I guess it's just getting so much money changes how they view things.  And a banner ad might be a small thing, but to me it's a whole philosophy they seem to be abandoning, the philosophy which got them to where they are...and that banner ad says all I need to know about what is going on.   I've already got Chrome downloaded anyway--and often running--so whoever writes their algorithms needs to get on the ball,  but I'm switching to Bing for the near future.  I've always been hard on Microsoft.  I need to apply the same standards to Google.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? andyofredroof 4/21/11 9:39 AM
To kill of chrome advert:
Go to tools.
Change home page to http://www.google.com/imghp
that's it!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? OBgeff 4/21/11 11:14 AM
@andy...  Afraid not: yes, it popped up the 'Images'--rather than the Web based--home page...but as soon as I click on 'Web' to go where I wanted to go, the banner ad came back...Nice try though, and I figure it'll be something like that which will give me the Google Web homepage, without the banner ad, but this didn't do it.  So if I use the homepage you suggested, then I have to do *two* clicks: 'Web' , then close the miserable ad.

I notice it doesn't pop up in Firefox either: for me it only comes up in Internet Explorer, which I find even more offensive: it's like they are attacking only those people who choose to use IE.  Even people like me, who already have Chrome installed, active, and running, if we dare to use IE, we will get the ad.   Slippery Slope: what's next?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/21/11 1:10 PM
No andyofredroof that takes me to the image page of Google then when I go to the web section Google wants me to make Google my home page......  Nope not doing it buddy.   Staying with Bing.  

I'm also thinking of reporting this illegal activity to some commission or other as I think it needs sorting.  Google needs sorting out BIG TIME.  I'm glad that some professionals think that Google is out of line too.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 4/26/11 7:54 PM
This thread is funny.  Bunch of winers - So a free service has a small ad on it. Wow.
Hey maybe you guys can get the ads taken of the boards at the hockey game, or maybe the billboards removed from the highway.  I suppose you take the back roads to avoid them too. :)

Too funny.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/27/11 3:41 AM
So I suppose we should all be truly grateful to Google Search for allowing us poor ignorant peasants the right to browse the internet?  They’re doing this out of the goodness of their big gold laden heart? And after all it’s free.......innit?  Or is it?  

Yeah right Elfin spoken like a true Corporate (Google) sap.   I suppose the starving French peasants were just a bunch of ‘whiners’ when there asked for bread from Louis XVI?  

So I guess you think it’s okay that Google has decided to ensure its self promoting Ad only appears on IE and not other browsers so as to lessen the browsing experience of those who choose to use IE and Google search.   They might think that this “Clever Marketing Ploy” would persuade most IE users to ditch IE and use Chrome instead but it ain’t gonna work for me buddy.
 
Elfin you’re and Apple Mac fan right?   You’re the type of guy loves it when the new iphone comes out and stand about for hours waiting in queue in the pouring rain r snow......just in case the shop runs out and you have leave empty handed?  How would you be able to face you friends at work without the latest iphone? Or your family how could they live with a guy who’s uses an iphone that’s two years old?   Jesus it’s better to be dead than let that happen.  The Clever Marketing Ploys of deliberately running out of iphones or of holding back some of the technical innovations so as to be able produce a ‘NEW’ iphone every year (or so) doesn’t bother you I bet?  It does seem to have a problem with the alarm on the phone not working and one wonders whether that was the Clever-Marketing-Ploy-bit designed by Microsoft?  

Anyway Long Live the Revolution. People Power.  “Don’t buy it and don’t use if ya don’t like it.”  And I don’t like Google slimy deceitful dishonest way of attacking IE so I’ve stopped using Google.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 4/27/11 3:47 AM
Ahh yes I see the correlation between starving peasants needing to eat and your need to surf free of an ad on a page.  

PS I have a Blackberry phone and a Sansa MP3 and Use an IBM laptop - not one piece of Apple in our house.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/27/11 2:47 PM
Look Apple or Gooseberry and IBM... What's the difference.  You're probably an affluent guy and that's why you seemed to have totally missed the point about the french peasants.

The french King a very wealth person and absolute monarch (ie Google a mighty corp and a law unto itself) totally ignores the needs and wants of the masses (ie Google's CUSTOMERS) considering their demands as unimportant.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 4/27/11 4:20 PM
You are funny.
I mean that in a nice way.  

I apologize,  you are so right.

The need for an ad free search experience is very akin to the need for sustenance.

I noticed a truck in front of me today with the companies logo on it.  I hate the company and their logo.  

Ya think they might remove that for me if I demand it.  They owe me an ad free drive home don't they?

Wait are those ads on the boards of the Hockey Rink.  Damn that NHL Gods - I demand they remove them.  When I was growing up they were not there..

Oh and the Ads behind home plate - ,,,,They gotta go.....

How dare the Google Empire deprive its Citizens from such a thing.  When do we revolt.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? sfgent 4/27/11 6:41 PM
i unsubscribed from this topic but keep getting e mails from this site. how do i finally get rid of the e mails now that i have rid myself of google?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 4/27/11 7:02 PM
Can you let us know what site you use that is as clean as the Google one even with the ad.  Thanks
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 4/28/11 2:52 PM
Sacrebleu!!!!!   Let’s just accept that the analogy of King Louis XVI and the starving peasants has gone right over your head and that you’re never going to be aware of the point being made which is that of an all powerful person or organization ignoring a multitude of people and abusing his or its position of power.  Sustenance has absolutely nothing at all to do with the issue other than the elevated view of sustenance being an altruistic principle of sustaining people’s right to choose.  To listen to people and not try and force people into using a particular browser (i.e. Chrome) and to slyly target the users of Chrome’s biggest rival (i.e. IE) with an immovable self publicising Ad. Now let’s just accept that you’re not going to ‘get’ any of that or that you simply don’t wanna ‘get it’.  That’s fair enough ELLFINHELL.

Perhaps we could look at the analogy you decided to use rather than confuse you about vague affairs of eighteenth century France.   But first I would like to point out to you ELLy that I am not opposed to advertising per se.  I totally appreciate that advertising is essential for the promotion of business.   As I may have mentioned before I always used to use Google search all the time and as most people know when you do your search the top few results returned can well be sponsored links (i.e. companies that have paid to appear at the top) and there are also side ads.  In fact I have paid Google myself to advertise in the sad, stupid belief that I could get more hits on my website selling my biblical chronology charts.  Anyway I digress.

So we can forget the ads on the truck or boards of the Hockey Rink, because these are okay.  

Let’s however assume you’re driving a Toyota Prius car and that while you’re staring at the ads on the truck thinking about how you would like them not to be there, the driver of the truck who is equally absorbed on his new Blueberry (sic) phone does not see the driver in front of him braking until the very last minute.   As you try to slam on your brakes you are totally unaware that Toyota had contracted out the manufacture of its braking system for Prius to another car company e.g. Ford, General Motors or some obscure up-and-coming Chinese car company.   This latter car company as decided to up the ante in the motor trade and has not only made the components of the braking system from inferior materials so as to win the contract in the first place, but also has decided to use a ‘Clever Marketing Ploy’ and to design the component to have a reasonable chance (probability/statistics) of failure when used at high speed.  Hence you slam on your brakes which don’t work cos I guess you’re just unlucky and you slam in the truck at 80 miles an hour.  

Eighteen months later you regain consciousness in hospital you’ve lost both your legs and are totally paralysed from the neck down.  Luckily your IBM laptop has survived and over the next thirty-eight months of rehabilitation therapy you manage to surf (using a straw in your mouth and your slightly battered IBM laptop) the internet largely via Yahoo (doesn’t have ads on its initial search page) or Bing (always has a nice pic) which you now use because you have become really annoyed at Google’s self promoting ad in the corner of IE.  You finally manage to establish the exact facts of what happened.

Now the question is this, is it fair that this should happen to you because of the unscrupulous ambitions of one particular car company to gain a larger market share by targeting the vehicles or another company?  Obvious this is unfair as someone had received serious injuries but what if the Clever Marketing Ploy were designed not to lead to serious injuries.  Perhaps the braking system just made a squeaking noise when applied rather than just conking out?   Or if it was something that made the car wobble a bit, or made the seats smell in hot weather, or made the car paint flake off in a car wash, or one of the windscreen wipers fall off when it’s windy.   Would any of this be acceptable in fair and free trade that one company can knobble the product of another company?  

So Google places an ad for Google Chrome which is unmoveable on IE users who set their home page to Google search and on no other browser.  Why did they do this??????????????  Is it to lessen people’s enjoyment of the web who have chosen to use Google Chrome’s biggest competitor browser IE in the hope that they will switch to Google Chrome and increase the market share that Google Chrome has over the browser markets?  

 That’s not very fair or very friendly is it ELLY?

Oh and sfgent point taken I do ramble a bit don’t I?   No don’t answer that. The unsubscribe option comes up at the bottom of ever notification email that you get from this Google Chrome discussion page.  It will always say “Unsubscribe from the answers to this question”.  Just click on that then you are free.  

I might do this myself sometime soon as I feel all worn out and fatigued like “butter that has been spread over too much bread” with my battle against the Dark Lord.  So if you don’t hear from again it’s not because I have died (least I hope not) or that I am not interested but because I have moved on.  

So to summarize, if you do like to use IE and are using Google search for your home page and you are annoyed at the ad in the top right hand side advertising Google Chrome, Google has given has given you the choice of: being bullied by them into downloading Chrome and ditching IE; or into ditching Google search as your homepage.   You can NOT remove the Ad.  You choose.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? xxs 5/3/11 9:28 AM
Google.  What a disappointment.  We thought you were different.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Garts 5/4/11 2:19 AM
@whitesman - You've probably spent more time ranting about this ad than actually looking at it now. I'm not a Google employee, but I am a professional web designer. I'll not bother responding any more, it's obvious you've made your mind up and nothing will change that. By the way, I think you need your question mark key fixed.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 5/4/11 6:11 AM
I have made my mind up that Google are behaving badly to IE users.  ya right there lad. And I have spent too long making comments.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 5/4/11 7:18 AM
Whitey - you are great entertainment.  Maybe you can set up a blog - then you can use google ads to publicize it.
Long Live the King
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 5/4/11 9:23 AM
Cheers ELfi.   Maybe I will at that.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ihkcf 5/5/11 1:10 PM
I had the same problem -- none of the previous posts helped. Taking the lead from @MacGoo, you can get this to stop by modifying your browser's user agent string. In IE9, you can spoof Chrome in 2 ways. Both work on a clean Win7 + IE9 image:

Method 1. Create and run a .reg file with the following content:

--- START ---
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]
@="Mozilla/5.0"
"Compatible"="compatible"
"Platform"="Windows NT 6.1"
"Version"="AppleWebKit/534.25 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.706.0 Safari/534.25"
--- END ---


Note: Just setting the "Version" won't work. Common OS:

XP: Windows NT 5.1
Vista: Windows NT 6.0
Win7: Windows NT 6.1

For 64-bit IE, changing the above path to:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]

should work.

You can undo these changes with a .reg file with the following contents:

--- START ---
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]
@=-
"Version"=-
"Platform"=-
"Compatible"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]
@=-
"Version"=-
"Platform"=-
"Compatible"=-
--- END ---


Method 2. Install the USPick browser helper object, found here:
http://www.enhanceie.com/ietoys/uapick.asp

BTW, the following site is helpful for checking your user agent and for finding sample .reg files:
http://www.fiddlertool.com/ua.aspx
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Jalves 5/9/11 4:23 PM
This is very very annoying. I find myself using Bing more a more and, voila, no intrusive ads popping up on my face!! Brilliant!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? galwayDB 5/13/11 11:32 AM
I know of a solution or fix to get rid of the "install Google Chrome" ad.

I live in Ireland so my default Google home page is www.google.ie. This site was set as my default home page site in IE9. The ad kept coming back even after I hit the X button and even if I just hit the home button in IE9, that is to say the ad would reappear even if the browser wasn't closed down and reopened.

So the solution that works for me is,
I set my default home page in IE9 to http://www.google.com/, so because Google recognises the region you are from it immediately changes to www.google.ie BUT the ad is GONE and doesn't come back even if you close the browser down.

This is just a work around but it works well. However I agree with all the other people who went to the bother of expressing their frustration with this annoying ad and think it should be removed as default. I know about chrome I don't want to be reminded about it every time I turn on my current browser.

Google, I know you are big business now but this is just poor door to door salesman technique. Keep shoving it in their faces...some of them will buy it type stuff!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? smittycdm 5/15/11 3:31 PM
RE: the instructions to "Enable a Feature Called 'User Data Persistence' " from Shawn (Goggler), that particular option has always been selected and I cannot get the Google Chrome botton from reappearing each time I fire up my pc and load IE.  I share the sentiments of the previous posters (I like Goggle as my home page because it is clean) and have been using it since the days of Alta Vista, etc., when people would say, "Goggle what?"

Thanks.

I think you guys should man-up (that includes the women) & tell us how to get rid of the line of code that fires up each time and reinserts the Chrome button on the Goggle screen.

smittycdm
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? silvanet 5/16/11 10:36 AM
If that's the best answer, then we are all truly up a creek without a paddle...I don't know about iGoogle, but I have set www.google.com as my home page. Every time the page opens I see the annoying install google chrome button. I have checked off on the little x a thousand times, and now I can't even close the thing at all. Annoyingly it keeps returning. I want to get rid of it forever. I have tested chrome on my computer and it does NOT give any increased search speed benefit. I am not interested in installing it, but Google seems insistent on bothering me with the button. I want it off. I want control of my computer, period.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 5/16/11 10:38 AM
This thread makes my day. You folks are funny. Keep up the silly whining, it does provide entertainment for a few of us.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? silvanet 5/16/11 10:51 AM
Amazing non-sense on both sides. If people are willing to be faithful users of Google's search engine,  but would like a simple interface page, what is wrong with that? Google has plenty of options for those who want a lot more stuff. It is not too much to ask that they don't persist with that install button. For whatever reason, if someone does not want that button, it should be easy enough to opt out. There are plenty of other ads for Chrome all over the place. On the other hand, people delighting in not providing any REAL answer, yet calling names are only contributing to a long thread of utter stupidity. I'm outa here. I'm not happy that Google put that thing on. I always would take a moment to remove it before each search session. I do wipe out cookies, so it keeps coming back. Wish it wouldn't, but there you have it. Now, I can't even close it when I click on the x. Is that enough to piss off the Pope?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? uuno turpapuro 5/18/11 12:41 AM
I would like to thank Google for motivating me to check for other search engines, I have been a happy googlist for many years.

But now Google has started showing signs of a market leader, the neglect of customer needs and feelings.
I'm also very happy this came at a moment I was thinking of switching to Google apps as a business tool.
Google has, in my opinion, harmed the customer relation (trust) by affecting three important aspect of a working customer relationship; fairness, autonomy and certainty.
I feel it's not fair play to harass IE9 users with the chrome ad, my autonomy has been restricted, and I'm not certain any more if I can trust Google in the future.

I wish all the best to Google, but now it's time for me to move on, Bing isn't that bad after all.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? spartans7 5/18/11 3:15 PM
Hey guys, I have found a working solution!!!
Just set your homepage to this address:

http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=it

I'm from Italy, so the last 2 letters are "it", change this with "en" for english, and so on.
With this method the "install chrome icon" should never appear anymore!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? barneycollie 5/19/11 2:39 PM
spartans7, what a star you are, works beautifully, its a pleasure to get rid of the annoying icon.
lets hope google don't sort a fix for it. THANKS again
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? M555 5/23/11 8:44 AM
The answer is to open the tool page (gearwheel) on top right corner of Int Exp page - open internet options and use google as your home page. Type: http://wwwgoogle.com/webhp - and click apply. If you have a google icon in your favorits list on the left hand side of your internet page - delete it otherwise when you click onto it it will default to the old google.com (without the webhp bit added to the address). It will therefore default to the old address and the instal chrome will re apear. Go on to the new google page that now does not show the Install Chrome Tab and add the page to favorits as this will ensure the new address is on your new shortcut. All done and dusted.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Todd P 1955 5/24/11 11:00 AM
I have deleted it a thousand times by clicking the little X.  It always comes back when I open a new browser window.  Too bad!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? IgnatzDeFyre 5/25/11 12:22 PM
Google this verbiage: "YourNameBlankSearchPage".

Make sure you put your name, or whatever name you want (DonaldDuck) instead of YourName, and make sure it is in quotation marks.

Your result will be a nice clean advert-free page that says:
Your search - "DonalDuckBlankSearchPage" - did not match any documents.


Copy the URL from the address bar. This example =
http://www.google.ca/#sclient=psy&hl=en&biw=1351&bih=844&source=hp&q=%22DonaldDuckSearchPage%22&aq=&aqi=&aql=f&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=adf8f732df5ed027

Go to Tools>Internet Options and paste URL to make it your home page.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? JahKnyt 5/31/11 2:57 PM
I'd have to agree with a few of the previous posts. The best way to get around this is to:

1 - Actually use Google Chrome. (I don't like it either and I don't use it.)
2 - Use Firefox and use the add blocker add-on
3 - If you like IE, just set your home page to a blank page in internet options. Nothing will load faster than loading nothing at all and if you have your defauilt search provider set to google, then when you type anything in the address bar it will search google for you just like the google homepage.

Personally, I like Firefox. :)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? mjventure 6/13/11 6:41 AM
simple fix for me . . .you know, this doesn't appear if i have my iGoogle page as my home Page, only on the classic page.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? baseball girl 6/26/11 12:22 PM
I did what Shawn (googler) suggested, and my Enable button under Userdata persistence was already selected.  And STILL i get the bloody the ad every time!!!  When will google delete this??
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? NishaBunny 6/29/11 4:00 PM
Quote: Evance: With that said, is anyone experiencing this issue while using Internet Explorer?

Yes I am as of 30th of June 2011 with Internet Explorer 9, I have cleared the cache and cookies restarted Internet Explorer closed the "Install Chrome Ad" and reloaded the page, it instantly comes back. I want it gone.

Nisha
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? djb75 6/30/11 1:22 PM
Same problem with IE8 and IE9, Userdata persistence enabled and yet the Chrome advert returns every time. And the most annoying thing is I have chrome installed.

This is happening on www.google.co.uk but not www.google.com for me

Come on guys this is a textbook example of bad UI design.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Joni48 7/1/11 10:19 AM
The suggestion from M555 (5/23/11) to change the startpage into www.google.com/webhp worked for me as well. Great thanks!

Remark for The Netherlands: www.google.nl/webhp didn't work out for me, the icon came back again.

I'm using IE9, Windows Vista
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? djb75 7/1/11 12:40 PM
Changed my homepage to bing problem resolved.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ekimfloom 7/1/11 12:45 PM
for chrome: wrench, options, personal stuff, passwords,Manage saved passwords...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Romanthedog 7/18/11 5:56 AM
Yes this is bullshit! I have chrome installed yet it asks me to install it. Google does not want me using both at the same time. I find some pages load better in IE and some in CHROME. I can never guess which one is going to work. This is crap I loved google because they dont need to advertise like this! EVERYONE HAS CHROME, so get rid of it!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? swel 7/22/11 11:18 AM
Ellfin, could you stop being demeaning, arogant and sarcastic.
The fact you dont understand people can be right even if its not your 'stich' is clowding your judgement and makes you look like an ass.

The whole point is that we were promissed that the add was temporary, and then google stopped commenting..
also, if i dont install and use Chrome, it means i thought about it and made my decision.

Google's whole succes strategy is based on giving users what they want, and you might not believe it but users want to make their own choices! You see the add. you think about Google chrome and decide if you ant it. After that there is no need for the add. It's way different then a truck on the street because the page already says GOOGLE on it and everyone knows they are trying to get everyone to use chrome.

It's like a bum on the street following you around for a spare penny.. and thats sad and makes this billion dollar company look poor.

There would not be a problem at all if they could think of a way to for instance show the add once in a while.
But i know already that i'm not going to install Chrome tomorrow nor the day after etc.. and besides that i use Chrome portable when i want to.(does also not remove the add)

It's respecting users choices. Making dumb respectless comments like Ellfin is something i'm sure Google agrees they can do without.

Oh and this: One of my annoyances with the add is that i use a black background and the Chrome nag screen has an ugly white border to fake a dropshadow on a white background. If that could be removed i would be happy and accept the Chrome propaganda.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 7/22/11 3:09 PM
Swel - I am sorry I hurt your feeling. What is my 'stich" is though? = Do you mean schtick ?  I still stand by my original thoughts.  It is free, you can chose to use another search engine.  If you don't like the layout of the aisles in your local store to do you rant to everyone in the store about it? I hope you either shop elsewhere or accept the layout if they are the best choice for you.

I do feel honoured that I struck a cord with you. I still find it funny that people are so irate about this.  

I see their stock has not fallen since they have been doing this.  You should buy shares then you could call Shareholder relations and talk to them.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? scrapper214 7/22/11 6:00 PM
the x is nice, but how do you prevent this from showing up , all together.. My husband keeps accidentally hitting the download button, we do not want another browser..  ?????  Thanks
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? James__uk 7/25/11 4:26 AM
I call this the chrome install nag screen. I have already installed Chrome, and enjoy using it. I also use IE, as well as Opera, Firefox, Safari, and several other browsers.

It would be great to disable the Crome nag, as it is not my favorite sight of a morning.

If Google fix this promptly, they will stay top of my list!
:)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? vaughnwilliamr 7/31/11 12:55 PM
I'm with BossyBum. Before now, I used (I have to use) a variety of browsers to test my applications and demos. I have installed Chrome, Safari and the rest but it's rude (and inept) to show an ad to a customer when they have already installed your product. Google, turn it off. Thanks
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 8/1/11 11:18 AM
Yes they are rude - I am going to give up computing totally until all my demands are met.  Now what will they all do.
I am also cancelling TV as I already buy Mars bars and I saw an ad for them the other day in the middle of a TV show I was watching.
You folks are a scream.  Keep the complaints coming.
Thanks < Previous | 1 2 3 4
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? bubba12345678 8/5/11 11:28 PM
Really, are you all clueless. Do you really think that Google is going to do what we ask? They are concerned with getting their products into our hands or installed on our computers.
Think about a few of the other products that they have developed; Android was to be open source and you can not view an image on your account without installing Picassa (to bad for you if you are a Linux user).
 The solution is to use the default homepage for Firefox on Internet Explorer. You can also use a blank page for your homepage which other have suggested. Or if you are capable write a script that prevents the frame from loading.
But do not expect Google to fix it, they do not see it as a problem.

Bubba
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? stobymail 8/10/11 10:17 PM
My "X" does not work when I attempt to close this ad.

I am so done with google.

Does anyone know an alternative to igoogle?  I want AWAY from this company.

Speaking of igoogle when I attempt to open it in IE9 all I get is a blank screen. I guess Googles knows people are leaving in droves and are now sabotaging other browsers!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? stobymail 8/10/11 10:18 PM
Google is out of control.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 8/10/11 11:14 PM
Dohhhhhh =  of course it is Googles fault it doesnt work in IE 9 which came out later. Couldn't be Microsoft;s issue could it. Or even your PC. I only say that because it works fine on my PC.
I remember when Microsoft was the evil doers.  
Oh yes I am boycotting the NFL as well.  They have cheerleaders. How distracting is that to the game.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? bmaedler 8/18/11 2:19 AM
@Shaw (Googler)

@RKaye: Please know that the message you see is temporary and is offered as an intro/invite for users to try it out (JEC's relpy is pretty spot on, thanks JEC!). It'll go away. Out of curiosity though, can you shed some light on why you're not inclined to try it out?

how long will it take to "go away"?
it has been there ever since and I can't get rid of it. Even setting security settings to: "userdata persistence=yes" it will be back the next time I am open the browser - extremely anoying.

BTW, I tried Google Chrome and it was more than disappointing. The promised "faster and more efficient way of browsing" is certainly not true, particularly when using a 64bit OS with the 2 installed versions of IE (32bit and 64bit). I could never get it properly going.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? steeleye1 8/31/11 5:59 AM
I still don't see an answer to the question...
So I will restate the question here:

How do I permanently remove the "Install Google Chrome" ad from my IE9 browser?

I have tried the "X" button, in fact every time I open the Browser I click the X, but it keeps coming back.
I have tried editing my host file to resolve "127.0.0.1 adwords.google.com". And several other URLs as well, but that has not worked.
I have tried using: www.google.com/webhp, but that didn't work.

As an aside, I do have Google Chrome installed and I use it for specific functions, but I like IE because it does other stuff I like, so I'm not going to stop using that.  I'd like to keep Google as my start up page, but that little ad is irritating me.  Also, for what it’s worth, I think this is Microsoft’s fault (because the X is not functioning the way it is designed to function), and at the same time, I feel that Google needs to come up with a fix.

I’m disappointed that Google has not addressed this issue yet.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 8/31/11 6:40 AM
OK now I am really mad - Google has added Angry Birds to the apps BUT the bums have only given us a few levels free so far.  Whats up with that.  I want it all free like everything on google.  Oh yea the Angry Birds has ads for their store on it.  I want those removed too.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Coley TE 9/7/11 4:49 AM
I am also agrieved at the Google Chrome advert. Please get rid of it or allow use to turn off this annoying notification permanently.
you have a great unclytterd homepage. I have tried many others only to come back to Google because it is uncluttered with meaningless crap.
There is an old adage: "If it ain't broke don't fix it"!
It looks like you have done just that. If it is your intention to add advertismenents and moving pic files and popups and a load of utter crap then its goodbye from him and its goodbye from me.
:-( :-(
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Coley TE 9/7/11 5:07 AM
Elfin: Just reading a few of your remarks to Swel. You know I was bopught up to believe the customer is always right. Or are we not classed as customers?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 9/7/11 5:14 AM
Coley -  But I am a customer - I don't work for Google at all.  So how can all customers be right.  Besides that;s a copout.  Customers are not always right.  No more that a child throwing a tantrum is right.  That child has the right to their emotions but doesn't make it right. Same here.  Google tracks how many folks use what for sure.  I would guess they would see an increase or decrease in the use of their product and would adjust.

If you go to Yahoo, their search page has tons of clutter, same for Bing.
so nobody here has shown us a better page.

It's just a stupid little box.  

By the way I am using chrome more and more - especially since I discovered some of the little apps you can add on.

In this case this CUSTOMER might be right.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Coley TE 9/7/11 6:15 AM
sorry Elfin mis understood thought you were google. I know that some like GOOGLE CHROME but that annoying ad needs to go. Its like having a stain on your desk. You just want it gone! If google want top remind us of chrome then do it after a search not on the home page.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? poppa1 9/17/11 9:22 AM
This is a piece of cake.

Use google to search for a random list of characters and numbers which cannot be found.  Then use those search results as your home page.  Here's how.  Close all pages except the search results page.  From that search results page open Tools/Internet Options and clear out the home page window.  Then touch Use Current and you will never see that arrogant Chrome reminder again.

Of course another option is to search for something you do want to find, but that may create too much clutter.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? MaryHadda 9/26/11 10:10 PM
Clicking X does not prevent this annoying Install Chrome box from appearing again. Not only is it extreeeeemly irritating to see junk on Google screen highly valued for its former lack of clutter and ads, but i already have google installed. Add this to Google partisan partnering with the so-called Tea Party for a debate (which really doesn't make sense, unless Google is saying they will co-sponsor other vaguely defined major party fragments in the future -- radically departing from the conventions of all previous debates in history), and i am considering switching to another company's products. Google has thrown away two of its best qualities -- user-friendly design and political non-alignment.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 9/26/11 10:25 PM
Yes go to the totally uncluttered yahoo search page - much cleaner I find.  Bing is nice it only has a birthday wish for Avril Lavigne and an ad for some game.  
I am going to switch grocery stores too.  I hate the logo.  BUT I will first go into the store and complain to all the people first.  
This is still my favorite thread in all of google.
Please support it by posting your complaints here.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? James__uk 10/6/11 4:40 AM
Answer: Use DuckDuckGo as your homepage. It has some neat search features, and also can use the google search engine without putting you through the google experience.

Google has mercifully fixed the nag for everyone except those who use it's arch-enemy, IE. Microsoft (Bing) is a competitor, so google can't resist sniping at IE whenever it can. Another arch-enemy is eBay. GoogleShopping claims to index marketplaces so that shoppers can access cheap goodies,but hey, it doesn't seem to index eBay. That'll be since eBay dropped google as their ad system provider. So, Google are having a global spat with Microsoft and eBay. You'll soon be able to add Apple to that list (what with Andriod).

As Google have grown up, they have done away with fresh-faced open-sourced innocence and replaced it all with some deep-seated issues about dominance.

And we are the generation who watched it happen.

All we get out of it is some cloud freebies, and who gets to host us doing our thing. For those of us who supported Google in rising to power, many must be asking when we choose a new new hero. Or maybe we don't need heroes any more.

Got work to do, in Firefox.

Bye
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 10/6/11 5:29 AM
Thanks Bossy - That was deep.  I am skippng my Psych and Philosphy class this week.
Googe owes us so much and they have given us so little.
Hmmm what else in life have I used daily and never paid a penny for?  I want my money back.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? James__uk 10/6/11 6:07 AM
Answer: don't have Google as homepage in Internet Explorer.

We all pay for Google. They completely changed the face of the internet, and have themselves been changed. I like to think they have plenty more to offer, but they aren't an internet hero any-more, but a giant whose twitches move the borders of countries. Once they were Jack (of beanstalk fame), now they are the giant who might eat Jack. Once no-one had any bad words for Google. Maybe as homepage in the honeymoon is over. Every day I love you less and less?

Check these lyrics from the mighty Kaiser Chiefs:

Everyday I love you less and less
It's clear to see that you've become obsessed
I've got to get this message to the press
That everyday I love you less and less

I've got to get this feeling off my chest
The Doctor says all I needs is pills and rest
Since everyday I love you less and less

I know, I feel it in my bones
I'm sick, I'm tired of staying in control
Oh yes, I feel a rat upon a wheel
I've got to know what's not and what is real
Oh yes I'm stressed, I'm sorry I digressed

Oh, and my parents love me
Oh, and my girlfriend loves me
Oh, they keep photos of me
Oh, that's enough love for me

*

Maybe Google needs some pills, rest, and some photos of me. He he.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Wicked one 10/18/11 12:07 PM
The clicking the x at the top only works until you restart or open another IE window is there a way to turn it off?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Jock Snow 10/21/11 2:13 AM
Here is the answer.  First, Go to Tools > Internet Options and reset your Homepage URL to: www.google.com/ncr

Apparently for a lot of users, it is sufficient just to change your homepage URL from in my case www.google.co.uk to www.google.com but this didn't work for me as the Install google chrome kept reappearing.  However, changing it to www.google.com/ncr works a treat.

Hope this not only works for you but removes the source of the irritation.

Regards,  Jock.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Jock Snow 10/21/11 2:20 AM
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Ronald_Burke 10/23/11 1:20 PM
i can not beleive no one can  remove  a logo
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? gakiii 10/25/11 5:48 AM
.Shawn: I already have installed and often use Google Chrome (Angry Birds!!). Therefore why is the "Install Google Chrome" icon showing up on my IE9? I know that there is an "X" option but I have to select that everytime the home page or new tab opens. I am generally trying to ignore it but would really prefer that it not show at all. It is a distraction
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Nik333 10/26/11 9:41 AM
Google, this is ridiculous, how embarassing of you to not have a solution to this. I've tried all suggestions and nothing works, this annoying message keeps popping up, just can't get rid of it...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 10/26/11 9:52 AM
Yes google - replace it will all the crap yahoo and bing have on their page. Cmon get with the program.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? love-hate 10/28/11 9:18 PM
This thread has been going on since 2009, with responses from Google stating that the unwanted icon is "temporary". Unfortunately, they get to define "temporary". There is no honor among profit whores.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? two-stroke 11/1/11 6:37 PM
I am a computer programmer and a system integrator; my work requires me to use Internet Explorer and Chrome is not an option.  I do not want to see the Chrome adverstisement each time I use my browser.  If there is not a fix for this I will stop using Google as my home page, after a lot of years.  I feel strongly about this.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 11/1/11 9:58 PM
You people need lives.  Other than providing entertainment for some of us what is your real purpose.
Nobody ever ever answers me as how come they tolerate bing and yahoos cluttered pages.  Or how they watch a hockey baseball or other game, or watch a movie on free tv without an ad.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? cap_tan 11/2/11 3:14 AM
There was a time when I clicked on the "X" and longer saw the invite when I started a new browser session. But, this latest round of Chrome advertisement does not go away.

I agree with many on this forum that I use Google because it has a clean landing page (fine print for anything else I need from Google). Here is an idea, make the ad fine print and I'll be great with it, or allow me to minimize it.

Like many other people I use or access applications that have browser restrictions and cannot use Chrome.

Lastly, why try to tell your customers what they need – that is sales 101, don’t do it. Google has many ways to inform clients about its products—even a landing page / home page ad. However, it seems anti-Google not to permit the option of removing the ad (permanently).
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? James__uk 11/2/11 4:56 AM
Ellfin, you are the one who is living on this page when the topic doesn't interest you. How weird is that?

You know perfectly well that everyone hates the IE chrome nag. And that's what you're being. A nag.

Why shouldn't everyone complain about something they hate. You aren't going to change us by calling us names. Google however will read this page and realise that people need them to stay true to the values which MADE US CHOOSE THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE. if you can't take the pace, stay in bed, mate. Goodbye.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ergrcr 11/10/11 7:06 PM
just go to google.com.bz/    (belieze) then from top menu bar select tools/internet options and select use current  then apply and say ok the belieze google page has no chrome advertisement and it works the same as from anywhere else!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? KW_MJK 11/17/11 3:08 AM
Try... http://www.google.com/webhp? - Google's home page
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? imsrv 11/21/11 5:42 PM
This is ridiculous!! I will stop using Google, Gmail, and my Android phone and tablet and anything else that has to do with Google if they don't knock this crap off !!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? imsrv 11/21/11 5:56 PM
Actually - check that. I switched my home page to Bing. Bye bye Google!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? KW_MJK 11/22/11 5:34 PM
I don't get the Chrome advert any more since I changed my home page to
http://www.google.com/webhp?

Sláinte...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? MaryHadda 11/23/11 8:41 AM
Still no useful answer, unfortunately. Try again: I use Google Chrome exclusively. Sometimes the browser takes me back to the Google Home Page in the midddle of unrelated navigating -- I don't know why -- but that's not my question. The question is: Why does Google home page display an obnoxious ad telling me to switch to Chrome, when I already have it? You'd think the Google page would be smart enough to know I just used Google Chrome to get there.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Steve 1263 11/29/11 4:42 PM
Whats even more annoying is probably lots of us use Gmail accounts, so are already very loyal to G*****e, yet they don't even recognise this, and the fact we have probably loaded Ch***me, we still occasionaly use IE, or Firefox or whatever, get over it! its not a crime, its a choice...if we choose to X it off then thats it, no if's but's or maybe's, thats it....G*****le X is off, is for ever.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? remeloe 12/6/11 7:04 AM
STOP USING GOOGLE SEARCH!  Use Bing until they fix the problem.  The only way to get your point across is to hit their bottom line.  There is no such thing as a pure search engine.  Google is an affiliate marketing company that makes up to and above $100 PER CLICK on some links.  Apparently, they will only do the right thing when it starts costing them money.  Very Microsoftesque...I'm ashamed for you @Shawn (Googler).
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? remeloe 12/6/11 7:41 AM
Join my group on Facebook and let's send them a message!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/322107607802433/edit/#!/groups/322107607802433/
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? rob653 12/19/11 8:58 PM
Hi, I too have been trying to removet he chrome ad with no success and have followed all of the tips and guess what? NOT ONE OF THEM WORKS. I am now going over to my trusted standby - FIREFOX. Google, you have become the Microsoft of the age. well done...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? GoRIPogle 12/31/11 11:00 PM
Well I am walking with my feet. Totally fed up now after over 10 years with Google as my home page. I installed Chrome and it took over my desktop icons so they all appeared the round chrome icon. Tried to uninstall chrome but it left glitches so had to totally re-install my hard drive. Tried all the so called fixes listed and the only one that really gets rid of the annoyance logo is changing homepage to google.com.bz/. All the rest it just reappears each time you log in. My touchpad is sensitive and when the cross to close down the advert became hidden under a toolbar as my cursor passed over the ad it would think I wanted to install it. I had to move my desktop icon from the top right to the left side to avoid this. Not sure yet about searchqu but it appears to be taking note and offering the old nice blank page start up with just quick links to facebook twitter etc. So RIP Google
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? NeilGil 1/6/12 9:31 PM
The more I read, the more disgusted I get.  I too have been trying to get rid of the "Install Google Chrome" ad.  I have clicked the "X" many, many times.  I am using Internet Explorer.  My home page is "google.com".  But I DO NOT want the stupid "Install Google Chrome" to re-appear any more.  During the last several days, I have needed to re-boot the computer numerous times (for various reasons). I have cleared all cookies, etc., several times (for various reasons).  By the way, I also checked the setting that Shawn referred to (Userdata persistence), and it was already set to "Enable".  The stupid ad still keeps re-appearing.  Numerous 4-letter words come to mind as the only appropriate comment to make about such garbage behavior... by ANY advertiser.  For crying out loud, when you make your sales pitch, and the customer says, NO, NO, NO, NO, go the #%$@ away, leave me the #%$@ alone, I don't want your product... Shouldn't the salesman realize that he/she/it is being a #%$@ and STOP such tactics?  What's wrong with Google, that you aren't willing to treat people with more basic respect?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 1/7/12 11:13 AM
You folks have to stop this.  Every time I go to cancel my notifications for this thread, someone else goes off the handle thinking that they represent the whole internet world.  It's a friggin logo/button - Put in into perspective - WHO GIVES A D*MN.
I will not unsubscribe because, frankly I smile at everyone that has take the time to vent so professionally on this thread.

PS Neil - you assume the the salesman has 200 compainers and not Happy Campers.  Is is possible that 1 million don't give a darn and 1000 do.  Is it possible that 1000 new people sign up every day only 100 leave.  Now ask as a salesman.  What would you do.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? rob653 1/8/12 12:31 PM
Hey ellfin, nobody is stating that they 'represent the whole internet world'. If you are so p***ed off by the continuing comments then perhaps you should sign off. Example, if you continue to receive unsolicited calls or emails from either spam or someone trying to 'sell' you something, what would your reaction be? As the old saying goes, 'it is difficult to win customers, but it is very easy to hold on to them and/or lose them too'
Perhaps other people are allowed to vent their feelings too. I also notice that if you check around, Google themselves DO NOT respond. Perhaps they are a HAPPY CAMPER....
Anyway, we are all allowed to have a go at Big Industry as they were once the little guy trying to change the world.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ellfin 1/8/12 2:39 PM
To the contrary - I am not p***d off.  It think it is funny.  It's like the Politician that says "Americans want this" yet only 20% voted for the guy.  If you read my earlier threads I want to put a stop to Ads on the Baseball field.  Talk about distracting.  I pay for a good seat and have to look at ads.  HOW DARE THEY.  
Besides NOBODY has shown me a 'cleaner' search engine front page than google.  If there was A) A better engine B)One less cluttered - We would not even have this discussion. We would all be there.
Also it is FREEEEEEE for me to use.  If I don't like a link I don't click on it.
Your analogy doesn't work.  
I chose to Use Google - I don't CHOOSE to get spam.  I can't chose another "spam provider" if you get what I mean.

As I said, I find thes posts bring a chuckle to my face and thats a good thing.  Don't take life so seriously folks.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? badboychronic 1/8/12 2:55 PM
Use Mozilla Firefox it does not show .
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? richard.nickerson 1/10/12 7:08 AM
Just add my name to the list of those switching to Bing because of this Google insult. Too big, dont care anymore, time they were chopped down to size.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? whitesman 1/10/12 11:41 AM
So Elffy you’re still laughing and why does that NOT surprise me?  No Elffy I’ve not signed out of this thread I’ve just been silently laughing at you laughing at us....and sadly shaking my head at you’re total belief and idolatry in worshiping (whorshipping) Google. I decided to take a few hours out of my very busy schedule to reply, although I know I am wasting my time but I always like to at least try and help one of the Lost Soulless People (LSP) when I can.

Now I know I have at some time in the past tried to communicate with you with the use of hypothetical situations as I am well aware that you do not seem to grasp the finer points of what we are talking about here.  You may remember that at sometime in the past I tried to explain to you why it is unacceptable that a company tries to unlawfully knobble its competition, and how it is essential for everyone on the planet Earth to always ensure that there is fair trade, free from oversized companies pursuing monopoly like power over the lives of the masses.  Let’s just assume that all this has gone over your head and that I have failed miserably to expand your level of consciousness.   Let’s just accept the fact you have no concept that the larger a company gets the more important it becomes to LISTEN sensitively to people’s opinions as well as NOT behaving UNLAWFULLY against other COMPETITORS in the field.  

We have to assume that you Elffy have lost your ability to understand what the word FREE actually means.  Google DO advertise and no one can object to this.  When search results are returned by the Google search engine the highest returned results are usually the ones that have been sponsored by advertisers i.e. paid for by companies (advertisers) and that alongside the result all down the left hand side there are adverts paid for by companies.  As I have already told you I have on occasion advertised with Google myself and parted with hundreds of pounds sterling doing this. There is no problem with Google Advertising (Google Adword).   None whatsoever: absolutely NONE.  Got it?  None!   No problemo!  

My problem is that Google is deliberately targeting Internet Explorer (Microsoft) and making their browser less attractive when using Google search engine as the homepage.  Whereas all other browser don’t get the Google Chrome Ad on the Google search engine page so basically Google are UNLAWFULLY trying to strangle competition.  

 This is UNLAWFUL arrogant action against Microsoft goes even further.  

1.        I seem no longer to be able to my Google webmaster tools via IE any more I have to use Firefox.  Again I know you may say this is another free service by Google but I should be able to use IE if I choose.

2.        YouTube needs a Google sign-in which I have but have another company’s email used as the email-login...which must be really annoying for them.  But even this doesn’t let me use IE to log in which is a fairly recent thing as I use to be able to just login with a username and password.  So what is this with Google and YouTube joined up like this?  

3.        My so called ‘open source’ Android mobile phone wanted me first to link MY phone to my Google account that I already had, which as it happens has a lot of my financial and business information attached it which I didn’t do (dohhhhh), but then forced me to open a googlemail.com account which if I wanted to buy any apps I would have to attach my credit details to this.
At some stage I will have to replace my phone with a Microsoft software phone which I will be more than happy to pay the extra to have windows on my phone instead of the “kiss Google’s ass” android.   I am so sick of Google.  And when you think about it this world seems to be dominated with big powerful companies like Google and Facebook which seem to harvest information about your every move.  Collectively these companies know all your personal ins and out.  

So when it turns out that one of these companies start abusing their power that they hold and acting ILLEGALLY it needs to be dealt with very quickly and with massive billion dollar penalties.  I am very surprised that nothing has been mention in the legal bodies that deal with fair trade and that these have not acted but maybe there is simply too much money involved or maybe they don’t have the balls for a fight.

Is there anyone out there who thinks that we should refer all this to the monopolies and mergers commission or to some office of fair trade?  

PS
I have to sign in now on Firefox now to comment here, though Lord knows I have tried to adjust my cookie setting to allow my IE to accept just about any cookie imaginable.  And I hate using Firefox.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? FRWSE 1/10/12 7:28 PM
Garts, Elfin, and others, who find Whitesman hilarious.. At the risk of having you and others laugh at me and think I'm funny as well, I have to agree with Whitesman, and several of the others that already bailed on the topic. Some people tend to try and stand up for what they believe in, no matter how big or small the issue might be. I'm one of those. Yes, it really is a small Google ad, but do you really not see the principle here? It's not that any of us really have to prove ourselves to be right, or try to humiliate a man, because his issue seems trivial to you, it still is just the principle. Whitesman is not whining, he's trying to get some help here, but apparently the only ones that want to say something are the Devil's Advocates, which we already have known through life that there's to sides to every story. I will admit that about everyone on here is more computer savvy than me, but it seems unrealistic to expect anyone, especially anyone who is not a web designer to have to learn CSS, or HTML, or Web Design, to simply take something off a page that is annoying, and it IS annoying. This is a forum for Google right? I don't mean that as sarcasm, I'm just wanting to be sure. I don't know much about Web Design, but I do know somewhat about forums, as I do have one of those. Before Elfin, and Garts want to rip me a new one, I DON"T do my own updates or anything technical. I leave that to the guys like you that seem to express that they know more than most people, and also know what is worth or not worth whining about.

This forum right in front of our eyes, is what is happening around our globe, at an alarming speed and no-one notices except the "Whiners" in the world. Don't try to compare what I'm going to say next to a "Small ad on a page", but try to understand WHY a Principle is important. To my Knowledge, I haven't seen anyone from the Google Forum such as a moderator, or a member of Admin. We have seen a couple of employees, that by word of mouth could have let someone know that there's a lot of disgruntled people out here, and maybe have prevented a few egos from going at each other. This is only ONE small spot on the internet, where whiners have expressed their selves concerning this issue. Basically, this forum is only for Google to answer when they feel like it. It's not to address concerns of their new prospects, followers, and loyal followers. Obviously, the Ad was never meant to be temporary, and no matter how little it is, it shouldn't be there, if it can't be REMOVED, not just closed like a window.. At what point does logic explain to them that if you keep forcing me to see the Ad, I'll want to give in, and have Google Chrome. If you guys are Ford men, and I park a Chevy on the right away at the end of your driveway, refuse to move it, and just repeatedly ask you, if you have even tried a Chevy, or what you had against a Chevy, or tell you it's just there temporarily, how long would it be, before you pushed it off the road for me? I'm guessing not long. How many things have you bought in good faith, and given your hard earned money to, only to have an issue, and when you contact "Support" you get press one for this, two for that, three for this, and just sit and wait till a person in another country gets time for you? I guess just the "whiners are annoyed by that, and those people become the joke and entertainment for folks that think it's just hilarious. But yet, they don't find it so ridiculous that they stay off the forum. No, they come back over and over to throw fuel on the fire and tell the whiner how funny he is. That's logic at it's best isn't it. I'm not sure, but I'm guessing several years ago, they're were just a few political "whiners" living around the border, expressing their selves, while there were much smarter people saying, "You crack me up. You really want to make a big deal, and pass laws because we had a Mom and her kids cross the border? Let's see, I'm 60 years old, and where did my retirement money go?? That's the part I'm talking about. Yes, the Ad is very small, and you can ignore it,, Whitesman can't. Is there a possibility that maybe Google will say, I got away with that easy enough, what can I try next. You can laugh at me if you want, I tend to exaggerate to make a point, so I understand. But to come on a forum and belittle someone, and laugh at him because YOU don't understand what he's seeing, is not as smart as you two proclaim to be. Now, I won't be back on here, so take your best shot at me, and then if you don't understand what I was trying to convey to you, move on let it go, and forget I was on here. I have many more serious issues to deal with, and I don't personally care if you think I'm wrong or right anyhow. I just wanted you to know, that not everyone out here thinks Whitesman is a joke. Nor do I think you guys are jokes, but humiliating someone is not a good way to make me understand your side of the story. If you took time to read this, and even think about it, Thank You.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? -EG- 1/13/12 6:53 AM
I could get rid of it this way: As a home page, make sure to include "http://" before www.google.com. Otherwise it redirects you to https://www,google.com with the nagging screen.
Google may not be evil but it it goes obcenely annoying now. Only idiots don't realize when they are annoying, not devils.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? GoRIPogle 1/14/12 1:52 AM
Well done -EG- finally a good solution and works for (dot)co(dot)uk too. I kept my eye on this thread in case a fix came up. You confused me for a while as you put an apostraphe after www and not a dot. I just happened to cut and past from your reply and did not notice it at first so just got no internet connection. Anyway once I sussed that I got the chrome logo without the hidden cross and was able to shut it down and now it does not appear when I sign back in. I must say however I have been using searchqu(dot)com over the past week and been quite impressed. I have to put the dot in writing as I am not allowed to write it correctly as I am obviously being censored by big brother and listing the reply is rejected. Maybe the big boys are worried about competition and should think now before they try to force things on us that we can all walk with our feet.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? grumps77 1/21/12 6:06 AM
Okay, now for some reason, i'm using Firefox and can't get rid of this logo. When I put my mouse over the icon (both the install icon and the cross to get rid of it) it doesn't even register as doing anything (like the mouse pointer remains as an arrow, and doesn't change to a hand). I use google chrome on my portable apps, and have nothing against the browser, but the logo is really irritating on my Firefox homepage. I tried EG's fix but it hasn't worked for me, like I said, it doesn't seem like it has any function on my browser. I really would love to get rid of it, so if anyone has any info on getting my homepage back to the clutter free way it was I sure would appreciate it.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? aeed 1/22/12 2:28 AM
This is absurd; I can understand having the advertisement there if Google detects I'm using Internet explorer 6 or 7, but I'm not.
I'm using one of the latest versions of Opera, which is far superior to the piece of garbage known as Chrome. Google, get it straight - if people are using Firefox or Opera, they do not want Chrome advertised. Oh, you have an issue with me calling Chrome garbage? Well fix it. You can start by adding these functionalities:

1. allow toggling "show only cached images" so save bandwidth
2. allow toggling to multiple tabs per thread, instead of having a single tab per thread, so that we don't use up 12GB of memory with 20 tabs.
3. Give us some decent menu's (hint: Opera does it right)
4. Built in URL blocker anyone? And no, I don't want the adverts hidden, that doesn't help save bandwidth, I want to block the ads completely. No 'merely' downloading then hiding them.
5. Add shortcut keys like Opera. No don't point me to some random addon. The addons aren't the same, they don't work as well.
6. Chrome spontaneously downloads massive quantities of data some time after I open the browser. This is unacceptable. The only way I can stop it is to close my network connections or to close Chrome. Guess what? I close Chrome. Then I end up using a browser that doesn't bleed my bandwidth.
The right click menu doesn't have anything decent on it. When you right click a webpage you need these links on a default Chrome installation: "Auto-Translate, Bookmark page, Copy address, Inspect element, View source, and Block content". When you right click an image you need these links: "Save image, Open image, Copy image address, Save linked content as, Reload image, Inspect element, and Image properties". The last one, image properties is very important, and neither Firefox nor Chrome get this right. When you're on a "barely better than dialup" connection and a huge image is taking forever to load and you want to find out how large it is before it finishes loading, can you find out? Nope. The ONLY browser that will detect the image size in KB before it finishes loading is Opera. Until that is fixed in Chrome, count me out, along with thousands of other users.
8. There is so much more I could say. Every time I use Chrome I cringe. You guys showed great promise from around v1 to v4. Since then I've watched Chrome become bloated with emptiness, slowing down without actually having any functionality or tools added to it. If I wanted a slow browser I'd use Firefox. At least it has some decent tools built in, and the addons are great.

tl;dr: Remove the f%@&#*! Chrome advertisement! Make Chrome better before daring to advertise it. Right now it is unusable trash.

Yeah I realize this is probably the wrong place to post this but who cares? Google had to hear it from someone.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? polite31 1/22/12 5:08 AM
Hi,
I have chosen Google because of its lack of advertising and Google Chrome poping up is an annoyance. We all know Google Chrome but once we said that we don't want it, I would have assumed that it will never popup again. And that's not the case and I'm even thinking of switching of homepage. I love Google and I'm a user of many services from Google. But I hate being forced to and this will surely switch me away from Google.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? temp_username 1/22/12 5:13 AM
chrome are useless crap.
install firefox + adblock and add to filter:

www.google.com/images/

and this ad became an empty frame.

also don't forget to add www.google-analytics.com to block list.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? ncmach1 1/23/12 3:53 AM
Anyone figure out how to x out the chrome ad on they google homepage when the damn thing is hidden under the black bar at the top?
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? FF User 1/23/12 3:58 AM
Hi,

I removed this crap from my Firefox by installing the Remove It Permanently add-on (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/remove-it-permanently/) and using it to clean up this ad from the entire Google site. That's it. Kudos to the developer of this add-on Jerome O'Flaherty.

Hope the above methods will help other FF users.

One general comment: the recent appearance of this ad (again!) is another indication that the Chrome project is not going well at all. Because instead of creating a strong extensions development community around Chrome like Firefox did, Google is trying to "attract" end users through forcedly posing this annoying ad. Hey, esteemed dec-makers at Google - it's time to start thinking rationally.

BTW, yesterday I already posted a similar response to another forum with similar topic but today I failed to find my post anywhere on the Net. Strange things happen :-))
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Peppino321 1/23/12 2:42 PM
I too am getting the annoying "a faster way to browse the web install google chrome" message every time I open IE8 for the first time daily. Now I have to again look around and find a fix for this nonsense. Before this, they added another annoyance, the find as you type thing with no way to turn it off and I had to resort to the HOSTS file edit fix to get rid of it. Then they started with their new annoying frop down menus (which they apparently discarded...for now).  And then yet again, the annoying "make Google your home page" message that appears even if Google is your home page! When is it going to end? Google needs to realize that their success and popularity is based on their clean and simple website layout. If it ain't broken, don't fix it. Google was beautiful the way was, leave it alone!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? durkhrodchogori 1/24/12 12:19 AM
You can remove that (and anything else you don't like for that matter) using the "Remove It Permanently" firefox extension. Once installed it works via right click with your mouse.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? pjcamp 1/25/12 5:14 PM
IT IS UNDERNEATH THE DAMN MENU BAR!

Jeez, Google, are your programmers that incompetent? It would be different if Chrome were worth having but it isn't. I tried it in the early days before you built the pdf viewer in. You couldn't view pdfs at all because Google was working on a solution and until it arrived, no alternatives were allowed. So I got rid of it. And who decided it was a good idea to install Chrome, a program, deep down in a deeply buried DATA folder? The only justification for that is to make it hard to find for people trying to ditch it.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? angussugna 1/30/12 1:18 PM
I have used google as my home page from when google was just learning to walk, as I liked their not in your face attitude back then.
now that google is in their teenage stag of development they have an attitude that is not likeable to me. I would like to use other google
services but refuse to because of them lumping all of their stuff under one privacy policy for advertizing and tracking. For the near future I will continue to use gmail but will likely change to something else later. Google did not become number one because of their teenage attitude, Google became  number one because of their attitude when they where brand new. One big plus for google is that they let you know that they will be making changes and not doing so hidden in a privacy policy, but that's not much of a plus as they are still doing it. I did try chrome and went back to firefox and also use an addon in firefox named ghostery that does a good job of blocking most kinds of trackers. Advertisers don't like it when someone posts a work around, but to bad. If it helps someone defeat their way of doing things then they will loose money and if they loose money then they will do things differently to get back that revenue. Bottom line is I for one have had enough of thier wall street way of thinking and I ain't gona take it any more. So there.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? zirkondia 1/31/12 7:46 AM
To get rid of the chrome stuff in Firefox 9 you need to have installed following addons:
- Adblock Plus 2.0.3
- Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon 0.3
- Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus 1.2.1

Now you can left click at the red ABP-icon and choose "Select element to hide".
Then you can select icons and boxes on the web page and add a filter rule.
My recommendation is, to select icons, boxes and text step by step carefully and create filters in multiple steps
to not throw away unintended items.
Also, in case you need to go back you can go to "Filter Preferences" and delete or disable filters accordingly.
This may be useful in case you have filtered out something by accident, e.g. the "Google Search Box" like it happend to me.
Finally I permantly got rid of the google chrome install pop-up on the German site as well as for google.com.

So good luck for you all guys.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? dardruba 2/4/12 8:54 AM
This foolishness has been going on since the first post in April 2009 and still the prompt exists.

Not one single Google employee or Google enthusiast has had the commonsense to refer this up the Google management tree to say
something like 'Here is a problem causing acute distress and annoyance to a large number of Google users around the World.
Please guys stop this nonsense now. This is no way to run a business in this competitive world.'
Its far too late now to remove it in a blaze of publicity saying in effect 'Look what good guys we are in doing this for you'

I'm old and seek a simple life, my PC skills are not good enough to understand the procedure from Zircondia above,
but thank you friend for caring.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? WayneConfidential 2/7/12 9:11 AM
Ok girls and boys, this took me several hours to solve but here's the fix for this problem. I was one of those that was unable to click the X button to close this stupid thing because the X button was behind the "black bar" (beneath the tools/options icon). Anyway, if you haven't already got the "ADBLOCK PLUS"  ADD-ON installed for FIREFOX (I'm using Firefox 10) you can download it from here http://adblockplus.org/en/  and after installing it, click as follows TOOLS/ Adblock Plus/ Filter Preferences/Add Filter (in the right-hand panel). Enter this filter  ##div#pmocntr2.pmoabs  and click ENTER on your keyboard. Problem Solved. ENJOY :)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? WayneConfidential 2/7/12 9:16 AM
SOLVED............ SOLVED............SOLVED................Ok girls and boys, this took me several hours to solve but here's the fix for this problem. I was one of those that was unable to click the X button to close this stupid thing because the X button was behind the "black bar" (beneath the tools/options icon). Anyway, if you haven't already got the "ADBLOCK PLUS"  ADD-ON installed for FIREFOX (I'm using Firefox 10) you can download it from here http://adblockplus.org/en/  and after installing it, click as follows TOOLS/ Adblock Plus/ Filter Preferences/Add Filter (in the right-hand panel). Enter this filter  ##div#pmocntr2.pmoabs  and click ENTER on your keyboard. Problem Solved. ENJOY :)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? adriancoffee 2/8/12 8:54 PM
Instead of downloading a complete addon you can install a script if you have greasemonkey on firefox which can be found here...
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/124540
It will completely destroy the Google Chrome banner.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Burdax 2/10/12 8:22 PM
How do I turn off the "download Google Chrome" icon that appears every time I go to google.com?   It is extremely annoying. I don't want to have to hit the x every time I log on to the site.  Yes, this seemingly minor step is relentless and VERY annoying.  If I wanted it, I would download it without having to be reminded every time I log on to your website.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? adriancoffee 2/10/12 11:56 PM
@Burdax,
If you are using Firefox, download Greasmonkey so that you may download this script to hide the box...
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/124540
Read this article if you don't use Firefox. It contains instructions so that you can install the script on a different browser...
https://github.com/p2k/GLaDOS-Enhancer-Plus/wiki/Installing-Userscripts
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? adriancoffee 2/10/12 11:58 PM
CONTINUATION...

If you find that is too much of a burden you can get an addon called Adblock Plus. I find it easier to use the script because Adblock Plus slowed my Firefox slightly whereas the compact script doesn't.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? taswa32 2/16/12 3:04 AM
The best thing to do is set your home page to something else, and set the search bar at the top of the screen to Google. It's
Google's obvious attempt to get users to switch to Chrome, but I've used Chrome and don't like it. Google mastered the search engine, but Firefox mastered the web browser. That's it. Take it or leave the users alone with annoying screen ads.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Woopi Rc Boats 2/17/12 7:10 AM
I use Fire-Fox so Shawn your tip is no help for me mate I cannot press the small grey 'x' on the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page I have tried to block it but by doing that I blocked all images from Google so I have now un-blocked it How can I get rid of it it's really getting to me I'm not ripping my hair out!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? jsguero 2/17/12 10:49 AM
Shawn (Googler!)  

Hey!  I've read the thread and I've got a similar situation.  Kinda.  

Using Firefox (10) because it is more malleable, but this isn't the point.  The little dialogue box prompting me to install Chrome (which I still have installed) has been, thus far, at least until last week, x-able.  I log in, goto my search page, I'd hit the X, and voila!  It's gone.  Until Monday.  

Now it's permanent.  Shows up, X is there, but is not selectable.  So, what gives and, if you will, what do I do to get rid of it?  

As others have said, if I want to use Chrome (and I do on occasion, depending on what I doing) I will.  This damned little box is irritating in the same way as IE being integral to Windows, and iTunes being the only software you can use for iPods and such.  I use neither for those same reasons.  


Please advise, and thank you kindly for your time and attention.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Ringlords 2/17/12 4:20 PM
For users of Firefox who just want an answer to the question as posed ... ie " How to get rid of the "Install Chrome button "  ... an answer which, oddly enough, I didn't find amongst all the learned replies here ...  Here it is ...

go to the Mozilla website and download the "Remove It Permanently" extension. ... install and restart Firefox ... be sure to take a look at the options for the extension and check the "Remove from this Website" option ...

then right click on the edge of the offending "Install Chrome" box ... in your context menu, click "Remove It Permanently" ... poof, Google forced advertising gone!   ...

Note that you may need to repeat the right click process a couple of times to get rid of the whole thing, but get rid of it you will ...  

If you like Chrome, that's fine, but ... News Flash !... telling us all about it here didn't answer the question
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? adriancoffee 2/17/12 5:37 PM
@jsguero,
I'm not sure if you have read the thread...
There are many solutions to get rid of the Google Chrome button...
1. Install Greasemonkey (addon for Firefox) and then install this script... http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/124540
There are heaps of scripts on userscripts.org such as ones that get rid of ads in Gmail or Hotmail and MORE!
2. Get Adblock Plus for Firefox (also an addon). Then get the Element Hider helper, right click on the Google Chrome button and select hide.
3. Use the addon that 'Ringlords' has suggested above.

If you have chosen one of the above options, you shall now have NO Google Chrome ad.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Free_Spirit 2/18/12 10:04 PM
Folks..... Zirkondia's advise "ROCKS" and it worked for me 100%. I got rid of the stupid Chrome banner installation. Just follow his step by step guidelines to the letter and it will work for you too. My respects to him. (Thank you Zirkondia) This is what he posted if you scroll down the page under his name to read his post:

To get rid of the chrome stuff in Firefox 9 you need to have installed following addons:
- Adblock Plus 2.0.3
- Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon 0.3
- Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus 1.2.1

Now you can left click at the red ABP-icon and choose "Select element to hide".
Then you can select icons and boxes on the web page and add a filter rule.
My recommendation is, to select icons, boxes and text step by step carefully and create filters in multiple steps
to not throw away unintended items.
Also, in case you need to go back you can go to "Filter Preferences" and delete or disable filters accordingly.
This may be useful in case you have filtered out something by accident, e.g. the "Google Search Box" like it happend to me.
Finally I permanently got rid of the google chrome install pop-up on the German site as well as for google.com.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Chrispy69 2/19/12 3:38 AM
After searching the page info for awhile I couldn't find the "link" to remove it so I tried something else..I signed in and out a few times trying to click the X and the last time as I signed out the X worked and it's gone. So if you click the sign out button and quickly click the X as it's signing out you should be able to remove the "install box" as least until the next time you clear your browser or they fix the issue.

It seems after they added the stupid grey + "sign in" bar (the stupid bar that is now ruining the nice black page I had set on my Google homepage) recently it is blocking the X to remove..probably a coding "mistake"..between this and a lot of other stupid things Google has been doing I'm getting really sick of them..I already stopped using Chrome because on cold start it takes too long to load and I'm really close to abandoning Google altogether after using there search page for my homepage since 2004..seems like Google is "shooting itself in the foot" a lot lately...
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? wswartzendruber 2/19/12 11:09 AM
Dear Google,

I would like to start off by saying that I really appreciate your services at their current cost (free), but I'm baffled by some of your recent decisions.

Why can I not click the "X" at the top-right corner to get rid of the pop-up?  Now I'm just finding myself angry and agitated...at you.

Thanks,
William
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? drameshk 2/19/12 2:50 PM
HI all,  There's a " X " in that Install Chrome Icon but that " X " has been disabled and it doesn't do anything! The governments around the world are pushing all the internet users to a corner so they can run a monopoly with filtered-regulations with our freedom of speech! Therefore PLEASE " Members of the Google " we do like to use Google for our day to day work but everyone has their own way of accessing it. Some will have different O/S and some will have different Browsers! Please do not force let people choose !
Google user: Don
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Woopi Rc Boats 2/19/12 5:34 PM
I Agree with drameshk Please do not force let people choose what browser they want to use I have tried chrome it was too slow on win 98 I updated to win2000 & its still too slow I'm not updating to vista or win 7 I don't like updating things when my old one works fine!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? KarlJK 2/19/12 7:04 PM
I' glad to see I'm not the only one annoyed by this..  This advert is pissing me off! I do NOT want to use Google chrome. I have  NO intention of ever using it.  And I do NOT want to be reminded about it every god damn time I use the internet. At the moment I'm using Firefox (obviously) and I can't even get rid of this stupid ad with the adblock  addon. Doing my head in. Google...! If people want to use your browser they will go and download it without your help. Reminding people that it exists after they have said NO does not change their mind. PLEASE PLEASE remove the advert or at least fix the damn 'x' button so once clicked it never appears again. PLEEEEAAAAASSSEEEE!
P.S Yes, I have tried it. It is only a tiny bit faster. The average person wouldn't even notice it. All in the mind!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? adriancoffee 2/19/12 10:44 PM
@KarlJK,
I doubt we will be seeing Google get rid of the button any time soon...
However if you wish to get rid of the button using Adblock plus you will need the Element Hiding Helper addon as well.
You could also use RIP (Remove It Permanently)
OR... Use Greasemonkey for Firefox and install this script to destroy the button once and for all...
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/124540
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Cowboy69 2/20/12 7:27 AM
Interestingly, if you use the following .reg file (below) to change elements of the user-agent string, you can remove the Chrome Ad.  If you change the Version entry to "MSIE 8.0" the X is greyed out and you can't close the Ad.   Is that a dig at Microsoft?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]

@="Mozilla/5.0"
"Compatible"="compatible"
"Platform"="Windows NT 6.1"
"Version"="MSIE 7.0"
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Loggle88 2/20/12 11:07 PM
I have clicked on the X to get rid of Google Chrome Advert, and it makes no diffrence , I have come to the conclusion the only way is to close my ac with Google, if everyone did this they would soon remove the advert.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? DJSigma 2/27/12 1:45 AM
I use Opera as my default browser. Does anyone know how to block the "Install Google Chrome" thing with that?

I already have Google Chrome installed as I install all the major browsers, yet I'm still prompted to install it.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? laramie66 3/1/12 9:00 AM
Hey look, Google IS violating our privacy, as if we didn't know it.

Google privacy changes 'in breach of EU law'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
technology-17205754


You all okay with this?
(unknown) 3/5/12 11:56 AM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Woopi Rc Boats 3/5/12 9:42 PM
& in reply to laramie66 the Google privacy changes its ok You have the power to pause all searches just go to your settings on the Google page & pause all searches & delete all previous searches If you do this they will not be able to follow what you search for & provide ads that are in common with your searches I'm okay with it..
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Martin Budden 3/6/12 6:41 PM
Thank you WayneConfidential above, you have SOLVED it!  Anyone else wanting to solve this issue in Firefox, just scroll up to WayneConfidential's post above and follow his instructions.  It works a charm :-)
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? blargh123 3/6/12 7:20 PM
The login div container hides the top part of the Chrome propaganda banner, so clicking the X doesn't work.
While on the google front page just enter the following URL which does the same JavaScript call like clicking "X":

javascript:google.promos&&google.promos.toast&& google.promos.toast.cpc()
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? lucids 5/28/12 11:32 AM
If you wish to remove this permanently use firefox and install ad block plus plugin and open blockable items and block this:

https://www.google.co.uk/xjs/_/js/s/s,st,anim,bbd,c,sb,hv,wta,cr,cdos,sk,pj,tbpr,tbui,spn,rsn,ob,mb,lc,du,ada,bihu,lu,m,shb,tng,ablk,hsm,j,p,cp,pcc,csitl/rt=j/ver=YA1oIxYk4QE.en_US./d=1/rs=AItRSTNoxkqaHkpets0CyKriw0PXvE9GZA

Close the adblock section and
GONE FOR GOOD!

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Illtempered1 8/29/12 1:00 PM
The morons never get it.  It's always the same.  A great product is invented, it has tremendous success, then the blood-suckers move in, buy it out, and ruin it.

It's garbage like this that drove us all away from the other browsers/homepages.  By all means, keep it up.  Some superior, yet free, product is bound to replace you when that happens.

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? oldnickename 8/31/12 5:49 AM
I have Chrome installed and I keep getting theta damned annoying prompt.  I close box the little POS keeps reappearing.  Time to finally give up on F'g Google and use Bing because this is Cr@P.  It's so annoying I'm ready to remove chrome and just to spite you jerks!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? oldnickename 8/31/12 5:58 AM
bullshit, it reappears
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? oldnickename 8/31/12 5:59 AM
fuck off, I'm switching to bing
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? oldnickename 8/31/12 6:12 AM
it doe NOT work
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? OverBurn 8/31/12 2:01 PM
Please stop asking me to install chrome, every freaking time I open my current browser.  NO I DO NOT.  I've already tried it, I HATE chrome and do not want to use it.

You are forcing me to get rid of Google as my home page and move on to something else.  Please just STOP IT.  

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? cptjonsmith 9/4/12 7:24 AM
The icon inviting me to "Install Google Chrome" suddenly appeared on the Google home page.  I do not want to install Google Chrome.  I want to delete the icon.  What is the process.  Thanks for any help.


Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Jemor 9/30/12 2:43 PM
Why don't you read what people are saying?  Adding a delete button doesn't do anything except delete it temporarily...we want it GONE PERMANENTLY. I consider this a totally invasion of my computer settings to have this icon without any permanently delete option.  I use Firefox and have NO intention of changing to Chrome and every time I open my browser to home page (Google search I have to either take time to delete this or put up with it there.  To me this is a total BIG Brother attitude from Google pushing there own products. Get rid of it please! Very frustrating.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? adriancoffee 10/3/12 11:27 PM
If you are using Firefox, download the Adblock Plus extension and then the Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus extension. Then select elements to hide.

Perhaps this website is the answer to Safari users... http://safariadblock.com/

Whereas for Internet Explorer users, the attached extension could work, (not too sure, I don't use IE).

This greasemonkey script would also work to remove the banner as long as your browser can install the greasemonkey extension...

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/126901

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? pjcamp 10/4/12 7:43 AM
Which apparently is not a permanent solution. The damn thing keeps coming back every day.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Bulldog68 10/22/12 7:18 AM
Yer almost right on with the TOOLS/ Adblock Plus/ Filter Preferences... I had to go to Custom Filters/ Add filter group and then I gave the filter group the name ##div#pmocntr2.pmoabs AND then I was able to click on Add filter and enter "##div#pmocntr2.pmoabs" (without the quote marks of course). So far, that's working for me. I'll have to quit Firefox, restart the computer and then run Firefox to see if it truly works.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Pamela Fuller 12/19/12 2:22 PM
Totally NOT GOOD ENUFF that I can hit the "X" and get rid of the message that says "You are using a version of IE that Google not longer supports...Update to a modern browser like Google Chrome."  Guess what?  I tried Google Chrome and HATED it...and I do NOT want to see anymore "suggestions" that I upgrade to Google Chrome.  It pops up everywhere...making me more and more determined to stop (or try stop) ALL Google products.  Really ticks me off!

I thought Google had more class than that...but no...they are just like any other money grabbing dot com.  

Tax Lawyer who is ticked.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? caver_tim 12/20/12 6:25 AM
This sounds like the message that you get when you try to access Gmail on IE 8 or less.
Google have stated they will support the current and previous versions of browsers.
With the release of IE10 with window 8 that means only 10 and 9 are "fully supported"

8 will continue to work but only in HTML mode to avoid using the flashyer bits of Gmail it may not support

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Daren01895 1/29/13 1:21 PM
Bottom Line GOOGLE CHROME is **AP
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? JC JC 2/3/13 7:32 PM
Get google chrome
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Gwizz41 2/4/13 7:40 PM
"Remove It Permanently" - Works!

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/remove-it-permanently/reviews/?src=api

Just right-click and select remove!

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? foune etropal 2/21/13 6:16 AM
Marvelous You are my new Guru. This is the only fix I've found that actually works for this pain in the ass add button I give you Five Stars for your work in finding this solution.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? David Noon 2/24/13 4:15 PM
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? jim charos 2/25/13 9:11 AM
I clicked on the "x" and it seemed work for awhile but when I open "e" and google.com is the home page, it is back. Also there is the annoying message at the top of the hole page "Get to Google faster, yada, yada" and I click on "no thanks" but this too comes up every time I open "e".

All I want is a simple page to enter my search criteria.

Thanks,

Jim

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? caver_tim 2/25/13 9:57 AM
jim, do you clear your cookies ?
if so , google.com won't know you've seen and discarded that mesage
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Cameron Crane 2/27/13 1:02 PM
Just what I need, another "festival marketplace" shopping opportunity.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? killian epicguy 3/1/13 9:44 AM
can anyone help me on my like home page on google i want to get google there ive tried copying url everything i can get the icon to pop uo }: i would love any help {:
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? DBT 3/4/13 7:17 AM
I anit no computer wizz, in fact I know jack sh#t about computers.
I tried this and it seemed to have worked.No more ad for installing chrome.
https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&tab=iw

set it as my home page in tools, internet options.
Interested to see if anyone else can get rid of it by doing the same.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? DBT 3/4/13 8:03 AM
Should have mentioned, I am using IE8.
So far I have not had the google chrome install crap show up since changing the home page. Have closed browser, deleted all cookies and restarted computer and yes, Still no google chrome install appears.
For me the problem has been resolved. Yippeee, and to google, thanks for nothing!!!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Dazzlle 3/4/13 8:14 AM
THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ALL GOOD
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Dazzlle 3/4/13 8:15 AM
Thanks
All good now.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Suren Prasad 3/9/13 5:06 PM
Not so. I have google chrome installed. But this invitation to download chrome keeps popping up. I am using Firefox.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? patch allan 4/13/13 6:23 AM
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Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? David Lund657 4/16/13 6:38 PM
IF you're using firefox you can do this...

1. Install the extension Stylish.

2. Go to http://userstyles.org/

3. Search for " Hide google install prompt"

4. Install it with the stylish extension, and says goodbye to the annoying prompt!

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? David Lund657 4/16/13 6:43 PM
Rather than clicking the x, you can completely hide it in Firefox by doing the following...

1. Install the extension Stylish
2. Go to http://userstyles.org
3. Search for "Hide Google chrome install prompt"
4. Install the result with the name "Hide Google chrome install prompt

After installing that, it will never appear again as long as you have the "style" enabled.

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? mike leach 4/25/13 9:33 AM
I read this entire forum and am quite disappointed. Why answer a question if you dont have a clue? I've had Chrome installed for years (it seems) and use it nearly daily along with firefox, ie, safari... (some places work better with one or the other). The "install Google Chrome" nag button/window has been popping up on my google.com home screen for months now...I do not like it and especially since I already have Chrome installed and use it frequently. Speaks ill of a product that asks you to install a product you already have.
 < Like if I'm drinking a Coke and somebody walk up to me and asks, "do you want a Coke?"...the epitome of stoopidness! >
I thought Google was smarter than this?
Ive attached a screen shot (for the doubters) of the nag ad in one browser while chrome is running.
So now, who can help us poor slobs to remove the daggone ad? (clicking the 'x' does NOT stop it from appearing in EVERY new tab opened). Do we need to find another home page?
ps..prolly the reason this forum/site was picked to ask the question was that it appears at the top of the google search list results when the question, "How to I remove the install google chrome button/window from my home page?" is entered in the search bar.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? WA METCWA 6/19/13 8:06 PM

Tell ya what - Google...

You don't answer a simple question after 11 pages of complaints and explanations and reexplanations means you don't really care - or you simply don't know how to answer the question.  Thanks for wasting my time.  I remember when google was a great search engine - before the marketing children got involved...

As for me - I'm off to Bing and I'll never look back.

Limited Regards,
a former google user

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Shayar Singh 7/31/13 12:32 AM
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? patch allan 7/31/13 12:55 AM
i think icame up with another solution www.startpage.com.i dont know this page but it's clutter free if you know of this page or anyone else please let me know as it says it dont keep a record of your browsing history among other things you can change the start page background only a few but it looks ok.along with personas i managed to match the colors thanks Shayar Singh for your reply/email
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? patch allan 7/31/13 1:13 AM
startpage.com
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? agringo 7/31/13 2:12 PM
I hit the "X" all the time. Every time I open Google it's back. Chrome is the absolute worst browser on the market. I accidentally installed it and it screwed my IE setting up. I had to reinstall windows to get my shortcuts to work again. I am so tired of Google and others shoving their browsers in small installation packages and if you aren't paying attention you are screwed.

Is there a way to permanently remove the Chrome installation from the Google home page? If not, I will change my home page to Yahoo.

Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? patch allan 7/31/13 3:32 PM
this is how i got rid of it in firefox options change to startpage,com its https
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? patch allan 7/31/13 3:44 PM
http://userstyles.org/styles/65584/hide-google-chrome-install-prompt
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Bruce Braithwaite 8/1/13 2:47 PM
I am in the US and have tried for weeks to get rid of the Chrome ad/push.
My problem is that it blocks further web usage until I "dismiss" it time.
Really SUPER anoying. Googl e you might have a lot of good things, but on this YOU SUCK!
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Tammy Trammell 8/15/13 8:41 AM
i do not want google chrome. It will not let me access certain programs that I need.  However, I do want google to access the programs that I do need.  
B & D Diaz 8/27/13 8:44 AM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Lee Gregory 8/28/13 11:56 PM
I have the same problem.Except I have Google Chrome installed.I access it from the desktop icon.I also have Firefox with the home page set to Google.That's where I get the annoying little pop-up.Why won't that google recognize the other google chrome,and use that.Instead,it apparently wants me to install a second Chrome,which is just silly.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Lee Gregory 8/29/13 12:41 AM
Hey,BillyBlob,
        try this
  right click anywhere on google homepage,
  click "page info"
  click "Media"
  left click on "images/icon/product/chrome-48.png"
  check the box "block images from google"
  restart browser
   this also gets rid of the main google image above the search bar,so everything is nice and white,just the search bar,and the google search and I feel lucky buttons.Works perfectly.
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Eramaus Grant 9/28/13 11:08 AM
How do I remove join Google Chrome ad. from my Google Home page?
Patrick, Minnesota
How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Theresa Oldring 10/21/13 9:06 PM
Re: How do I remove the "Install Google Chrome" icon from the Google home page? Ronald Murphy 2/28/14 2:00 PM
Dear Sir this is Ronald a Murphy I already have Google Chrome on my computer I only want to installGoogle Earth one time I have eight extra ones of Google Earth I only need one how do I get rid of the other eight data been installed. Yours truly Ronald a Murphy rong...@yahoo.com  rong...@gmail.com      please help me to uninstall  all of the other.
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