How to begin using the new Google Bar now

Earlier this week, Google unveiled a new version of its navigation bar, which removes the old black bar that runs across the top of the screen for a new interface that appears when rolling over the Google logo. The company did give plenty of details on the new “Google Bar,” but has remained silent on when the update will be rolling out to the masses.б═

Thankfully, as a result of some investigate work, you can begin to use the new Google Bar now (and show it off to your friends and family). Follow these steps:

NOTE: If for some reason you clear your browser cookies, these actions will become erased. You will have to perform this tutorial again to begin using the new Google Bar.

Step 1: Go toб═http://google.comб═in either Firefox or Google Chrome.б═

Step 2: Once Google is loaded, press one of the following key combinations that is specific to you:

  • Windows (Google Chrome) – Control+Shift+J
  • Mac OS X (Google Chrome) – Command+Alt+J
  • Windows (Firefox) – Control+Shift+K
  • Mac OS X (Firefox) – Command+Shift+K

Step 3: Once the Console loads, type in or copy+paste the following line of code and hit Enter:

document.cookie="PREF=ID=03fd476a699d6487:U=88e8716486ff1e5d:FF=0:LD=en:CR=2:TM=1322688084:LM=1322688085:S=McEsyvcXKMiVfGds";

NOTE: If for some reason the above code appears in more than one line, after you copy it into the Console, be sure to delete any line breaks to have the code on a single line only.б═

Step 4: Re-load Google and you should notice the new Google Bar!

Are you a fan of it? Let us know in the comments below!

7 comments
Justin
Justin

This site is super messed up for posting messages. Anyway, when I paste the document.cookie line after alt+shift+k, the next line is "SyntaxError: unterminated string literal"Can anyone help me as to where to go from here? jkaatz@gmail.com - http://www.facebook.com/justinkaatz - 608-347-3424

Justin
Justin

Well... I didn't enter it with "line" at the beginning. that somehow went down a line, it was part of my sentence "Here's what I get when I enter that line" and then I pasted the code. So it starts from document.------------------------------------------------------<br>

Here's what I get when I enter that------------------------------------------------------ document.cookie="PREF=ID=03fd476a699d6487:U=88e8716486ff1e5d:FF=0:LD=en:CR=2:TM=1322688084:LM=13226------------------------------------------------------SyntaxError: unterminated string literal

 

Justin
Justin

Here's what I get when I enter that linedocument.cookie="PREF=ID=03fd476a699d6487:U=88e8716486ff1e5d:FF=0:LD=en:CR=2:TM=1322688084:LM=13226SyntaxError: unterminated string literal

 

Any help would be appreciated - jkaatz@gmail.com - http://www.facebook.com/justinkaatz

Justin
Justin

This doesn't work

BryanBrody
BryanBrody

"Mac OS X (Google Chrome) - Command+Alt+J" Not run in Lion

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator

HI Justin. This method won't work anymore because Google scrapped plans to roll out the new navigation bar. Sorry about the confusion!

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator

@BryanBrody Yes, it does. I tried both in full-screen and non-full screen mode and it worked both times. Make sure you're running the latest version of Chrome and that you're not hitting the wrong buttons.