Hide Google’s Everything Sidebar in FireFox

Recently, Google gave their website a new look by providing an “Everything” sidebar to the search results.
I admit it looks pretty, but might take a bit of space from the browser window if you dont have a widescreen monitor.
Fortunately we can hide/remove it using Greasemonkey addon and installing a userscript.

What exactly is the point of having a sidebar that takes extra space in the browser window when we already have the More button?

Screenshot of Google with the “Sidebar” and the “More” button

Greasemonkey is a FireFox addon that enables users to install userscripts, which can help the user view webpages to his liking and thus enhance their browsing experience.
Download Greasemonkey

Hide Google Sidebar:
This userscript will hide the Google sidebar permanently. It requires Greasemonkey, install it by visiting the link i have provided above. Then visit the link below and you will find an option to install the userscript, takes barely a few seconds.
You can uninstall or disable it from Greasemonkey if you want the sidebar back.

Screenshot of Google with the Sidebar

Screenshot of Google without the Sidebar (Hide Google Sidebar userscript)

Install “Hide Google Sidebar”

Hide Google Sidebar (with an option to toggle show/hide sidebar):
This userscript will hide the Google sidebar with an option to toggle/show the sidebar. Also, requires Greasemonkey, install it by visiting the link i have provided above. Then visit the link below and you will find an option to install the userscript, takes barely a few seconds.You can uninstall or disable it from Greasemonkey.
Just click hide sidebar to hide it or show sidebar to display it.

Screenshot of Google with the Sidebar and “Hide sidebar” button

Screenshot of Google with the Sidebar and “Show sidebar” button

Install “Hide Google Sidebar (with the toggle option)”

Enjoy the good old Google.

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2 Responses to Hide Google’s Everything Sidebar in FireFox

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  2. christopher boast says:

    Thank you so much for this, absolutely brilliant,that horrible sidebar gone for good,i am not very good at thins like this so if I can do it anyone can,thanks again.