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Super iGoogle

By stinkinrich88 Last update Apr 9, 2012 — Installed 56,555 times.

That Pesky Sidebar

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mr_jp User
FirefoxWindows

What is the deal with that iGoogle sidebar?

Looks to me like the the class name keeps changing, and Super iGoogle has to release an update to hide the sidebar again.

Is it Google's new mission to thwart this userscript, or they just can't make up their mind about the class name?

 
stinkinrich88 Script's Author
ChromeX11

Yeah, they keep changing the class name, and I don't have a clue why. So annoying! The iGoogle page stays the same in appearance/functionality, so maybe you're right, maybe they do it to stop people messing with their page.

The worst thing is when they re-use old class names, so instead of my script hiding the side bar, the whole main panel might disappear! Surely they do this on purpose, what developers would swap names around like this! Anyway, I'll keep fighting to keep things super :-)

 
mr_jp User
FirefoxWindows

Hi stinkinrich88,

Looks like they changed the sidebar code again. I found the class names:

//This is the new one!
var outterSideClass = "G-MS kdSidebarHolder";
var sidebarClass = "G-MS kdSidebarHolder";
var tabsClass = "G-KX kdSidebar";

 
stinkinrich88 Script's Author
ChromeX11

You are such a legend, thanks a lot for that :-) all fixed

 
mr_jp User
FirefoxWindows

Hey man, I hate that sidebar as much as you do! haha

 
mr_jp User
FirefoxWindows

Hey stinkinrich88,

Google has done it again! Here's the new code:

var outterSideClass = "kdSidebarHolder";
var sidebarClass = "kdSidebarHolder";

Looks like its a sane class name, hope they don't change it anymore :)

 
stinkinrich88 Script's Author
ChromeX11

Ahh brill, once again, thanks a lot!

Google have made it much harder for me to keep autohide working, though. They got rid of all class names and IDs for the chat/tab elements within the sidebar (so if you mouse is over them, my script doesn't know so it hides the sidebar prematurely).

Anyway, it looks like we might not need Super iGoogle much longer. In the code, there are new elements appearing hinting at collapsing the sidebar.

 
Jennifer McG... User
FirefoxWindows

Wow, you mean that after...what, more than a year?...they'll finally listen to all the requests and workarounds and collapse the silly thing? Sheesh. Thanks a million for all your work!

 
stinkinrich88 Script's Author
ChromeX11

I know, right? I doubt it'll be as sexy as Super iGoogle, but I'm sure it'll do for most users. If they ever get around to finishing the job, mind!

mr_jp, thanks again for letting me know when it broke. I always seem to have a several hour delay before my page gets "broken". (maybe because I'm in the UK, maybe because I'm behind a proxy at work). It's really helpful, especially as Google have messed-up the comments on the Chrome extension page (where people usually tell me when it breaks).