How do I remove the Ask toolbar from Google Chrome

How do I remove the Ask toolbar from Google Chrome

I’m not sure how I got this darn thing, but I have been downloading a few different drawing packages so I’m assuming I allowed it entry from something there.

What was happening is that every time I put a word in the address bar (omnibox) – whereas normally it would bring up Google search – this annoying Ask search thing would come up.

Look what happens when I type in Walk Off The Earth in the address bar……   <– see my review there – Great Band

Useless!!

These are Asksupports instructions that didn’t work for me but they might for you.

To remove the Ask Tool Bar from Chrome

– In an open Chrome browser, click on the Wrench In the top right-hand corner of the browser window.
– Hover over Tools In the menu that appears and click on Extensions.
– Locate the Ask extension and click the Remove button next to it.
– Click Uninstall In the box that appears.
– Close and re-open your browser.To reset your Chrome homepage, please follow the steps listed below:- Click the Wrench icon on the toolbar.
– Select “Options” (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on a Chromebook).
– Click the “Basics” tab and find the “Home page” section.
– Enter your desired homepage in the section labeled “Open this page”To reset your default search provider for Chrome, follow these steps:- Continuing under the “Basics” tab, select the search engine you want to use from the dropdown box next to the “Search” label.
– If the search engine you want to use doesn’t appear in the menu, click “Manage search engines”.
– In the “Search Engines” window that appears, make your selection from the list provided.
– Click the “Make Default” button that appears next to your selection and your choice will be saved.

—————————-

I couldn’t see an Ask Extension in Google, then I was told it was a Foxit extension, well I didn’t have that either, so I disabled all extensions, and restarted, it was still there.

Then I looked in settings……

Click on the top right, of Google Chrome they say wrench but mine is just three lines.

Customise and control Google Chrome

Click settings

Look down the page to Search

Mine looked like this – DUH!

All I had to do is change Ask – to Google, and it was done, no restarting or anything.

So easy and yet, so annoying as it was thought to be an extension – I will now have to check that this doesn’t change when I restart my computer, which would mean I have a hijack somewhere, but for now, Google is back !

Now thats a search! 🙂

 

Hope this helps you too.

 

 

Yay! Free Angry Birds now for Chrome

At last we have Angry Birds for Chrome web browser: you can download it immediately (beta) at the Chrome web store

Now we can play Angry Birds on every device we have phone, laptop, tablet and PC.

With new exciting Chrome Exclusive levels and a big screen there is no stopping us from helping the angry birds dish out revenge on the evil green pigs who have stolen the poor birds eggs! There are 70 levels available with SD or HD options and you can even play it offline.

Summary – You might see me soon, off to defeat those little green pigs!

 

 

Log in to two Gmail, FB or Twitter accounts in Chrome.


I love Google Chrome and I also love Twitter.com so incognito has proved extremely helpful when I want work on various accounts at the same time.

Its quite simple, you can just use Chrome’s incognito; pages that you view in this window won’t appear in your browser history or search history, and they won’t leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window. Any files that you download or bookmarks that you create will be preserved, however.

Using this you can open second accounts in Google Mail, Facebook or Twitter or anyother program application that you use that only allow you to log in once.

Click – the Spanner icon (top left) 

Click – New Incognito window

There you are done.

Google Chrome & Privacy – Browsers, Privacy and You

You will know that you are using inconito as the icon appears in the top left.

For more information click  Google chrome and privacy

Hope this helps

Problems with Google Chrome?

You are surfing away, googling some interesting sites when all of a sudden, Chrome starts to say This web page not available and you check the error message and it says………

Error 10 (net::ERR_ACCESS_DENIED): Unknown error.


HUH! 

Well …

…this doesn’t appear to be a problem with Chrome but it seems as if it is either a firewall or anti virus blocking access,  lots of people with Mcafee have this problem. So make sure its approved or allowed in the settings. Or like me – I’d left Peer Guardian running and it really hates that and blocks Chrome opening some pages randomly. So close Peer Guardian and viola Chrome opens the page.

This might happen in other browsers as well like Internet explorer, Firefox, Mozilla but I’ve only noticed it in Chrome.

Chrome by the way is a brilliant browser its quick and simple and I love it. Why use Google Chrome.

I just wanted to share that little bit of a fix with you, as there is nothing worse than having an annoying little problem and not knowing what it is.

Hope this helps.