How to get the new Google Bar right now and ditch the black strip [Trick]

How to get the new Google Bar right now

As you might have heard by now the search giant is dropping the black strip bar that runs across all Google products for a more useful and intrusive pop-up menu, that will open on roll over that will enable you to get access to all Google products and services — to learn more check out New Google Bar? That’s right and say goodbye to the black strip.

The benefit is that you won’t have to stare to the black bar anymore, you’ll have more space when using Google products and services, and it is also more simplified.

The thing is that this new Google Bar has not been roll out to everyone yet, but you don’t have to wait, here is a little workaround, a trick if you will, that it’ll get you the new Google Bar right now:

Enabling the new Google Bar right now

1 The first thing you have to do is to visit the Chrome Web Store and install the extension called Edit This Cookie.

2 Visit and from the top-right corner, where most of your Google Chrome extensions icon are displayed, click on Edit This Cookie.

3 In the PREF| value change the value to:


Don’t forget to click Submit Cookie Changes.

4 Next, in the NID | change the value to:


And again don’t forget to click Submit Cookie Changes.

5 Lastly, refresh and now you should be seeing the new Google Bar. Enjoy and share!

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  • Michał Majsiuk

    i love it :D

    • mhweb

      Thanks for your comment!

  • Rebelbanker

    The only article that I could find and the only one that I needed. Thanks for help keep me at the front end of things!

    • mhweb

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment Rebelbanker!

  • Brandon Giesing

    Not working

    • mhweb

      Brandon thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear that is not working for you. I just double-checked and it seems to be working fine. Here is some things you can try to make it work: Clear the web browser cookies and try it again, when clicking the Submit Cookie Changes don’t refresh until you added the the second value, and only then refresh

  • dropbox

    Thanks, this works :) Shard on Twitter btw

    • mhweb

      Hey Thomas thank you for your comment and I am glad it worked for you.

  • Kristy Noeninckx

    This helped me delete the cookie that hid all of the shortcuts under the Google logo. Now the black bar is back for me, which is how I prefer to use the Google.

  • Stephen Vanderwarker

    So, this no longer works for me. The cookie doesn’t change anything. It goes back  to the “new” black bar (the updated black bar) I don’t like it that much. I want the rollover menu back Google :/

    • mhweb

      Thank you for the heads up Stephen, I noticed it and you are right. I’ll publish a fix as soon it becomes available.