Simple Search Is a Browser Extension That Gives You Google Circa 2010

A group of journalists has built a browser extension, called Simple Search, to show you what Google search would look like without the information panels, shopping boxes, and search ads. The Verge reports:

Introducing the extension, Maddy Varner and Sam Morris describe it as a conscious throwback to an earlier version of Google search, before the integration of the Knowledge Graph and its accompanying information boxes. “The extension lets you travel back to a time when online search operated a little differently,” they write. “Nowadays, you don’t always have to click any of the ‘blue links’ to get information related to your search – Google gives you what it thinks is important in info boxes of information pulled from other websites.” The extension works on Google and Bing searches and is available for both Firefox and Chrome browsers.


I prefer using uBlock Origin’s Block element option to target specific parts of a site, like auto-playing video ads etc.

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I use Duckduckgo since 2018 in instead of google.

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