CustomizeGoogle is a Firefox extension that enhances Google search results by adding extra information (like links to Yahoo, Ask.com, MSN etc) and removing unwanted information (like ads and spam).
- Use Google Suggest (suggest words while you're typing)
- Add links to competitors
- Rewrite links to point straight to the images in Google Images
- Removes image copying restrictions in Google Book Search
- Secure Gmail and Google Calendar, switch to https
- Block Google Analytics cookies
- Hide the Gmail spam counter
- Make URL previews on sponsored links visible NEW!
- Add favicons in the web search result NEW!
- Remove ads
- Anonymize your Google userid
- Add a result counter in search result
- Filter spammy websites from search results
- Add links to WayBack Machine (webpage history)
- Remove click tracking
- Add links from Google to your bookmark manager
- Use a fixed font for Gmail mail bodies
- Stream Google search result pages NEW!
- Sticky Google Preferences NEW!
"I'm new to Firefox but not to the web. This extension has made a huge differece in my browsing productivity at work. I use its features every day and Now I'm shocked to go to another computer with out CG and see all the muck that's there. Also removing the Google ad feces is beautiful. Thank you for such a great extension. Keep up the good work."
XP user in MN
"Wow... thats incredible. This in combination with ad block has made me realise what a miserable experience browsing with Internet Exploitexposer 6 is. Have you ever had a bed that's just so comfortable that you don't want to have to sleep in any other beds when you go away for the night?"
"Stunning! Fabulous! Unbe-(f-word)-lievable! Magnificent! Sorry, but this is so great, there aren't enough stars on the menu to rate this extension really properly, so I was forced to keep it down to 5 stars."
"Since I have downloaded this extension, every single person at the office has demanded that I get them "customised google" Making them finally ditch IE was fun :D I am an IT manager and had been trying to get our employees to use firefox all the time, but they always forget or whatever and use IE. Now I know for certain that Firefox will be the default browser - killing 2 birds with one stone :) ideal!"
"The ability to alter web pages is the next big thing. This is a Great extension. It gives you more options and makes google more User Friendly. If you use Google often, download this extension now(I highly recommend it)."
"I have been looking for a way to do this for so long!! There are many capabilities wrapped up in this one extension -- Fantastic!! I can't stand ads of any kind. Also great ability to turn google suggest on and off. This extension does some of the things Greasemonkey lets you do with less hassle."
"Wow, I can't beleive how many configurations this extension has. This makes googling stuff 10 time more easy than it already was."
Is it spyware?
No, CustomizeGoogle is not spyware. It does not track the pages you visit, display ads, hijack Amazon affiliate links, log keystrokes, steal passwords, set cookies, "phone home", or install any bundled software on your computer. It is simply a Firefox extension that modifies a few Google services in a useful way. If you don't like it, you can easily uninstall it.
How much does it cost?
Nothing. CustomizeGoogle is Free Software, released under the GPL license.