Customize Your Google Service Links
At the top of Gmail, Google Calendar, and Docs & Spreadsheets, you’ve probably noticed links to other Google services. It’s part of Google’s push to tie its many products together. I find the links very useful. I love being able to switch between Gmail and my calendar with one click. Here’s what I’m talking about.
The only problem with these links is that I never use Photos or Groups. They’re just taking up space that I’d rather fill with other Google services like Google Reader or Analytics. Luckily, (like you didn’t see this coming) with a little help from Greasemonkey we can add and remove any links we want!
If you’re using Firefox and have the Greasemonkey extension installed, just click this link to install my Google Service Links script. You can edit it and turn on/off any links you want. Here’s what my screen currently looks like.
You can see that I’ve removed Groups and Photos and added Reader, Analytics, and Notebook. Woo! If you’re feeling dangerous, you can even turn on every Google service like so (click to enlarge):
I’ve also included two extra options. The first lets you add a link to your Flickr page in lieu of Google Photos. The other allows you to change whether or not the links open in a new window (tab) or in the current page. Hope you enjoy!