Get Rid of Explore Feature in Google Reader
By on October 24th, 2009

Google recently added a new feature to called Explore, which suggests new feeds to users based on their reading habits.

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Many users apparently did not like this new feature, and there is no way to opt-out of the Explore feature as of now. If you are one of the disgruntled users, who do not want to have this thrown on your face, you can get rid of Explore in Google Reader by using a script for .

This works on too, however you need to add a new start switch to Chrome. You can find the instructions on how to install Greasemonkey scripts in Chrome. You will need to edit the script, once you have saved it in the User scripts folder for Chrome.

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Just change the .tld to whichever Top level domain you use to access Google Reader in Chrome, in my example I changed .tld to .com. You might have to do the same in Firefox too. Thanks Shiva

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  • DJ

    Or just minimize it, it only takes up one line & it stays minimized.

  • Alan Sammet

    When I first noticed the feature I thought, “How cool”. I even found some feeds that I have subscribed to. It never even occurred to me that some might not like the new feature. And after reading this I still don’t understand what the beef is. As DJ mentioned above it minimizes quite easily. The bottom line is that there are things with Goggle Reader that are more annoying than a feature that one may simply not use. I don’t get why this one gets so much attention.

 
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