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Fri 16 January 2015

How to remove the Google Chrome Name Badge

Posted by Daevien in tips   

Google Chrome recently made a change to the display. They added a new feature that promises to be useful for some people, but it annoys me: My name being shown in the top right corner, allowing me to switch accounts.

While I can see the usefulness of the feature and I do have multiple google accounts, I rarely switch to them and usually do it through an incognito tab. Therefore, the added screen real estate that this feature takes up can be annoying. It’s pretty easy to get rid of it though.

First, go to the url Chrome://flags and then look for “Enable the new avatar menu”. Change this to disabled.

As an alternative if you don’t want to remove it, you can go to chrome://settings/manageProfile and change the name that is displayed as well as the icon.

Personally I’ve removed it, but it’s nice having options.

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