How to Disable Google's Animated Doodle

By Robert Kingsley

For many users, the animated Google logo can be a source of entertainment, but for others, it's a bother and a waste of time. If you find yourself part of the latter group, you might be glad to know that you can disable these animations with a quick settings adjustment in your Web browser. The Google doodles are JavaScript, and you can disable them by turning off JavaScript support in your browser. Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer all allow you to make this change.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer and click the Settings icon. This is located at the top-right corner of the window and it looks like a cog. Click "Internet Options."

Step 2

Select the Security tab in the Internet Options window and click "Custom Level."

Step 3

Select "Disable" or "Prompt" under "Enable Active Scripting." This will either block JavaScript altogether or ask you whether you wish to run a script when it is present.

Firefox

Step 1

Launch the Firefox browser and click the Firefox menu at the top-left corner of the window. Click "Options." If you don't see Options, click "Preferences."

Step 2

Select the Content tab and deselect "Enable JavaScript."

Step 3

Click "OK" to save your settings and Google will not bother you again.

Chrome

Step 1

Launch Chrome and click the wrench icon in the top-right corner of the window. Click "Options."

Step 2

Click "Under the Hood" from the left side of the page and click "Content Settings."

Step 3

Click "Do not allow any site to run JavaScript."

Tips & Warnings

  • Disabling JavaScript support can cause some sites to stop working properly. You may need to enable support temporarily if you run into issues.