How to Remove Google Toolbar From Windows Internet Explorer

By G.K. Bayne

The Google toolbar can be handy in Windows Internet Explorer, but if you have a favorite toolbar installed also, you may want to remove the Google toolbar if you don't use it often. Removing the Google toolbar from Internet Explorer is a simple task that can be accomplished in a short amount of time. Once removed, you will have more display space in the Internet Explorer browser window.

Step 1

Open Windows Internet Explorer on your computer. You do not need to be online to do so.

Step 2

Click on "View" on the text menu at the top of the screen.

Step 3

Click on "Toolbars" and then click on the "Lock the toolbars" option if it is checked.

Step 4

Click on "Toolbars" a second time and click on "Google Toolbar." This will remove the check mark next to the Google toolbar.

Step 5

Click on "Toolbars" and click the option to lock the toolbars.

Step 6

Close Windows Internet Explorer. When you reopen the browser, Google toolbar will no longer be displayed on the screen.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can use the Toolbar options to remove any installed toolbar or to customize the existing icon toolbar.
  • Clicking on the view menu in Internet Explorer will present you with a number of options to change font size, source code of web documents and the ability to make the browser full screen.
  • You do not need to remove the Google toolbar from Windows Internet Explorer if you plan to upgrade the toolbar software. The upgraded version will install over the old version with no problems.
  • Before you remove the Google toolbar, be sure to save any RSS feeds, bookmarks or other favorites in the toolbar of your choice or in Internet Explorer.