How can I block the "Switch to Chrome" notification on Google's home page?

Google really, really wants you to make Chrome your default browser. Apparently, Google's opinion is that if you use its search engine, you should be using its browser, too, because the following notification appears every single time you visit Google's home page in a browser that isn't Chrome:


The annoying "Switch to Chrome" notification


Clicking "NO THANKS" won't save you. Google ignores whatever internal setting that selection should trigger, and goes right on asking you to switch to Chrome. One of the two methods below should help.


Method #1: Use AdBlock to block the "Switch to Chrome" notification on google.com, google.co.uk, google.fr, etc.

To keep the "Switch to Chrome" notification from appearing every time you visit google.com in a browser other than Chrome:

  1. Click the AdBlock button in the browser toolbar and select Options.
  2. On the CUSTOMIZE tab, click Edit.
  3. Paste the following text in the box, just as it appears here:
    ##.gb_fa, .gb_g
  4. Click Save.


Custom filters to block the annoying "Switch to Chrome" notification


Method #2: Turn off Windows 10 tips

Apparently Google caught on and the custom filter above may no longer work for you. We found another suggestion in a Google Search help forum post. Windows itself may be part of the problem by allowing Google to advertise for Chrome when you're using a different browser. Try turning off these "helpful" tips, like this:

  1. Press the Windows key + i or enter Settings in the search box in the Windows taskbar to open the Windows Settings app.
  2. Start typing "notifications" (without the quotation marks), and then select Notifications & actions settings.
  3. Scroll down to Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows and slide the switch to the "Off" position.


Turning off tips in Windows 10 settings



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Rhana is the author of this solution article.

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