Cheers were heard across the Internet earlier today when Google’s new SearchWiki search interface inexplicably vanished. Perhaps, just maybe, it was gone for good. Or at least when it returned it would have an opt out feature.
Nope. Neither. It’s back and it’s still impossible to get out of it short of logging out of Google entirely. Lovely comments like the one above now scar Google’s once pristine search results page.
Here’s how you can get rid of SearchWiki for good if you were unfortunate enough to accept it in the first place: use a Greasemonkey script created by Austrian developer Franz Enzenhofer and just click a button to turn it off. Instructions are here.
This should hold you over until Google adds an opt-out button.