Fixing Flickr (Removing the New Navigation Bar)

Hot on the heels of Flickr's new redesign, and giving its users up to 1TB of free storage, is a real fumble, in my opinion: a Google-esque navigation bar.

I was greeted today on logging into Flickr with an incredibly inane navigation bar above the rest of the Flickr navigation header:

I'm not sure what I'm more offended by, that the navigation bar is there, or that it is so incredibly ugly. It's just poorly styled and implemented (if they had at least matched the color of the nav bar already there, it wouldn't be so bad). Seriously, look at that screenshot.

So here is a quick fix for those of you running Chrome (and Firefox, too, but I'm not sure where user styles are kept in Firefox).

Find your "User StyleSheets" folder. On Win7, this is located at:

C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets
In that folder there should be a Custom.css file. Open that file in a text editor.

Add these lines to the file: #eyebrow { display: none; } #global-nav { top: 0px !important; }

If needed, refresh Flickr. The nasty nav bar should now be gone...

Man, if only there was some way to keep this thing from showing up for other users. It's almost embarrassing to send someone to your Flickr page the way it is now.


  1. Brilliant! For Firefox users, here's another good tutorial to help find (or create) your custom CSS:

    Just stepped through this, pasted your CSS above in, saved, restarted, and it's gone.

    Thanks Pat!

    1. Oh good, thanks for linking that! The CSS is pretty standard fare, so should work for anyone that can modify client-side css.

  2. thank you david!

    @rick, in linux the path is:

    in your home dir, first you need to see hidden files: ctrl+h than:
    /config/chromium/default you will see the dir: user stylesheets