How do I remove the Twitter Election Toolbar?

I really have no interest in U.S. elections but every time I go to Twitter it insists on showing me a toolbar offering me latest updates on Election2008. I’ve tried clicking the “Close” button but the next time I visit the website it comes back again. How can I remove this permanently>?


You’re right, clicking on the Close button only removed the bar for that current session. There is a way you can hide the tab, but you can only do this if you’re using Firefox and the AdBlock Plus plugin. AdBlock Plus is one of my favourite Firefox plugins. It hides ads, banners and all sorts of annoying things from your browsing experience. If you don’t use it I seriously recommend it. Anyway, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Selected Tools and click AdBlock Plus
  2. Click on Add filter and paste in the following code snippet:
  3. twitter.com#H1(class=elections-promotion)

  4. Click OK

And there you have it. If you don’t have AdBlock, you’ll need to get it, but you won’t regret it one bit. Advertisements have become just like luggage when traveling. You may need them sometimes, but most of the time you can get around quicker without them. If you don’t use it yet, try it out; your browsing experience will change forever.

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