We’ve shown you a browser add-on that brings Google’s trusty black bar back to the top of the window, but if you don’t want to (or can’t) install something on your system, just add “?noj=1” or “?noj=0” to the end of your Google URL, and it will appear.
If you prefer, you can just bookmark Google search with the operator at the end and you’ll never have to worry about it again. To clarify, these URLs should make Google appear with the old black bar:
That’s all there is to it. I tested it out, and it works like a charm — it even brings the old Google notification number box back at the top right side, as opposed to the bell with the floating icon over it. Of course, the next time you visit Google, if you’re not using the parameter, it goes back to normal.
If you can install an extension, we think that Proper Menubar is a better option to this, since there’s no telling how long this trick will work.
A Google Parameter Brings Back the Black Bar [Google Operating System]