We’ve looked at Google’s new Instant Preview feature (and showed you how to access it with the keyboard), but if you don’t like the previews popping up all the time, you can ensure they stay hidden with these AdBlock filters.
Google’s Instant Previews are cool in theory, but I found that their constant popping up just gets in the way of me reading my search results. While you can click on them to turn them off, clicking anywhere in the search results area just turns them back on again, which is annoying, and Google has provided no way to turn them off the feature entirely. Thankfully, reader kettlewhistle tipped us off on how to disable it. Just open up your favorite AdBlocker’s preferences, and add the following filters:
Voilà! After applying these filters, the magnifying glass, blue box, and preview window should go away completely.