One of Google‘s plethora of useful tools that are making it as extensions to Firefox is Google Notebook. It’s exceptionally useful though it does come with a pointless “Open Notebook” text next to the icon in the status bar. It’s not needed so it has to go. Also if your status bar was a mess like mine you will need the Organise Status Bar extension.
This is written from a Windows perspective so you might need to change some points in your religion of choice:
- Close Firefox.
- In your Profile, go into extensions\firstname.lastname@example.org\chrome\chromeFiles\locale\<your locale> back up the two files that are there (google-gnotes.dtd and the google-gnotes.properties).
- Open them in the editor of your choice (notepad works fine).
- On the lines that say openNotebook make sure that there are nothing in the quotes or after the equals sign.
- Then remove the key in the gnotes.accessKey. If you leave it in you get a solitary letter next to the icon.
It’s not quite perfect as you have a small space to the right of the icon, but at least there is no ugly text. Hopefully for future versions this hack will not be needed. I might look into this at a later date, but for now it suits me fine.