Using an ad blocker such as AdBlock for Chrome or Adblock Plus for Firefox, specify the following manual filters. In AdBlock in Chrome/OS X go to Chrome -> Window (menu) -> Extensions -> AdBlock: Options link -> Customize (web-based tab) -> click Edit next to Manually edit your filters -> Enter the following and click Save. In Firefox/OS X go to Tools -> Adblock Plus -> Filter preferences -> Custom filters -> Add filter:
IMG[id="hplogo"] http://google.com/logos/* https://google.com/logos/* http://www.google.com/logos/* https://www.google.com/logos/* http://www.google.com/images/srpr/* https://www.google.com/images/srpr/* https://www.google.com/images/branding/googlelogo/*This may not stop all Doodles, but for me it has blocked the majority of the them so far.
It makes a beautiful search page:
Or, you can use one of the following:
- http://www.google.com/firefox - note: as of 2013/09/13, there was no https version, and it showed a warning at the bottom when using Chrome, which is annoying, but it shouldn't happen if using Firefox: "You're not on the latest version of Firefox. Upgrade today to get the best of the Web".
2015-12-20 - If you're having trouble with sites like forbes.com blocking ad blockers, try the anti-adblocker blocker.