There is a new bar above the "status bar" with Ubuntu/Community/Development/Ask.
This is new and I feel it is taking up valuable screen space, since I do not plan on regularly using the new links.

I have used Ad Blocker to remove it but that seems overkill. Is there an option to change this, or hide it so the status bar is on top like the other Stackexchange sites?


2 Answers 2


I don't think it's possible, looks like they modified the site layout. But you can send a feedback saying that you'd like to a button to activate and deactivate the top bar.

  • 2
    Yes, I did think that as the very bright orange header did startled me this morning, I doubt my voice would make a difference. But thank you for confirming the site change, although its odd that they would depart from the rest of the Stack web sites in such a major way. I think I will pull out my Tamper Monkey ;)
    – Meer Borg
    Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 22:27
  • 4
    @MeerBorg It matches the identity and branding of ubuntu.com Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 23:34
  • 1
    Perhaps a ^ on the Right to hide this bar may be an idea to consider in the future, with an open link to show it again
    – Simon
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 10:14
  • @MeerBorg You don't have to think about it as something bad, if look from another perspective, this header will attract new user to our community, because everyone that is using a service related with Ubuntu will see that header and a cool thing on it labeled Ask!
    – Zignd
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 10:36

There's no option, but you can instruct your browser to do it. Install the Stylish extension (Chrome, Firefox). In Firefox, you can use this code:

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);
@-moz-document domain("askubuntu.com") {
    div#custom-header {
        display:none !important;

In Chrome, enter the following code, and specify that it applies to “URLs on the domain” askubuntu.com.

div#custom-header {
    display:none !important;

Everything you ever wanted to know about custom CSS

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .