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tropolite
Occasional Contributor

Hi
Just about had enough of the Google text overlay (when you highlight text the little overlay pops up so you can search in Google,  Highlight the text or highlight and add a stickynote to the text. Firstly I don't use Google to search, if there is a way of changing just this I would be happy, but ultimately I wish to turn that overlay off or adjust where it pops up.

Anyone know how to disable this obtrusive overlay or at least edit it with showing Bing as the search engine?

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Solution

@tropolite 

 

That must be an extension you've installed, as it's not a standard function. Possibly this one?

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/diigo-web-collector-captu/pnhplgjpclknigjpccbcnmicgcieojbh

Hi,
I've never seen such overlay, not in Edge insider at least.

try this,
go to the edge://extensions/
(Edge extensions page)

and disable all of your extensions temporarily then restart your browser see if it disappears.
if it does then try turning back your extensions on, one by one, until you find it culprit.
hope that helps

Yeah I don't have that issue either. Never had. Could be one of your third party extensions or another issue.

@Bruce Roberts 

Thanks Bruce... should've thought of that myself. Amazing what the flu does to your think machine.

It was definitely the Diigo extension. 

 

(Swear though it was on my Surface also but I don't have Diigo extension installed on that. I need a whisky)