Google has removed the handy black top menu bar from it’s pages and replaced it with the dotted square icon that must be clicked to bring up a navigation menu. One more click doesn’t seem like a step forward to many of us as. Lots of people are complaining http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/XEVP_TfF5k4
Thankfully, there’s a Google Chrome extension called “Proper Menubar” that creates a black menu on top of the Google pages. Individual menu items can be turned off/on through the settings for that extension (Click 3 lines button on Chrome > Settings > Extention > Click Options (link) at the “Proper Menubar” item.
Get the extension here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/proper-menubar/egclcjdpndeoioimlbbbmdhcaopnedkp?hl=en
I had to change the font color to white after unchecking some of the menu items, because it seemed after doing so, I couldn’t read the menu item. That setting change is in the same place as where you select/de-select menu items, except you have to click on the “Design” tab on the left to get into the color customization area.