Google Images Removes "Remove This Frame" Option?

Dec 3, 2007 • 7:24 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

I just reported about a Google Image update but it seems with that update, Google has removed a very important feature. Typically, if you click on an image in Google images, it will open that image in a framed window. Part of that framed window will contain a Google Search box at the top and the page the image came from in the bottom half.

What is now missing is the "Remove This Frame" link from Google Image search.

You can of course click on the "Below is the image in its original context on the page: URL here" option to take you directly to the image source. But the "remove this frame" link has been removed.

A WebmasterWorld is discussing this now and some are mentioning that Google is currently testing out new layout options for this feature. For me, I currently don't see the "remove this frame" text anywhere. However, some say it was "renamed and moved to the other side of the screen." Time will tell.

Forum discusison at WebmasterWorld.

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12/03/2007 10:52 pm

"Everthing" is gone for me, links go straight to the actual picture. No thumb, no frame, no nothing. Just the image on its original location.


01/30/2008 02:38 pm

I sure wish they would remove the Google Images frame that appears when selecting an image. I think its just bad UI. They don't it with text searches.

Angel Mass

05/31/2008 06:37 pm

How come there is not option at all to disable the frame for the search results? It is always annoying to see it and I always close it. Because of that I prefer a site like for my imagen search!


02/10/2009 12:53 am

This image frame removal fiasco is getting on my nerves. I can not move the frame up and away in image search, all it gives me is remove frame option. I have to wait for Google to reload the f,n page every time now. Ahhhhhh


02/10/2009 01:30 am

I only have half a browser when image is framed by Google but that was not a problem before. I used to be able to move the frame up and away but now all I get is this "remove frame" option which reloads the whole web site again. In my opinion Google is stacking the chips in their favor with hyped up searches and the browser servers have to take the hit. I am moving to yahoo to get my "move frame" up and away option.


12/08/2009 06:39 pm

its happened to mine too! its driving me crazy!


12/09/2009 01:20 am

Gaaah, I also have that problem. I'm looking for images to use in my powerpoint and when I click on the image the frame to englarge JUST that pictures is gone. I'm on the website and it's seriously wasting my time and patience!!!!!! =(((


12/11/2009 02:42 pm

I really miss this frame. Now it open the page, fine, but you have to scroll endlessy to find your image. Bing for the image search from now.

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