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IDEA: block the "Solitaire" game in Google's search results

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Bruce Fraser:
The greatest productivity killer I know of is the Solitaire game which is built into Google Search.
I have looked for a way to stop me from playing it, to no avail. I suppose that means the greatest productivity killer is me. Call it whatever you want; I'm looking for help.
The obvious solution is to block Google Search altogether, and use Bing. But I'd rather not do that.
I use the excellent K9 Web Protection to block me from playing most games online.

I know zilch about programming, so don't know if what I'm requesting is even possible.
Thanks for considering it.

Curt:
Your request is puzzling me; I didn't even know you can have games in Google Search! How did you get it in the first place? Yes, I can search for "Solitaire" and read that it has been included by Google since 2016. But I have never seen it, and I don't know where or how to get it. Maybe you need to adjust your Google Settings? Or install a simple advert blocker? They come free by the dozens, so I cannot think you would need any one here to write it for you.

Stephen66515:
Your request is puzzling me; I didn't even know you can have games in Google Search! How did you get it in the first place? Yes, I can search for "Solitaire" and read that it has been included by Google since 2016. But I have never seen it, and I don't know where or how to get it. Maybe you need to adjust your Google Settings? Or install a simple advert blocker? They come free by the dozens, so I cannot think you would need any one here to write it for you.

-Curt (September 03, 2018, 04:26 PM)
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Yep...I'm with you on this...had no idea it existed until this thread.  I googled "Play solitaire on Google" and the game came up...that was the only way I could get it to show. 

Honestly...if it's that much of a time sink...the best idea would be to probably just not search for solitaire related search terms (I can't see that being an issue in most peoples daily lives).

wraith808:
You could add the urls to a block list from one of the many extensions that let you block time-wasting sites.

https://www.google.com/?ion=1&espv=2#q=solitaire&clb=clb

 https://www.google.com/?ion=1&espv=2#q=solitaire

But that won't block it totally, as you can just search for it.

It appears that the trigger is based on the following div:

<div class="mhPjTc">Click to Play</div>

You could block that div in your adblocker.

app103:
And don't forget to block this one, too: https://www.google.com/logos/fnbx/solitaire/standalone.html

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