extension ExtPose

Hide Google Drive features

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Disables various functions of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Sites. Useful in classrooms.

Image from store Hide Google Drive features
Description from store The purpose of this app is to allow managed students the ability to use the Google Suite Office Productivity tools while providing protection from possibly objectionable internet data content. This app offers this protection by providing a set of options that would allow limiting the following: internet image searches and insertions, access to internet research text, and internet video searches and insertions. Additional options include: not allowing sharing, blocking insertion of comments, blocking form submissions and blocking feeds within Google Sheets. Administrators may choose to either use the app with a config file to control what is blocked, or install the app with no config file - and all options will then be set to ‘blocked’. If using the config file, (see code at the bottom to be added to the extension policy) administrators will select ‘true’ for all options where blocking is desired. Anything not set to ‘true’ will default to ‘false’ (or ‘no blocking’). Below is the list of discrete functions that may be blocked. There are 11 items that this extension blocks disableImageWebSearch - Hide image web search disableImageAddByURL - Prevent inserting images by URL (Requires disableImageWebSearch to be active) disableVideoWebSearch - Hide video web search disableExplore - Hide the explore/research pane disableSharing - Hide sharing functions disableLinks - Prevent creating links disableDictionary - Prevent dictionary from being used disableComments - Prevent comments from being created and viewed disableFormsPublishing - Prevent forms from being published/sent disableGames - Hide playable games from Google Search results disableSheetsExternalRequests - Disables functions IMPORTDATA, IMPORTFEED, IMPORTHTML, IMPORTRANGE, IMPORTXML in Sheets Config File Installation: Below is the JSON code to insert in the APP policy for extensions (must set value to true for those blocking options that are desired): { "disableImageWebSearch": { "Value": true }, "disableImageAddbyURL": { "Value": true }, "disableVideoWebSearch": { "Value": true }, "disableExplore": { "Value": true }, "disableSharing": { "Value": false }, "disableLinks": { "Value": true }, "disableDictionary": { "Value": false }, "disableComments": { "Value": true }, "disableFormsPublishing": { "Value": false }, "disableGames": { "Value": true }, "disableSheetsExternalRequests": { "Value": false } } Feel free to email [email protected] for support This was developed by Matúš Koprda of https://blade.sk for Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-12-06) Fidget: Hid the explore button like I wanted. Also disabled comment functionality. *sigh*
  • (2022-04-10) P Marchie: This is the best extension for hiding the annoying Explore button on Google Drive - Google are too lazy to remove it or give the option to hide it, so this extension is a god send.
  • (2021-04-23) Chicken GJ: I'm fully lost. I installed this extension and, upon opening a document, nothing seems to be hidden. I don't know if this was meant for an earlier version of Google Docs but I can't seem to hide anything with it. There aren't any usable instructions or anything.


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3.5 (4 votes)
Last update / version
2020-05-28 / 1.1.6
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