Hide & Remove Blogger Navbar for FTP Publishers Only

I host this blog on the excellent free Blogger blog hosting service. If you look on top there is a Blogger Navbar on all blogspot blogs which allow post searches, quick BlogThis! blogging, navigation and flagging tools.

I had indicated caution in an earlier post to avoid violation of Blogger terms of service. But no clear guidelines were available. If it were acceptable, they would have an option on the blogger dashboard or Blogger Search would reveal many such ways.

Now Bloggers, if you read the latest official Blogger information about the Navbar, it clearly states that "The Navbar appears on all freely-hosted Blog*Spot blogs, but can be disabled for users publishing via FTP."
*Unless you publish your blog via FTP, the Navbar cannot be disabled.
* We've made every effort to make sure the Navbar doesn't interfere with custom template designs. However, some display problems may occur. Here are a few things to try if you are running into trouble:
• add style="margin-top:40px;" to the topmost element of your Template.
• make sure the closing "head" tag is present; it should go before the "body" tag.
I think that puts all speculation at rest. For free Blogger users, not publishing via FTP, you cannot disable the Navbar! Of course you can contact Blogger Help for more information. See more essential blogger tools.

Update : How to Hide and Remove the Blogger Navbar - details the code tweaks required.
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