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Google Background Image

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Marlin Guy, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Marlin Guy

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    What an idiotic idea!

    One of the things I thought was great about Google was their clean and fast plain background homepage.

    Now they seem to be adopting one of the things from Bing that immediately made me unwilling to give them a second look. :mad:

    STOP IT!
     
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    Workaround:
    Firefox > right click > page info > permissions > images > block
     
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    Google is getting ripped on their support forums. Here is the official response:

    - Paul (Google Employee)
    Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. As you noticed, Google's homepage has a series of photos on it to celebrate our new Change background image link. Please be assured these images will only be displayed today, and the homepage will return to its regular white background tomorrow.

    If you prefer to have a clean, simple look, you can change it to another color using our background image feature. All you need to do is sign in to your Google Account to change your background. To learn how to change the background image please visit this article in our Help Center: http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=180720

    If you'd like to change the page to a single color, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Add background image link in the Google homepage's lower-left corner
    2. Sign in to your Google Account (if you aren't already signed in)
    3. Select Editor's picks
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the list and choose your favorite color
    5. Click Select

    Keep in mind that, like all background images on the Google homepage, changing it to single color will also change Google's logo and other homepage text white. You can remove the background at any time, including tomorrow when our homepage returns to normal, by clicking the Remove background image link that appears in the bottom-left corner after you've set up a new background.

    We hope you enjoy this new and optional feature -- and the beautiful designs we're featuring today!
     

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