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    New Google Homepage

    I'm not really sure where to put this, but what do other people think of the new Google home page?

    Personally I think it's Google trying to dress up like Bing and I don't like it. One of the things that I like about Google is its simple home page. Not cluttered like Yahoo or with random backgrounds like Bing.

    On a Side note dose anyone know how to get the "classic" look back? I saw I could change the background to white so I did that but the text (Google logo and advanced search and so on) is all in white too still so thats not great.
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    Certainly very pretty... but I like plain google... i'll use blackle from now on, that's supposed to be good for the environment.

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    I liked google BECAUSE it was clean and free from junk, oh well, time to find another.

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    Does it really matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    Certainly very pretty... but I like plain google... i'll use blackle from now on, that's supposed to be good for the environment.
    Its only any good for the environment if you use it on CRT screens. Black takes more energy to reproduce on an LCD screen than white.

    Also, what new google home page? Looks the same as it has for ages here... Or do you mean the white-ish text stuff? I'm pretty sure that's going to just be a short-term thing, much like their google doodles...

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    Don't often see the home page usually just search. Perhaps I'm missing something

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    Ugh! What have they done? Can't say I'm a fan at all...
    ...Now I'm really glad I have a custom (local) homepage that will bypass that when I search and take me directly to the results page!

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    I just saw a link in the bottom left corner that I could swear wasn't there before that says "Remove background Image" but maybe I overlooked it because it would have been white text on white background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0M View Post
    I just saw a link in the bottom left corner that I could swear wasn't there before that says "Remove background Image" but maybe I overlooked it because it would have been white text on white background.
    you can change the background to what ever you like, but only if you have a google account, so you must have logged in as then you get the remove background option

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    Personally I like the new Homepage, Ive got a lovely green national trust forest background, very calming!

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    Last edited by danrhodes; 10th June 2010 at 08:31 AM.

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    interestingly, if you go to google.com - there is no background - but a link to change it is there...

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    Ok found it!
    Go to "Change Background Image* - Editor Picks - scroll to the bottom - choose "white"

    *Bottom Left corner - its not very visible but its there (try CTRL-A to select the entire page)

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    Does this mean the google doodler is out of a job! I know the conservatives are cutting back but who would of thought they would be this far reaching

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    I use iGoogle anyway so my homepage is full of junk (but the good junk that I use!)

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    Ahhh the "good Junk" I have loads of that stuff at home! ;-)

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