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Google Homepage Backgrounds

1. crisderaud4 June 2010, 15:57 GMT +02:00

Google is installing a button in the lower left hand corner of their classic home page where you can load your own background.

Here I put in a recent photo of the International Space Station
http://screencast.com/t/MTc4N2Q0OTU

This is another place our photos can be used as Google makes this option available around the world over the next two weeks.

2. micromoth5 June 2010, 8:58 GMT +02:00

I wonder if this might be worth mentioning on the RGB homepage as a "Did You Know" news item? We could even, perhaps, give links to a few of the best RGB stock images as suggested examples that individuals might like to try.

3. decar665 June 2010, 22:36 GMT +02:00

Lower left-hand corner? Not yet available in Spain... snif :(

4. fishmonk6 June 2010, 0:00 GMT +02:00

Nor in UK - I couldn't find it...

5. crisderaud6 June 2010, 2:36 GMT +02:00

You have to be signed in to your Google account or it is not available. If you sign out of your Google account while your custom background is showing then the page reverts to the default automatically and the option is not available.

6. decar666 June 2010, 19:17 GMT +02:00

Cris... I notice you placed bookmark icons next to the Home icon, at the same level. May I ask you how you did it?

7. crisderaud6 June 2010, 20:20 GMT +02:00

That is the Google Shortcuts add-on which is a really handy one. It's fully customizable too.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3576/

8. decar6610 June 2010, 10:40 GMT +02:00

Available in Spain as per today

9. saavem10 June 2010, 13:47 GMT +02:00

Only in windows, but not in Linux

10. crisderaud11 June 2010, 20:21 GMT +02:00

Now, it is gone altogether.

Google changed the look of its homepage yesterday. It put up background images to highlight its customization tools. Visitors unleashed a storm of complaints. Within hours, Google reversed the change. Users are now greeted with the standard white page. Wallpaper is a great way to personalize your computer

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9177947/Google_s_new_Bing_like_look_disappears

...but my Space Station image is still there!!!

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