New Ridiculous Google Home Page - Hate It?

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  1. Edweirdo profile image85
    Edweirdoposted 8 years ago

    Was about to log off for the night, then noticed the stupid new Google homepage background image

    WTF ?!?!?!?

    Do you hate it, too?

    Let the Big G know what you think - http://productideas.appspot.com/#16/e=127061

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i opened google..it doesnot show any background image..ya but it does give me option to change back ground image with option of adding image..

      1. Ign Andy profile image57
        Ign Andyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't find any background image either. Probably both of us use different gogle smile

        1. Edweirdo profile image85
          Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Might be region specific?

          Or do you use iGoogle?

          If you go to Google without being logged into your Google account, you will be greeted with a garish photo background instead of the traditional plain interface...

          Very distracting

  2. Edweirdo profile image85
    Edweirdoposted 8 years ago

    Is it Google, or is it Bing?

    I expect a s&*t-storm in the media come morning!

    Imagine all the workplace broo-haha when folks show up for work and find this nonsense lol

  3. Polly C profile image94
    Polly Cposted 8 years ago

    Is it a bit disorientating. I had to blink to find the search box!!

  4. Alison Graham profile image95
    Alison Grahamposted 8 years ago

    Do you think that they chose something so daft for a business machine that the intention is to make everyone not accept it as their default, but go and change the background to something more acceptable?  If so, maybe clever marketing, but as you say, there will be a hoo ha about it today Edweirdo!

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes it is giving option to change...but for that one needs to login..

  5. cashmere profile image83
    cashmereposted 8 years ago

    I dont see anything, maybe because I have a custom theme running

  6. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Alison - I think they are trying it temporarily to drive people to create an account. If you click on 'curious about today's homepage' it actually doesn't tell you anything about the homepage, its just driving you to sign up.

    I thinks its a terrible idea, but I'm not a marketing expert and they are so I should reserve judgement. But pretty sure Bing will be seeing a nice upswing today.

  7. sporn profile image60
    spornposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm... i think someone is getting worried about bing. imitation is the highest form of flattery!

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    My Google home page has a background, I use Google.ca

    I notice you can change it if you don't like it. It's too bad one of the choices is no background.

    1. Christene profile image69
      Christeneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      One of the choices is no background.

      Go to Editor's Picks, scroll down and select "white".

  9. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 8 years ago

    Nothing new here... .com still the same ole blank screen, not logged in or anything... same .ae

  10. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I guess I am up for a traffic spike on my google homepage hub lol

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
      Spacey Graceyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dammit - I should've been quicker to write a hub titled 'what the f*ck happened to my Google homepage?' smile

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You still can - people will be asking this question for a while LOL

        1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
          Spacey Graceyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          OK Misha - since it was my 101st hub, just for fun I did one. Its not great as it was a bit of a rush, but it was fun to write.

    2. profile image60
      tommyjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      As if you needed that!

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sure I need it. Who doesn't?

        LOL and BTW I am getting it, like at least three times since yesterday lol

        1. profile image60
          tommyjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That's great Misha! Holy cow you must be raking it in.

  11. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    When I first started using the PC this morning (and got Google's page) I saw a really nice background design that looked a lot like the kind of artwork my daughter does.  I thought she changed the background on my Google page.  (I thought she kind had a "nerve" but liked it.)  I've since seen what's going on with it - and the other backgrounds are kind of awful.  I need to go get rid of it, if possible.  Haven't taken to time to learn more about what's happening yet.  hmm

    (Went to try to get rid of it, and all I can see is how to get it back to the decent-enough thing I thought was my daughter put on there.)  Does anyone know how to get the plain, old, white background?)

  12. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    i cant even remember the last time i went to google.com - thats what toolbars are for

  13. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I just went and created a giant, white, "picture" in the paint program and selected that.  The only thing is I now have white letters where the letters used to be blue (on the home page).  Oh well, better that than having to look a giant picture I hate.    hmm

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      but why do you go to google.com? thats an extra step

      1. Lisa HW profile image66
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I've always kept that there because I like the simplicity of it's all-white page.   I know what you're saying  lol, but I need that "start page".  It's just kind of "psychologically nice"  lol to "start clean" after having whatever else going on on the screen.   Besides, I hate typing into some of the smaller search boxes.

        (I thought I solved the problem of needing that white page to search from by making my own white background, but then when I went back - the new artwork background is BACK!!   mad  )

  14. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    This is what mine looks like.  I thought iw was New Years Eve so I started to drink...

    http://www.walyou.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Koons-Screenshot.jpg

    1. Dobson profile image78
      Dobsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I had something differrent at home than at work. This is my work choice.

      Distracting

    2. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mine looks the same, wish there was a way to disable this.

      Google's search engine became popular because it was fast, simple and effective, this should be an option, not flung on us with no option to turn it off.

  15. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    it might be gone tomorrow

  16. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I haven't used google.com in forever.  Tool bars are my friend.

  17. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    it could just be a membership drive for the day (like most google home page designs)

  18. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Bring back pacman

  19. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    now i like it:

    http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m137/sunforged/sunforgedgoogle.png

    1. profile image60
      tommyjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hah!

  20. Starfishfelix profile image77
    Starfishfelixposted 8 years ago

    Doesn't really bother me - functionality is the same.  Just changed mine to a solid blue background.  As long as I can still get from point A to point B, I'm happy.

  21. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    I quite liked it, I thought white was too plain before, but thats my personal opinion

  22. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Google UK has returned to it fresh white page normality.

 
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