New Ridiculous Google Home Page - Hate It?

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  1. Edweirdo profile image82
    Edweirdoposted 10 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 image65
      pisean282311posted 10 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 image59
        Ign Andyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

        1. Edweirdo profile image82
          Edweirdoposted 10 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 image82
    Edweirdoposted 10 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 image92
    Polly Cposted 10 years ago

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

  4. Alison Graham profile image97
    Alison Grahamposted 10 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 image65
      pisean282311posted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

  5. cashmere profile image75
    cashmereposted 10 years ago

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

  6. Spacey Gracey profile image39
    Spacey Graceyposted 10 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 image59
    spornposted 10 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 10 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 image64
      Christeneposted 10 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 image85
    LeanManposted 10 years ago

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

  10. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

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

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image39
      Spacey Graceyposted 10 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 image69
        Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

        1. Spacey Gracey profile image39
          Spacey Graceyposted 10 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 10 years agoin reply to this

      As if you needed that!

      1. Misha profile image69
        Mishaposted 10 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 10 years agoin reply to this

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

  11. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 10 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 image75
    sunforgedposted 10 years ago

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

  13. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 10 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 image75
      sunforgedposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. Lisa HW profile image67
        Lisa HWposted 10 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 image71
    Greek Oneposted 10 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 image79
      Dobsonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

      Distracting

    2. thisisoli profile image75
      thisisoliposted 10 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 image75
    sunforgedposted 10 years ago

    it might be gone tomorrow

  16. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 10 years ago

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

  17. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 10 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 10 years ago

    Bring back pacman

  19. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 10 years ago

    now i like it:

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

    1. profile image60
      tommyjposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hah!

  20. Starfishfelix profile image60
    Starfishfelixposted 10 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 image66
    Richieb799posted 10 years ago

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

  22. Spacey Gracey profile image39
    Spacey Graceyposted 10 years ago

    Google UK has returned to it fresh white page normality.

 
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