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google - home page

possibly the wrong thread:-
With google home page:- How do I get back to the plain unadorned white background?. Somehow the page now has a mass of colours which I find disturbing.
I don't want to create a google account.
many thanks
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Re: google - home page

i think you have to wait until tomorrow
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Following an earlier interface tweak I didn't much care for, discovered this still works: http://www.google.co.uk/firefox
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Why what's happening tomorrow Jim?
Wonder how much extra traffic these background images are going to create? Quite why Google have felt the need to go all 'Bing' on us is beyond me. I had settled on dark Blue but after seeing Gabe's suggestion I think I'll use the Mozilla branded page instead.
http://www.google.co.uk/m works as an alternative too but it's less feature rich.

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Re: google - home page

I have a different, easier on the eye background now and have done nothing.
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Re: google - home page

This might help.. it's doing my noggin as well.
http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=all
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Re: google - home page

I just use the PN home page and use the google toolbar at the top.
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Quote from: Gabe
Following an earlier interface tweak I didn't much care for, discovered this still works: http://www.google.co.uk/firefox
Gabe

@Gabe  --- thanks
just noticed http://www.google.co.uk/firefox has pages from the UK radio button...always did like that, disappeared from Google a while ago
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Quote from: journeys
...just noticed http://www.google.co.uk/firefox has pages from the UK radio button...always did like that, disappeared from Google a while ago

It's still there, in the left panel, on the initial results page.
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Fortunately http://ipv6.google.com doesn't have an annoying background, yet.  Roll eyes
(I may like my IPv6 tunnel a little more than a man should like a machine  Grin)
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Re: google - home page

Added one of their background images this morning.
Just started Google and noticed - on the lower left - "Remove this background image" so I clicked on it and everything is back to normal.
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i believe the idea is to advertise that you can make it Bing-ish in igoogle, (having an account)
if they didnt show people, how would they market their products.
Very slick Smiley
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Re: google - home page

No very revolting.
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following from Google
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Design guru Marissa Mayer confirmed that Google was ending the experiment early due to what she called a "bug," which erased a link underneath the search bar on google.com that explained why Google's famously spartan home page had taken on a colorful look. Apparently many searchers on Google.com Thursday morning missed the company's blog post Wednesday night, and were confused and annoyed at the change, turning "remove google background" into the seventh-most-popular search on Google Thursday.
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