How do I set a custom background for Google?
Just saw a friend who had a Google home page that looks like Bing, with a big photo as the background instead of the boring, boring plain white background. How do I do that too and change the Google background?
This one is pretty easy, actually, though I don't really know why Google has succumbed to doing something that's such an obvious rip-off of a competitor. I mean, does Google do this in other areas? Not that I can think of, but with its search page, the core of its entire business, now we have a Bing-like clone!
Yeah, I'm guessing you don't really care.
Instead, you just want to know how to make this tweak, right?
I thought so!
Okay, so here's how ya do it. Go to the Google home page and wiggle your cursor around until all the text and options show up:
See on the bottom left corner where it ingeniously says "Change background image"? Click on it...
As you can see, there are a ton of different images, including those you can grab from your own computer, those from your Picasa album (Picasa is Google's photo album management system), or even from a large set of photos that are already available.
Click on one and next time you're at the Google home page, well, check it out:
Pretty darn nice, actually. Take that, Bing!
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