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How to Remove the Google Background Image

Today Google have changed their homepage to show off their new photographic wallpapers (copied from Bing).

Now I’m as much of a Google fan as most web designers are (ie I like them and use all their products) but I don’t like these images.

Google Homepage Background Image

Thankfully Google realised people might not want the backgrounds and included a (slightly complicated) way to remove the background image. Apparently the images are only ‘compulsory’ today but if you are impatient here’s how to remove them now.

  • Click “Add background image” link in the bottom left of the Google homepage
  • Sign in (if you aren’t already… and I guess most people are)
  • Select “Editor’s picks”
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the list and choose your favourite colour
  • Click “Select”
  • Et voila!

It’s funny, I never thought Google would be so inspired by Microsoft (Bing) – I thought it was MS who were meant to be playing catch up!



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Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who also likes to build websites, and develop games. He also buys way too much Lego.

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