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.
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!