Google to remove background images

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Wizerzak, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    I don't know about everyone else but personally I loved being able to have a custom image behind the Google logo and just today I received a notification on my homepage telling me they are removing this feature on November 16th. I've already seen a lot of people express their anger on the internet but not much action seems to have been taken.

    However I did find a petition that has a few signatures so I thought the temp would be able to help boost that number! :D

    Here's a link to the petition, please sign to show your support!
     
  2. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    that is stupid :( i like my custom background, why remove it?
     
  3. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    I didn't notice when mine was removed. And when I did(I don't use google search page because of omnibox), there was no longer an option to add a background.
     
  4. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Don't worry, there's always Bing...
     
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  5. Crystal the Glaceon

    Crystal the Glaceon GBATemp's Wolfdog™ The saint of all the sinners

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    I'd rather click random links than use Bing.

    I loved the backgrounds! I don't think I know a single person who didn't love them!
     
  6. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    I wasn't even aware this was possible.
     
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  7. Shuny

    Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    Just use a Greasemonkey script or a Stylish CSS. ;)
     
  8. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    Signed petition. Seems pointless to remove such a small feature that many people enjoy.
     
  9. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    I really like my google design at the moment :'(
     
  10. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    I guess I can only have a pornographic desktop now... :(
     
  11. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    Never mess with mine...
     
  12. Quietlyawesome94

    Quietlyawesome94 GBAtemp Maniac

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    This would happen after I only customized mine a few weeks ago. :/
     
  13. DaggerV

    DaggerV Archmagi of the Emerald Moon

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    Why is google taking away a lot of features now? I loved my google home page set as igoogle.
     
  14. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    This, and I really don't see the point in being upset over its removal either...does it really even matter?
     
  15. DinohScene

    DinohScene DinohScene <З MartyDreamy

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    I rarely use the google homepage tbh.
    I got google search in Speeddial and in the top right corner of Opera.
     
  16. Icealote

    Icealote My Winter...

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    This makes me sad as. It suggests that I use Chrome as it does the same?
     
  17. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

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    You can change the background?
     
  18. Flame

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    who has time to change they background. this feature feels pointless.
     
  19. unz

    unz Chaotic Neutral

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    The custom search page background images are being removed because Google is closing down the iGoogle service.

    www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGoogle#Decommission

    Time to get a new homepage.