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Does anyone like the new Google bground image?

By jfuller05 ·
I don't! :)

The reason I liked Google, to begin with, was the sleek and simple look to it. Google added the "neat" search helper on the left side of the search results page, which I don't like, and now there is a default background image that can't be taken off? Why is Google imitating Bing? To me, the simple looking Google is much better.

I read that this is just a 24 hour thing that Google is doing to show users that you'll be able to add a background image to Google in the future, but I think it will be a permanent thing.

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well

by Quentaylor In reply to Does anyone like the new ...

I think it's pretty cool. Yes, I was drawn to Google because of simplicity, but I am also an aspiring photographer and like to see my work on the Google home screen. :)

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In that case

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Does anyone like the new ...

upload a plain white picture...

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LOL no text.

by jfuller05 In reply to In that case
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I don't either

by Kenone In reply to Does anyone like the new ...

When I'm doing a search I'm interested in what I'm searching for, period. I'm not looking to be distracted by "Art","News","ads" or anything else. It also slows the page display.

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That's the way I feel too.

by jfuller05 In reply to I don't either

I'm only interested in the search.

I could care less about art, news, etc. when I'm searching a topic.

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Hate it

by Slayer_ In reply to Does anyone like the new ...

Though it doesn't work under IE6, so we should all migrate back :).

I hated the fading in of the menus, this is apparently uber confusing to the computer illiterate and totally unnecessary, now the background makes the text super hard to read as well. If they make this permanent, I am officially switching from Google. I don't look forward to explaining to my parents over and over why they can't change the image without making a gmail account and signing their life over to Google. And I don't want to listen to them bitching about how long the page takes to load and how come they can't read the text because of it.

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I thought about that too.

by jfuller05 In reply to Hate it

I don't look forward to explaining those things either.

<b>Hopefully</b>, Google won't make this permanent.

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To what?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Hate it

"I am officially switching from Google."

To what?

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Bing?

by jfuller05 In reply to To what?

Although, Bing is <b>much</b> worse when it comes to clutter.

I don't know of a better search engine, right now, than Google.

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That's my opinion too,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Bing?

and I'm willing to put up with the backgrounds to use it. I did prefer the Pacman anniversary logo :-)

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