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Last night, Google decided to temporarily abandon the principles behind its famously spartan homepage in favor of something a little different: a background image, which has been a design element present on rival search engine Bing since it launched. Users predictably went nuts as their clean, bare homepages suddenly featured flowerly hippo things and other colorful photographs. Countless tweets have complained about the images, and our story last night racked up over 200 comments. “Remove google background†is currently the fifth highest trending topic on Google.
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Your link is dead man.
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Good. I hated it.
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If I could use my own image... Bring it back.
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I dont think adding an image to the front page would get people that have migrated to Bing to switch back, but it would however, get people who like google to switch to something else. Seemed like a poor plan all around.
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Ummm...people, below the searchbar click "add my own image" and do it, i have it as a picture of earth from space.

Edited by DaMirrorLink - 6/10/10 at 12:30pm
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If I could use my own image... Bring it back.
You've been able to do that, but now you wont be forced some random image, I assume.
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Your link is dead man.
Works fine here, maybe your ISP is dead?
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I fail to understand this whole thing. Google never forced any images on me, and I get choose the background image. Where is all this google choosing the image and not being able to change/remove it stuff coming from?
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You've been able to do that, but now you wont be forced some random image, I assume.
OK then let me change that statement.

GIVE IT TO OPERA!!!!!!!!!!
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