How to Get Your Custom Google Background Back

For awhile, Google allowed users to use custom backgrounds on the google.com page. That was important to a lot of users- especially those who like customization. Google is widely used as a homepage in browsers, so it's often the first thing a user sees when he or she opens the browser.

Last year, though, Google nixed that option, taking everyone back to the all-white version of Google.

Enter Google Custom Background. a Chrome extension which does what it says on the tin. Download the extension from the Chrome Web Store, and the options page will automatically open.

You'll see that there are a few more options here than just changing your background. You can hide elements of the page, like the footer and the logo, and, of course, you can change the background.

You can upload your own wallpaper, or use an image URL from the web, or find a background from 500px. You can even rotate multiple images periodically.

That's it. A simple app to fix a stubborn problem. The only downside? Since this is a browser extension, it wont' work across different devices (unless, of course, you install the extension on multiple devices). Head on over to the Chrome Web Store to download.

Custom Google Background

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