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January 8, 2007

Google Personalized Homepage, Blue Edition

This BeautyBlue style adds rounded corners and a blue background to Google Personalized Homepage. It also changes the font to Georgia and increases the text size.

Unfortunately, the author restricted the scope to google.de, so I fixed this to work for any Google domain and removed some minor bugs. The updated script is available here and requires Greasemonkey for Firefox or Opera.


17 comments:

  1. Works fine for me, except during dragging around an item in a tab, it become full window width.

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  2. How about making the color selectable. Blue is the WORT POSSIBLE color for the same reason the sky is blue - blue light bends more than other colors and results in eye strain.

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  3. I want a new color too, but I'll bet it wasn't made color-selectable because the round corners are actually images with that color, rather than transparent.

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  4. good,I like it

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  5. I must be doing something wrong. I installed greasmonkey ext. and the "updated script" and see no change.

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  6. Had to change the "Included pages" from "http://www.google.*/ig" to "http://www.google.*/ig*" (same with the https version) -- now it works perfectly. Thanks!

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  7. This Google gadget is better that that: http://googlemodules.com/module/184


    This is how it look's my ig: http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/4980/pantallazokq1.png

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  8. Now it should work just fine. No rounded corners in Opera, though.

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  9. You know, Google should really implement a color selector for the personalized homepage. I've been using my own custom CSS with the Web Developer toolbar extension for Firefox. I don't see any reason google couldn't do somewhat the same thing. It would open up some possibilities for making a "Css for google generator". Just a simple "add custom style" button in the add stuff interface.

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  10. I've always found funny that this thing is called "personalized homepage", when there aren't options to customize colors, fonts, number of columns. Some of these could be changed using gadgets or Greasemonkey scripts, but it would be nice to have some "options" from Google.

    Actually, I can't think of a single Google service that lets you customize these things.

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  11. "but it would be nice to have some "options" from Google."
    I agree, it IS meant to be our own little page.

    This gagdet lets you add custom CSS to a page http://www.google.com/ig/directory?url=http://loic.herve.mail.googlepages.com/lh_modCustomGoogle.xml&synd=
    Not actually tried it yet due to not having much time (or actually getting around to doing it in my free-time!)
    The style used by the creator of the gadget is not to my taste, if it is actually working right.

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  12. That design sucks, and i think he couldn't find a uglier font to apply. And yes, it would be nice if Google give us the chance to really personalize our page.

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  13. This Google gadget is better than this and having more feature: http://www.google.com/ig/directory?url=http://shirish007.googlepages.com/spice.xml

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  14. I really don't care for the Blue Edition. How to I go back to my original Google Home Page????

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  15. Gee!!! Thanks for the prompt and thorough explanations!!! bb

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  16. So you need to wait four days to get an answer to a such a simple question.

    This is a Greasemonkey script. You remove it like you remove any other Greasemonkey script: right-click on the small monkey icon at the bottom of the window, select "Manage user scripts", and uninstall the script. You can also uninstall Greasemonkey if you don't need it.

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  17. How to customize google homepage with Our own Picturessssss?

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