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September 17, 2009

Replace Google's Logo with a Doodle

If you like one of the many doodles used by Google to commemorate holidays and events, why not personalize Google's homepage and replace the standard logo with your favorite doodle? A Greasemonkey script created by the Google employee Tiffany Lane will help you pick a doodle from this page and make it sticky.

"By default the script will override your favorite doodle on holidays or any days with a special doodle (personally, I never want to miss a new doodle on the Google homepage). After the holiday is over, your favorite doodle will be back. However, you can change this preference so that your favorite is always shown," mentions the author.

Unfortunately, the script is quite complex and it only works in Firefox, assuming you've installed the Greasemonkey extension.


For iGoogle users, there's a gadget that lets you pick "one of the past Google holiday logos to sit atop your page, or have it cycle through them randomly".

{ via Search Engine Land }

13 comments:

  1. There is another gm script which replaces Google's default logo with a slideshow of other logos.

    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/42881
    http://blog.arpitnext.com/2009/08/google-logo-slide-show-a-cool-greasemonkey-script-for-google-homepage.html

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  2. I'd like a way to replace the Google logo on iGoogle whenever there is a special doodle on the google homepage. I sometimes don't see the google's new doodles because I only go to iGoogle.

    Anyone know of a way?

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  3. I know, logo is VERY important thing to take care all the time, but isn't better to take care of other issues? Like searching by date in Picasa. Why such searching does not work properly if Google is a King of Searching?

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  4. what would be REALLY cool is if you could select a collection of your favorite Google logos on the site, and then each time you visit google.com, the script chooses a random logo from the favorite collection you created!

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  5. I'm curious: what's the doodle in your post? Braille, perhaps?

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  6. Yes, it's the Braille doodle, one of the best Google doodle.

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  7. I couldn't understand of that doodle, on google search page?What is the meaning of it?Anybody can explain?

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  8. I do like google default logo, but I am looking for my personalize logo.
    Please suggest how to do that.

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  9. what is this one, there is no tooltip to explain

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  10. Very nice, but there are any local Google logo`s that I can use for this?
    I am looking for Hanukkah 2010 image, it was one of the best I`ve ever seen out of Google.

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  11. I've installed greasemonkey. what should i do now? the 'user script command' menu is inactive. what is a script and how should i use it?

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  12. help when i go on the webpage with all the doodles there is not a button under any of them

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