Google is rolling out a feature that allows you to change the background picture of Google.com to a user defined image. Here’s how to customize your Google.com landing page background image.
Change the Google Background Image
* Go to Google.com and be sure you are logged into your Google account
* Hover over the bottom left corner of Google.com and click on “Change background image”
* Select an image either from the Public gallery, Editor’s picks, your Picasa album, or an image from your own computer
* Click ‘select’ and close the window.
Your Google.com background is now set to a custom image!
Google.com has long been very minimalist, but this is obviously taking a page from the Bing playbook. Bing has long included attractive images as the search engine home pages background picture, it’s not particularly functional it’s just attractive.
I for one welcome the addition regardless of where it’s from, I’m big on customizing things whether it’s changing the login screen on my Mac or adjusting the background picture of the iPad.
Remove the Google Background picture
Removing the Google.com background wallpaper is just a matter of hovering over the lower left corner of the Google homepage and click on “Remove background image”
You can also use an alternate Google local search engine, set the custom background to white, and some other techniques to remove the Google background if you hate it.
Have you ever wondered how to keep a consistent style for all of your slides, or use the style of another presentation that you’ve seen? In this article we’ll see how we import theme styles from one theme to another.
How to Import a Theme Into Google Slides
In the top menu bar of the Google Slides interface, click on the “Theme” button.
This will open up the themes panel on the right.
At the bottom of the theme panel, click on the “Import Theme” button.
This brings up a window containing other presentations that you’ve created, as well as presentations that have been shared with you. Find the one you like and click on it. You can also upload a presentation file if you have that.
Click on the “Select” button, and you will see a confirmation window to make sure this is the theme you want to import. Click on the thumbnail image, then click on “Import Theme”.
The new theme is instantly applied to all of your slides!
Using this technique, it’s pretty easy to create consistent presentations once you have one set up.
Watch the Video
Watch the video on importing themes into Google Slides to see it in action.
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