Ever get tired of the classic blank Google background on its homepage? Looking for a way to spice up its look? With Google homepage themes, you are easily able to do just that, adding flavor in just a few easy steps.

Google Homepage

How to Customize Your Google Homepage Theme

First, make sure that you have a Google account and sign in with it. Then, at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see the option to “Change background image.”

From there, you have a number of options for selecting a new background. You can select from the public photo gallery that is featured in the Picasa Web Albums or you can choose from your uploaded photos in your own Picasa Web Albums. You also have the options of choosing from a recent image you’ve selected as a background or simply returning to the plain white background. Customize it however you’d like.

It’s just that easy! Setting up Google homepage backgrounds is a simple task, and you’ll have fun finding the perfect picture (here’s a tip: this is a tool that is ripe for use when pranking your friends and their computers).

When finding a photo for your Google homepage themes, be sure to find one that is wider than it is tall, and is at least 800 x 600 pixels. Additionally, keep in mind the formats that Google homepage backgrounds accept: .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .gif, .psd, .png, .tga and other RAW formats.

Google Homepage Background Themes

Here are some examples of themes you could spice up your homepage with. More great background themes can be downloaded for free from Google’s gallery: http://www.google.com/ig/directory?type=themes

Lake Tahoe Theme

Lake Tahoe Background Theme

Rainbow Background Theme

Rainbow Background Theme

Sea of Fog

Sea of Fog Background


Cassiopeia Background

Mountain Background

Google Homepage Theme Sites

If the Google gallery is not enough for you, there are a number of 3rd party sites that have background themes you can choose from or even create your own. Here are some of the best ones out there:

Google Chrome Themes to Go With Your Homepage Themes

If you like playing around with different Google homepage themes, you’ll love being able to install your own Google Chrome themes as well. Spice up your background themes and your Chrome browser at the same time. Brand Thunder offers a vast library of different Chrome themes that will enhance the look of your browser, and they all come with a variety of other features that make the browsing experience even better. Be sure to check out our available Google Chrome themes.

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