How to Customize a Google Homepage
Opening a web browser and finding relevant information on your homepage can be a valuable resource. Google offers iGoogle, a service that allows you to do just that. A customizable page can have a number of services and widgets. Customize your homepage to include your bookmarks, local weather and the the latest scores with iGoogle.
Things You'll Need
- Google account
Log into your Google account. If you don't have one, it is easy to register.
Choose the link in the upper right corner for iGoogle. The page you see is a generic homepage.
Make it your own. This will be a link with many customizable options under the main search box.
Decide on your options. Options that you select will appear on your homepage. The starred options are from third parties.
Return to your homepage. All the options you checked will now appear.
Rearrange the options. Use the bar on the top of a section to move and drag it to wherever you want it to appear on the page.
Find the "Select Theme" link in the upper right-hand side of the page.
Select the theme that appeals to you. The theme will change the title bar at the top and the color scheme of the page.
Save your theme. Once you have decided on a theme, choose the save button.
Pick your country and your city. Your theme will change depending on what time it is.
Add stuff to your iGoogle homepage. This option is next to the select theme. Check the options you would like to appear on the homepage. If it is a third party, it will ask you to verify that you would like that gadget.
Return to your iGoogle homepage. Your new gadgets will appear. Rearrange them to wherever you would like them to appear.
Tips & Warnings
- Google has made it easy to delete options and gadgets as well. Just X them out in the upper right-hand corner.