How to Customize a Google Homepage

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.

Basic Options

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Log into your Google account. If you don't have one, it is easy to register.

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Choose the link in the upper right corner for iGoogle. The page you see is a generic homepage.

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Make it your own. This will be a link with many customizable options under the main search box.

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Decide on your options. Options that you select will appear on your homepage. The starred options are from third parties.

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Return to your homepage. All the options you checked will now appear.

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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.

Theme

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Find the "Select Theme" link in the upper right-hand side of the page.

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Select the theme that appeals to you. The theme will change the title bar at the top and the color scheme of the page.

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Save your theme. Once you have decided on a theme, choose the save button.

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Pick your country and your city. Your theme will change depending on what time it is.

Add Stuff

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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.

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Return to your iGoogle homepage. Your new gadgets will appear. Rearrange them to wherever you would like them to appear.