Google has announced Background Images on the Google Search Homepage will be decommissioned November 16th, 2012.
This is a huge bummer for me as I’ve LOVED seeing the below photograph from the Palace of Versailles in France every day.
It was just a little taste of: I know you’re stuck in an office right now Googling things,
but at one time you saw something this beautiful…
The good news is, IF you use Google Chrome I’m POSITIVE someone will create a Chrome Extension to re-create this functionality.
Update 11-12-2012: As I stated above, some folks have already made extensions to give you back your Google Background Images
Leave a comment below and I will email you when I find an extension to suit!
Google Background images are going away on November 16, 2012
Thank you for using background images. As we build a more streamlined Google Search page for everyone, we’ll no longer be able to support customization with background images. So you will no longer be able to see your background pictures starting November 16, 2012.
My background image has been set to this picture of the Palace of Versailles since Google rolled out Background Images.