How to Customize Your Google Search Background in Chrome

These days, people turn to Google for answers rather than asking someone else. If you’re like most people, your browser’s start page is probably the Google search page. Have you ever noticed that the background is just a plain white space, except for the search bar?

Why not make it more interesting? You can personalize your Google search background with the Custom Google Background extension, but only if you’re using the Chrome browser.

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Getting Started

First, install the Custom Google Background extension to your browser. You’ll need to grant it permission to access your data and browsing activity.

Installing the Custom Google Background extension on Chrome

After that, you’ll be taken to the Settings page. Here, you can select an image for your Google search background either from your computer or via a URL.

You can even upload multiple images and set them to rotate randomly each time you refresh the page.

Choosing images for Google search background

Additionally, this extension allows you to customize other elements on the Google search page. You can hide specific elements, like the Google logo or the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, and adjust the position of your background image.

Personalizing the Google search page

Tired of your current background? Simply click “change background image” at the bottom left corner of the page. This will take you back to the Settings page, where you can choose a new image.

Navigating back to the Settings page to change the background