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June 11, 2010

Google Doodle Notifier

If you picked a background image for Google's homepage, you probably noticed that Google uses a special white logo. Unfortunately, the customized homepage can't show the regular Google logo and Google doodles for special events.

That's the reason why Google shows a small notification icon next to the logo when there's a doodles you can't see.


When you click on the colorful icon, Google shows the doodle on a white background.


I wonder if Google will use full-page doodles for users who picked a background image.

10 comments:

  1. I've been using Yahoo Pipes to make an RSS feed of most of the Google Doodles for several months now, into Google Reader.

    http://pipes.yahoo.com/notovny/gglp50

    Admittedly, on days when the doodle is global, it does get a bit cluttered, But I prefer to know that the Google Doodle has changed on the day the change occurs, not 2-7 days later, in the fashion of the Official Google Doodle RSS feed/page.

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  2. I wish they could have done it for iGoogle too.

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  3. DO THE SAME WITH iGOOGLE PLEASE!!

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  4. I see, if the search box doesn't have doodle above it, then the search engine won't work. :)

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  5. If you have requested doodles and background images don't complain because the page loads too slowly.

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  6. I thing it is weird how people complain about Google loading slowly if they have a background on. It might take a second longer for the background to load, but if you don't want to wait a second you can still search while it is loading.

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  7. Good, but how about the SSL version Google?

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  8. @plau
    @camiloesc

    I've been using an iGoogle widget for a while now...it displays the day's Google Doodle:

    http://www.google.com/ig/directory?url=hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/101769813427562031342/daily_doodle_gadget.xml

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  9. pleas post the same notification for igoogle home pages also.

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  10. For the last month or so, this has not been working! For example, I couldn't see the doodle today, Tuesday July 24.

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