Google Search Home Page: Pond

Added by freecyber@userstyles, Created: Mar 14, 2013, Updated: Jun 24, 2014

Description:

Peaceful background for google basic search, suitable for use as your home page. Extraneous elements are hidden or auto-hidden. Works in Firefox and Chrome. Should work for international sites - let me know of problems.

Due to frequent Google changes I have hidden the top bar completely for now.

"Google Instant predictions" must be turned off in your search settings. On the Google home page, click on "Settings", then "Search Settings".


My intention is to only include pages similar to www.google.com (not search results, image search, etc.) I appreciate being notified of any odd results, or problems. Do this by starting a new discussion (below) so other users can see the issue and resolution. If I don't respond promptly, feel free to send me a private message letting me know you posted something (otherwise I don't get notified by email)

Thanks to makondo@userstyles for the image and idea, from http://freestyler.ws/style/125270/about-home-pond

To use this style with a custom background image see http://freestyler.ws/style/90949/google-search-home-page-background

More info
I decided to hide the Search button (just press Enter to search, or click on the invisible button). Instructions are included in the code to show it, to substitute your own background image, and to hide the Google logo.

updates:
2014-02-14 fixes for recent Google changes
2014-01-24 fixes for recent Google changes
2013-12-12 fixes for recent Google changes, and other fixes
2013-12-08 long overdue update due to Google changes
2013-03-23 added notification if Google Instant needs to be turned off, and link for Search Settings
2013-03-19 hid search button
2013-03-16 misc, changed image host

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Installs:
Applies to:
https?://www\.google(\.com?)?(\.[a-z][a-z])?/(|webhp(|\?.*)|\?.*)

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