Microsoft’s search engine Bing is known for its creative backgrounds, a new one is featured in the Bing homepage every day. When it comes to regular web search, I still prefer Google over Bing but if you’re a Bing fan and want to use Bing’s wallpaper of the day in Google, here is a really useful Chrome extension worth trying.
Bing Wallpaper for Google Homepage pulls the current background wallpaper from Bing homepage and sets it as the background image in your Google.com homepage. Google experiments with various doodles every other day but this extension won’t touch the doodles or block it with the Bing background. All it does is pulls the image from Bing.com and sets it as the background image in Google, an example is shown below:
Google already has a feature which allows users to add a custom background image to their Google.com homepage. I have used it for sometime but then I removed it because my eyes feel tired, when I see the same background image every other day. Changing the background image is as easy as three mouse clicks but who has the time to find a new image every day and stick it to the Google homepage?
This extension, takes care of all the changing and setting, without you having to do anything manually. This is ideally suited for users who use the Bing search engine just because it features a new wallpaper background image daily. Pull the image from Bing and use it on Google, let the images rotate on their own.
The extension provides a few options to choose how you want the wallpapers to rotate in Google homepage. For example, you can choose to display a random Bing dynamic theme on Google. This will rotate the background image on Google.com, every time you load Google or refresh the page.
Other options are as follows:
- Random daily Bing homepage in low resolution – loads a random Bing homepage image on Google.com. Recommended for faster loading.
- Current daily Bing homepage
- Random daily Bing homepage
- RSS or Picasa Link image – Include an RSS feed of images and set the new items as wallpaper background in Google. For example, you can add the RSS feed of a Flickr Photo stream and let the extension set a new image as the background of your Google.com homepage.
- Random Picasa feature image – pulls the feature image from Picasa and sets it as the background of your Google.com homepage.
I really like the dynamic theme option, as all the background images are in high-resolution and scaled to fit the page (not centered). Moreover, the background images are never shown on the search results pages, so there are no distractions whatsoever. Just a new Bing background on Google, every day!
[h/t Digital Inspiration]