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Google Ruined my Homepage

November 19th, 2009 3:11am Leave a comment

Some moron engineer at Google made a brilliant decision: let’s collapse the iGoogle themes to fit more widgets in for those of us with smaller screen resolutions. FALSE. What the hell is the point of having a theme if it gets cut off? Use your brains, Google. I would much rather see the entire theme and scroll for my widgets. At least make it an option. Fix it now, it’s pissing me off.

What my theme looks like:
Google Theme Cut Off

What my theme should look like
Normal iGoogle theme

My screen resolution is 1280×800. I know I’m not really doing well height-wise, but it’s not the worst. I like my Google themes to be seasonal, and they ruined it on me. Now everything’s cut off. Thanks Google

Update: 11/25/2009 – A Google employee replied back on their help forum and acknowledged that the users were upset. Google will be making a change to how this was implemented and will post back to let us know. I will keep you updated

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  1. November 20th, 2009 at 16:06 | #1

    hey ..google..???! really they cut it off??what a drag what else did they off of you?!!!

  2. November 25th, 2009 at 17:23 | #2

    I have this same problem and was really disappointed when this started happening. How do you correct this?

    • November 25th, 2009 at 18:02 | #3

      There is currently no solution. You can try these workarounds:

      Use Google Chrome as a browser. The toolbars are smaller so more screen space is saved
      Install this Firefox addon. It gives you an option to resize the header. This is a stupid solution, but works temporarily

      Google replied back on their help forum and acknowledged that the users were upset. Google will be making a change and will post back to let us know.

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