iGoogle Redesigned

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by payup, Oct 16, 2008.

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Do you like the "new" iGoogle?

  1. Yes, I love it, let's keep it.

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. No, I hate it, make it go away.

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Don't care, will get used to it.

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  4. What the heck is iGoogle?

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. payup macrumors member

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    Jul 11, 2008
    #1
    Google just updated their iGoogle page, now it has tabs on the side, and ability to maximize gadgets within the home page.

    Personally I hate the whole tab on the left side view, as it takes up already small space, and makes it look strange. I only have 6 gadgets that I use normally, and only 1 tab. Plus when you click on the inbox link, it maximizes gmail's inbox right in your home page instead of taking you to your gmail account, which is kind of useless if you organize your email in folders (and no, i'm not a folder freak, i only have a few folders setup)

    Rounded corners sure look nice, but the rest is very questionable, or at least they need to provide an option to disable the new features.
     
  2. sf6864 macrumors newbie

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    Oct 16, 2008
    #2
    Very poor design

    And no option to have no emails previewed while seeing number of new ones. In general, a much less flexible/legible layout than the previous one. Time to look for another homepage.
     
  3. theadz01 macrumors newbie

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    Mar 7, 2004
    Location:
    London
    #3
    After playing around with it today, I like the changes.

    The only thing I want back is my tabs on the top of the page rather than on the left.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    Mar 25, 2002
    Location:
    London, England
    #4
    Was wondering why I couldn't see the change...

    They've done it to .com/ig but not .co.uk/ig.
     
  5. payup thread starter macrumors member

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    Jul 11, 2008
    #5
    I suppose the rest is not too bad as long as we would be able to move tabs back to the top.

    @edesignuk yea, you are lucky ;) i might have to change local settings to UK because of google's silliness.

    Oh, if anyone is interested in hiding tabs all together, download "Stylish" extension for firefox, and create a new style for www.google.com containing this:

    #col1{
    display:none;
    }

    That will make it look normal-ish again.

    The only problem with that is if you end up clicking anything in the widgets and they open up in the full view, you won't have a "home" button to go back to normal view, then you have to switch to classic view and back to igoogle.
     
  6. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Mar 10, 2005
    #6
    I don't mind it. I just with the Oddly Enough section wasn't the blog now.
     
  7. jakk2809 macrumors member

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    May 24, 2007
    #7
    Honestly I don' really use iGoogle. I have enough widgets and RSS feeds that keep me up to date with everything. I use the default google homepage because it loads the fastest.
     

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