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Re: this is really stupid >>> 60% CPU load with current animation on Google home page ("buckyballs")

Kaleh Sep 7, 2010 9:24 AM
Posted in group: Google Search and Assistant Help Forum
says "you all have accounts, change your background image by clicking change background image in the bottom left of the screen"

FWIW ... at least for some of us using from within the US, we also do not have the "Change Background Image" link today, if we are logged into our accounts.  It seems that the bouncing ball doodle might be interfering.

That said, there are a number of other solutions to get through the day without experiencing the current (bouncing ball) logo.

How do I turn off those silly Google homepage logo animations?