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Black background for Google

Hi, you all! Since I updated to 12.10, when using Firefox I get a black/dark background for Google. I'd like to know how to get back to classic Google homepage. Thanks!

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Re: Black background for Google

Are you using code in userContent.css or extensions like Stylish?

It is possible that an Ubuntu extension is causing this.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
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Re: Black background for Google

I attach screenshots, too. Images 1 and 2 (dark) are what I get, whereas 3 and 4 (white) are what I want to get.

2013-01-23-17-56-34-a87ff6.png 2013-01-23-17-56-14-c4ca42.png 2013-01-23-17-56-19-c81e72.png 2013-01-23-17-56-28-eccbc8.png
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Re: Black background for Google

Maybe check the default background color.

  • Edit > Preferences > Content : Fonts & Colors > Colors
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Re: Black background for Google

Nope, that's not the case, unfortunately. It only happens to Google pages, not to backgrounds in general. Thanks anyway.

Site Moderator

Re: Black background for Google

Are you using code in userContent.css or extensions like Stylish?

It is possible that an Ubuntu extension is causing this.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
New Contributor

Re: Black background for Google

You were absolutely right there, safe mode did the trick all right! Then I confirmed that there was an extension called dark google or some rubbish like that, deleted it and restarted Firefox in normal mode --Google classic came back like a charm! Thank you very much, cor-el!

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Re: Black background for Google

You're welcome.

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Re: Black background for Google

If you use this as your default homepage you won't see the Google black bar.

https://www.google.com/?esrch=Agad:Smiley Tongueublic