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Gmail gains customizable background

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Personalization seems to be Google’s watchword. In recent times, the company has given users the possibility to make different types of customization in its services, especially with regard to the use of themes. Customization ranges from the themes of Orkut, Gmail, to the background of Google Search and Calendar.

Although there is a range of cool theme options on Orkut and Gmail, users always want more. To satisfy at least Gmail users, Google announced earlier today that it has added the possibility to customize the background of its email service. This feature was, by far, one of the most requested options in the service forum, second only to the read confirmation. 😛

To customize the Gmail background, the user must access the option settings and then, Themes. Then, the user just needs to click on the last option in the theme gallery, the Create your theme. In the window that will open, the user can completely customize the theme used.

In addition to being able to count on the old customization options (change font and link color, for example), with the new option, the user can use any image hosted on Picasa web, or can upload an image that has on the computer.

Once you have selected the image that will make up the Gmail background, and the colors of the fonts and links (these items are very important because, depending on the color of the image, the menus can be practically invisible), it is enough for the user to save the changes and close the customization window. This way, the new settings will automatically be applied to Gmail.

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