One of the things I love in Bing is its beautiful homepage. Everyday Bing features one or more images which are absolutely gorgeous. Google also tries to dress up Google.com via Google Doodle, but I personally love the background images that Bing.com shows.
So, when I read about this Chrome extension that can take Bing background images, and set them as background image for Google.com, it seemed quite interesting. And when I tried it, I found it even better than I had anticipated.
Bing Wallpaper for Google Homepage is a free extension for Google Chrome that can take images from Bing, and set them as background of Google.com home page. You can choose to see Current daily image from Bing, or any random image that Bing might have previously displayed. After that, whenever you go to Google.com, you will see Bing image has replaced doodly background of Google.com
Apart from showing image from Bing, this extension can also show random featured image from Picasa. If you want to pull images from Picasa related to your favorite search term (like, “Sunrise”), you can just provide RSS feed of that Picasa search, and this will pull images from that feed and will show as background of Google.com.
Here is the complete list of options that this extension to change Google background provides:
Of course, the changes that this extension makes effect Google.com when opened in Google Chrome browser only. In other browsers, Google behaves as its normal self.
Note: If you have already modified background image of Google.com, then your manual settings will take preference over this extension. I tried that, and saw that Bing image loads momentarily, and then is quickly replaced by the image that I had set manually.
If you want to set Bing images as your desktop background, check out this automatic wallpaper changer.