Skip to main content

The New iGoogle

I love Google. I have used it since it was still in its toddler years, and I love the simplicity of the solution it presents. Nowadays, it is much more than just a search engine. I remember the first time I heard of gmail. I was asking around for an invitation. I believe I even did free advertisement for them (most of my friends now have an @gmail.com account). Of course, as we all know, Google offers more products nowadays.

One product I use everyday is iGoogle. I love how it enables me to put multiple websites (ie, gadget) on one page, giving me a glimpse of what I will be seeing if I were to visit those individual pages. I love the fact that I can check for news and email and facebook notification and new blog entries all at the same time from the same page (before iGoogle, I have tons of bookmarks).

Google has just introduced a new iGoogle, which is applied to randomly-selected accounts. At first glance, it looks good. We have the option of "maximizing" a specific gadget on the page. News feed now has a blurb beneath the title. I can also tag/delete/move Gmail emails, which is a good feature to add.

BUT, it also introduces limitations on the feature I use the most: Gmail! Now I cannot reply to email, or forward an email, or attach a document if I am accessing Gmail via iGoogle (these were all possible before). On top of that, my sent email is not saved on Gmail folder.

The new iGoogle doesn't let me move gadgets between tabs either, which is more than annoying. To move gadget, I have to delete it, and then add it from another tab view. Definitely a huge step back from the previous iGoogle.

I am sure there are people who will love the new iGoogle. Personally, I don't like it. So I tried to change it back to the old one.

To revert to the old iGoogle, from my iGoogle page, type this command on the address bar:
javascript:_dlsetp('v2=0');

To change to the new iGoogle, type this on the address bar:
javascript:_dlsetp('v2=1');

Thankfully, the command works in IE. It doesn't work in Firefox, though (I am still seeing the annoying new iGoogle page). So for now, IE is my office browser.

Comments

I agree completely. What good is the new look if I can't use my gmail properly?

I use Firefox and hate IE. So I'm just waiting for a solution so that I can revert back.

You can't even click on links in email. How is that better?
ogautama said…
I agree with you completely. IE is not my first choice of browser either, but it will have to do until Google finds its sense back and give us our old page back.

Popular posts from this blog

Video Submission Guide via YOUTUBE, wetransfer, etc

Ada banyak cara yang dapat kita pakai untuk submit video yang sudah dibuat ke editor.   1. Youtube 2. Email 3. Wetransfer / Megaupload / dsb 4. Whatsapp / LINE  Cara Submit Video melalui YouTube (recommended) a. buka Chrome/Firefox, masuk ke YouTube website, atau bisa juga lewat apps kalo di HP b. login / daftar pake email google -- Note: kalau anda pernah follow channel YouTube apa pun, artinya step a dan b ini sudah berhasil. c. klik tanda camera di bagian atas (allow access kalau ditanya) d. (khusus di HP) Pilih upload Video (bukan Live Streaming yah) e. upload video yang diinginkan f. Set privacy ke UNLISTED <== very important, supaya orang lain tidak bisa melihat video kalian g. send me the link (via WA or email boleh) ==> link ini tidak hilang, kalian bisa cek di channel kalo lupa link nya apa. tapi tanpa link ini, orang lain tidak bisa melihat video kalian karena Unlisted. Video juga tidak bisa di search oleh user. Setelah step f atau g, bisa dibiarkan upload (ditinggal). 

Guides to Virtual Choir

Dalam rangka pandemi ini, paduan suara tidak dapat berlatih bersama, apalagi melayani bersama. Karena itu, maka mulailah inisiatif untuk mengadakan paduan suara online, untuk pelayanan.  Agar hasilnya bisa optimal, anggota paduan suara perlu mengingat, bahwa mereka bernyanyi bukan sebagai solois, tapi sebagai bagian dari paduan suara yang besar. Jadi meskipun saat rekaman, kadang merasa kurang sempurna, selama anggota paduan suara memberikan yang terbaik (bukan asal-asalan yah), saya percaya Tuhan memberkati pelayanan kita semua. Nah, tentu saja ada beberapa tips yang bisa kita ikuti, supaya hasil rekaman bisa bagus dan maksimal. Contohnya: rekaman memakai tripod dalam ruangan yang pencahayaan cukup dan tidak membelakangi matahari/sumber cahaya adalah beberapa cara yang bisa kita pakai untuk menaikkan kualitas video kita. Berikut ini adalah guidelines / tips untuk merekam video untuk paduan suara online, yang aku buat untuk PS Agape. Semoga bisa membantu. Note: Panduan ini

Doppelganger

When I went back home in 2002, it was time for the placement announcement for first trimester for elementary students. My little brother was in elementary school, and so I took my mom's place and went with him to take his exam result back. It was nostalgic. My teachers were still teaching (people do not switch career back home). Some of my friends took up teaching. The classroom did not change much. Children were running everywhere and playing the games I used to play. It felt like I was thrown back a decade or two. Then it was time for the general assembly. Every students and teachers were gathered in a big room for placement announcement. My school have a tradition of announcing the first, second, and third placement for each class in front of a general assembly. I can't remember what my little bro's placement were. But the thing that surprised me was during the announcement for 2nd grade placements. The third place was won by a person with the exact same first name a