The white background of Google Classic Homepage is efficient but boring and many users on the web have asked how to introduce a nice theme. I have surfed much in trying to get a background theme for my Google Homepage with no luck. iGoogle is easy, but Google Classic is being rigidly kept naked by the boffins at Googleplex, Mountain View, California.
A number of fiddles exist, but if it needs fiddling, I don't want it.
For a giggle, I have tried http://www.homeoogle.com/ and YES I can select as many themes as I wish. It looks very colourful now instead of a ghost. It seems to search OK, but the auto-help tab on Google does not function. I will try it for a while and if it does not grab me enough, go back to Google classic. No problem.
Just select any theme package and click as many themes as you like to see what they look like. All you do is click "View Google Search Page" on the trial page and.a full view appears. Make it your Homepage, but you will have to adjust your browser Settings/Start Page. This is easy enough.
OK, it does not exactly have an authentic Google pedigree, more like a replica, but it works fine as most good replica`s do. It does have the Google logo as a search icon.
When you want to revert back to Google Classic, bring it up and make it your Homepage again.
Have fun - give it a go. I suppose I will go back to my faithful Google Classic Homepage, but the experience all adds to the rich pattern in life..
Here is one example from many :-