How to switch back from igoogle to classic google?

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igoogle is the customized homepage of It gives you option of adding lots of stuff on the google page for eg. news, language translator, dictionary, currency and stock information etc.  Though many people use it, I never found it appealing. Recently when I wanted to disable igoogle and switch back to good old classic google, I simply could not find how to do that. Closing and re-opening the page did not help. After sometime only I realized that there is an option in the setting tab on the top right corner of the igoogle page. Click on the gear symbol and choose Classic Home.

The following is the screenshot of the “option”:

The same setting option can be used to switch from classic google to igoogle.

  • Timo Schmid

    thanks buddy. really helped!

    • Abhishek Prakash

      You are welcome Timo

  • Turgon

    Thanks! it´s obvious but i didn´t find it myself 😀
    …it also works when i close my firefox and reopen it….

    • Abhishek Prakash

      Welcome Turgon

  • Shahparan5

    thanks upload this pic

  • Rahul

    THanks a ton 😀

    • Abhishek Prakash

      You are welcome Rahul

  • Kirill Bykov


    • Abhishek Prakash

      You are welcome Kirill…

  • Bob

    Thank you!!

    When the hell will the internet stay still.

    • Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi

      You are welcome Bob

    • Abhishek Prakash

      you are welcome Bob…..Internet is dynamic.. and these changes make it an interesting place.. :)

  • stephany


    • Abhishek Prakash

      Good to know.. 😛

  • Cunt Fuckiing Muffin

    Cunt Muffins! I cant get igoogle to stop permanently. If I wanted igoogle, i would have typed igoogle into my browser. I want google and so that is what I typed. Fucking cunt muffin sons of bithces. I want to stick my mancock into pancake batter! I am so frustrated and I cant find out how to make it stop forever! I want to find a google nerd and flush his fucking nerd face down my upstairs toilet….because I never clean the upstairs toilet. Fucking dicks.

  • sdd

    This only works for me until I close and then reopen Explorer — at which two pages open: one classic Google, and the other iGoogle. iGoogle is fine at home, but impossible to deal with on my work computer where the security settings are generating constant requests for permission to open the gadgets. Can I permanently get rid of iGoogle on the office computer only?

    • Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi

      Strange that you are getting two page opened at the same time. It shouldn’t happen. I tried the following things just after you put things to my notice: 1. Logged in to google and set it to igoogle. Signed out. Opened google again and it was set to igoogle. 2. After signing out from igoogle I opened a different bowser and logged into the google. It was google classic. 3. While signed into the igoogle I opened a different bowser and logged into the google. It was google classic, not igoogle.

      After trying various combination I would conclude that this igoogle stuff is browser dependent rather than being account dependent. So you can happily switch to classic google at work and igoogle at home.


      • Cos

        This is not a solution! :|:

        • Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi

          Well…that depends upon the definition of problem…could you describe what sort of problem you are facing?

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