ICTuesday - Creating an iGoogle

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ICTuesday - Creating an iGoogle

  1. 1. ICTuesday<br />Creating an iGoogle account<br />Lynn Swannell – 27/06/10<br />
  2. 2. iGoogle is a personalised search page with ‘gadgets’ for work, home and play<br />Access your Gmail, Google Reader and RSS feeds, twitter, news feeds, horoscope, quote of the day, recipes, calendar, etc.<br />Choose a theme for your page(s) or create your own<br />
  3. 3. Go to www.google.com<br />Sign in to create your iGoogle page<br />
  4. 4. Sign in<br />
  5. 5. Use a Gmail account for access via any computer <br />Other email accounts only allow access on the computer you are using<br />Untick the box if you DO NOT want Google to be your default homepage<br />Accept to create an account<br />
  6. 6. Enter Gmail or other email and password<br />Untick box<br />Accept<br />
  7. 7. Follow the ‘setup wizard’ to create your iGoogle page<br />Select from the listed ‘interests’ and ‘themes’<br />Then ‘See your page’<br />
  8. 8. Interests<br />Themes<br />See your page<br />
  9. 9. Personalise your page<br />Choose from a range of themes from the gallery or use the search box<br />Selections include ‘Theme of the day’, flowers, sports, pop stars, colours, shapes, animation, and much, much, more<br />
  10. 10. Change Theme and Add Stuff<br />Themes<br />
  11. 11. ‘Add stuff’ and gadgets<br />Choose from the categories on the left of screen or use the search box<br />Add Google Reader, Gmail, daily horocopes, satellite tracking tools, jokes, quotes, games, notepads, calendar, clock, etc.<br />‘Add RSS feeds’ by typing in the URL or website <br />
  12. 12. Gadgets<br />Add RSS Feeds<br />
  13. 13. ‘Add a tab’ to create separate pages for work, home and play<br />Personalise each page<br />Add gadgets and RSS feeds for each page<br />
  14. 14. Click here to ‘add a tab’<br />New page/tab name<br />
  15. 15. Delete gadgets by clicking on ‘drop arrow’<br />Move gadgets by clicking on title bars<br />Check your iGoogle account and change settings<br />Make each page different<br />
  16. 16. Pages<br />Settings and iGoogle account information<br />Delete gadgets<br />Click on title bar to move<br />
  17. 17. Happy searching with your new iGoogle page<br />

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