If you are one of the many My Yahoo! users who enjoy customizing your experience, you’ve most likely chosen a theme or selected one of your Flickr photos to display in your background. If you have not had a chance to customize your page, you can learn how to do it here. We have a fun way to enjoy your background image with a new feature, “Make See-through”. In a nutshell, you simply check a box and your apps become transparent!
If you have a lot of apps on your page, you may find it difficult to see the background image clearly. See my example below… I chose a photo from my Flickr account that I took in an airplane when I was flying into Cleveland. I have always loved this shot because it reminds me of where I was born. However, the steel blue color background of the individual apps is covering up most of my picture.
To make the background of the apps transparent, click on “Change Appearance”, then “Customize Theme”, then click on the area under the label “Header” (it has copy like “Text”, “Links” and “Visited Links”). You’ll see the option to make the background see-through. Check the box. Click “I’m Done”.
The background color of all the apps has been made transparent and the background theme image will now show through. Oh yeah!
Next time, I’ll tell you about another little customization feature that should bring a little slice of joy to your My Yahoo!. Stay tuned.
- My Yahoo! Team Lead
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