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friendster7 • Mar 25, 2008


Blackle is nothing but a black version of google.

A few months ago, a post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year. The post lays out the following train of thought. "An all white web page uses about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts." Google, which has a white background and gets about "200 million queries a day" could reduce global energy use by 750 Megawatt-hours a year by simply changing the color of its homepage to black.

*In response to this post a black version of Google emerged called *** *. According to Blackle's homepage at publication time, 4,408.917 Watt hours have been saved. But how does the search measure up? Very well indeed. Give it a whirl yourself and start saving energy one search at a time.

(how about we guys implement the same idea..ha ha ha)
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 26, 2008
Well, how many of us really use blackle instead of Google? Anyway, I'm still wondering if Blackle's concept is so nice, why is Google not shifting from #FFFFFF to #000000
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Apr 3, 2008
Its not really visually stimulating, haha. I like the concept though. Any enviroment-saving scheme is always good!

Along the lines of what friendster is saying, maybe we can have different skin options for CE 😀
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 3, 2008
Hold on fellas!

Black doesn't really save the energy. Check out this post on Google Blog -

Official Google Blog: Is black the new green?
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Apr 3, 2008
Ah damn, such false hope. But, I am indeed viewing from a CRT monitor 😉 Viewing black on old monitors does save some sorta power.
DOE Energy Star Desktop Information

Info on black vs white power savings here:
ecoIron - All these whirring boxes.: The Full Story on Black Google, Blackle, etc.
suyash • Apr 5, 2008
but is there any facility on CE to change skin/theme of CE for users?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 5, 2008
We had. Maybe will have in future. But there's no such facility right now.
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Apr 6, 2008
Regardless, this is a kick ass theme 😉
geminihunter • Aug 15, 2008
There are around 25 different versions of “black google” online. The best one I’ve found is Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results. Try it yourself by going to

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