Earlier, we had discussed how to personalize your Google Search Page using iGoogle. As mentioned, there is a feature that allows you to add tabs to your personalized page. The tabs feature is useful when your main page is already too crowded and you want to add more gadgets to your iGoogle “page”. I particularly like to use tabs to organize my workflow by using different tags for work, entertainment, personal information, communications, and the like. It’s much like how you would have different windows and tabs on your Web browser.
To add a tab to your iGoogle page, look for the Add Tab link on the left area at the bottom of the header image.
You can check the “I’m Feeling Lucky” box if you want iGoogle to fill in the tab with contents according to what you named the tab. Let’s test the tab with the word “Mail”. Here is what will appear:
Note that iGoogle supplied the tab with different mail clients, from CheckMail to Windows Live Mail. If you scroll down, the page even displayed a Yahoo! Mail box.
You can also manually add gadgets to your page. Simply remove the check from the “I’m Feeling Lucky” box, and you are given a pop-up window that will say that there is “no relevant content” to be found for your tab, and that you must add the gadgets yourself.
Just click the big blue button that says “Look for new stuff to add” then you’re taken to this page where you can choose and add gadgets to your iGoogle page.
If you want to rename or delete your tab, just click on a tab while it is active.
You can now add tabs, fill them with gadgets, or delete them however you like!
I particularly like the I’m feeling lucky function, which lets me add tabs in a snap, without even having to manually add gadgets.