Google recently changed their homepage to a barebone search box. You will see links and other options whenever you fade into the page. However, not many users like this, and would prefer to see the old homepage.
If you are one of them, here is a Greasemonkey script called Disable Google Fade-incan come in handy. Once you install the script, the fade-in effect will be completely disabled.
This Greasemonkey script should work out of the box on Firefox with Greasemonkey add-on installed. Most new versions of Google Chrome will allow you to install Greasemonkey scripts as Google Chrome Extensions, however, if you are using a older version, read our earlier tutorial on installing Greasmonkey user scripts in Chrome. Opera, Internet Explorer and Safari users, please refer to our earlier tutorial on running User scripts in Opera, IE and Safari.