How to Change the Toolbar Color of Google Chrome

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Ever since its inception, Google ensures that its leading web-browser, Chrome, has some degree of customization that makes the program feel personal and unique to you. One of those customizations is the ability to apply a different theme color for the browser.

Initially, this can only be done through its Chrome Webstore which contains tons of carefully-crafted themes, but now it’s possible to create your own browser theme without a coding knowledge. You can change the theme color which affects the toolbar and tab menu, as well as background page of a new tab.

And here’s how to do it.

Note: Be sure you are running the latest version of Chrome.

How to change Chrome’s theme color

1. Launch Google Chrome on your computer and open a New tab.

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2. Look at the bottom-right corner, click Customize Chrome.

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3. Navigate to Color and theme.

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4. Select your preferred color theme.

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5. If none satisfy you, you can pick your own color. After that, click Done.

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6. And now the browser is running with a new color.

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How to add a background picture to a new tab

The solid background that you see after adding a theme color might look boring and empty. That’s why Chrome adds the option to set a background picture for the new tab, so it will always look fresh when you are opening a new web page. Here’s how to add a background picture to Chrome.

1. Go to Customize Chrome again.

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2. On the Background menu, you can choose from various categories. Alternatively, there is an option to upload your own photo.

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3. Select a picture and click Done. I would prefer something that is close to the theme color I’ve picked before.

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4. A new picture has been added.

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How to add Chrome theme from Chrome Webstore

Just because it’s possible for average users to create a theme on their own, Chrome still lets you download a theme from its own Chrome Webstore. After all, these themes are made by somewhat more experienced users who might knows a thing or two about good visual design. Here’s how you can get it.

1. Go to Chrome Webstore and select Themes.

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2. Pick the theme you want to use.

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3. Then, click Add to Chrome and wait until it is installed.

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4. The new theme would be applied right away.

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5. If you want to remove the theme, go to a new tab and click the pencil icon at the corner.

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6. Select Color and theme.

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7. Click Uninstall and Done.

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It’s safe to say that by the time you read this article, Chrome has changed a lot. For example, by the time of the writing, the browser is gradually releasing a new style setting that is automatically generate the most relevant theme color based on the background picture you used.

Anyway, I hope at least some of the guides above helps you. Thanks for visiting.

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