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Change the Background Image and Theme in the Chrome browser

Are you looking to change the background image and theme in Google Chrome? Learn how to customize the homepage appearance in your browser.

We can customize the Chrome browser appearance based on our requirements, like changing the background and theme color.

For themes, we can go to the Chrome Web store, whereas to change the background, hit the customize button on the browser’s home screen.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to change the browser theme and set custom background images in the Chrome browser.

Change the Theme in the Chrome app

Chrome does have a built-in option to change between dark and light themes. However, we can use third-party themes to install and apply them on the browser app. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the computer.
  2. Open the Chrome web store – Themes and browse the available themes.
    Google Chrome Web Store Themes Collection
  3. Click to open the Theme that you wish to apply.
  4. Click the Add to Chrome command button.
    Add to Chrome button Google Chrome Web Store Theme
  5. Relaunch the browser after installation is completed.

The theme will be applied to your Chrome browser.

Change the Background Image in the Chrome app

If you are not interested in installing any third-party themes or not interested in making one, then this would be an ideal choice for you. You can use inbuilt accent colors to customize the homepage background color. Here are the steps:

  1. Open a new tab in the Chrome browser.
  2. Click on the Customize button.
    Google Search Engine Homepage Customize link
  3. Switch to the Background tab.
    Choosing Background Image for Chrome Browser
  4. Choose a Background image or upload any picture.
    Background Solid Color for Chrome browser
  5. Select any color combinations in the Color and Theme tab.
    Color and Theme options for Chrome Browser
  6. Click the Done button to save the settings.

It will change the background image and also replace the color of the tabs and screen.

Bottom Line

There is no reason to use a theme for your Google Chrome because it does nothing with your overall performance. It only changes the interface of the Chrome browser.

However, if you like to keep things aesthetically lovely, a nice wallpaper and a theme would help your workflow. After all, plenty of themes are available for you in the Chrome Web Store.

There are also other theme and appearance settings in the Chrome browser that you can customize.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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