Themes

theme is a special kind of extension that changes the way the browser looks. Themes are packaged like regular extensions, but they don’t contain JavaScript or HTML code.

You can find and try a bunch of themes at the Chrome Web Store



Colors are in RGB format. To find the strings you can use within the “colors” field, see kOverwritableColorTable.

Image resources use paths relative to the root of the extension. You can override any of the images that are specified by the strings in kPersistingImages.

This field lets you specify properties such as background alignment, background repeat, and an alternate logo. To see the properties and the values they can have, see kDisplayProperties.

You can specify tints to be applied to parts of the UI such as buttons, the frame, and the background tab. Google Chrome supports tints, not images, because images don’t work across platforms and are brittle in the case of adding new buttons. To find the strings you can use within the “tints” field, see kTintTable.

Tints are in Hue-Saturation-Lightness (HSL) format, using floating-point numbers in the range 0 – 1.0:

  • Hue is an absolute value, with 0 and 1 being red.
  • Saturation is relative to the currently provided image. 0.5 is no change, 0 is totally desaturated, and 1 is full saturation.
  • Lightness is also relative, with 0.5 being no change, 0 as all pixels black, and 1 as all pixels white.

You can alternatively use -1.0 for any of the HSL values to specify no change.

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The best Google Chrome themes for 2020

Looking for ways to spruce up that boring old Google Chrome browser? Adding a terrific theme is one of the best things you can do to boost your overall browsing experience. But searching Google Chrome’s extensive library for a theme to match your unique personality can be tedious.

Looking for ways to spruce up that boring old Google Chrome browser? Adding a terrific theme is one of the best things you can do to boost your overall browsing experience. But searching Google Chrome’s extensive library for a theme to match your unique personality can be tedious.

Best minimalist themes

Chrome has a great look on its own. It’s simple, straightforward, and easy on the eyes. If you like that look, but maybe want to change it up a bit — though not too much — these themes are for you. They take that classic Chrome aesthetic and make some subtle changes.

Material Dark

Best dark themes

Like the minimalist themes above, these themes re-skin your browser to make things darker, dimming the lights and eliminating that gray-white color scheme common to vanilla Chrome.

Special mention – Dark Reader

Dark Reader is technically an extension instead of a theme, but it does what a theme does plus much more. The download includes a menu where you can adjust the dark settings to match your browsing environment as needed. And this doesn’t just apply to the Chrome window, but also to all Google sites, social media sites like Facebook, and more. It’s basically a dark mode for all your browsing!

Best colorful themes

Stepping out of the dark and into the light, we scoured the Chrome Web Store for the most colorful themes for anyone who wants their browser to look a little less dour. These themes keep things simple but inject a little color into your Chrome experience.

Best landscape themes

The best landscape themes borrow an excellent photo and skin your browser based on the colors and overall feel of the original picture. These themes do more than just change a color scheme, however — they’ll turn your browser into a window to the outside world.

Best cute animal themes

Sometimes you just need to look at a cute animal. Full stop. Thankfully, these themes inject cat and dog photos into your everyday experience, so you can enjoy them any time you open a new tab.

Best space themes

Who says dark mode has to be one color? If you want a darker theme for your Chrome browser but you’d still like an interesting photograph or a pop of color, these space themes could work for you.

Best cityscapes

Maybe you’re not really interested in the peace and serenity of landscapes and would rather have a bustling cityscape scene adorn your browser. We can’t blame you: the colors are often exciting and it’s also a great way to enjoy travel photography.