Customizing Chrome

Wondering how to customize Chrome? Learn all about customizing Chrome so it's user friendly for you in this free lesson.


If you'd like to change the look and feel of Chrome, you can add a theme from the Chrome Web Store. Some themes simply change the color of the Chrome window, while others add background pictures to the entire browser. Adding a theme is as simple as installing an app or extension, so there's no harm in trying one out. However, we recommend using the default theme because your tabs can become difficult to read with some of them.

To install a theme:

  1. Navigate to the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Select Themes from the left navigation pane.
  3. Previews of different themes will appear. Click a theme to learn more about it or install it.

To remove a theme:

If you find that you don't like a theme after you've installed it or you'd like to return to the default Chrome theme, you can remove the theme.

  1. Click the Chrome menu in the top-right corner of the browser, then select Settings.
  2. The Settings tab will appear. Locate and select Reset to default theme.
  3. The theme will be removed from Chrome.