Recently, Google changed Chrome by introducing a new module for customizing the browser’s interface.
You may not know it, but Chrome has a tool with which you can customize the browser’s interface. Themes, background image, accent colors, and browser appearance are fully customizable. But so far, Chrome’s customization tool hasn’t been the most intuitive.
Google has addressed the issue and launched a new customizer a few weeks ago. Instead of opening in full screen, it launches in the side pane of the browser, giving you a chance to see the changes made directly. Here’s how to use it.
1. Access the Personalization panel
To view the Chrome customization panel, open a new tab and then click the Chrome icon. Sidebar, displayed next to your avatar. Now click on the drop down menu and select Chromium customization.
2. Customize the browser theme
By default, the appearance of the native browser is very ordinary. You can spice up your browser quite easily by starting with Change the background. To do this, click on the appropriate button. Then you have two options. You can either choose Chrome colours, to apply a color change only to the browser, or go ahead and browse through the different themes suggested. If you choose this option, every new tab that opens in Chrome will display the image you selected in the background. Note that you can also choose to import an image that you own, which is ideal if, for example, you want to make a personal background image in your browser.
3. Change interface colors
Now go back to customizing the interface colors of the browser itself. Select one of the preset colors, or click the eyedropper icon if you want to pick a color yourself from the palette. The selected modification is immediately reflected in the browser window.
4. Configure your shortcuts
When you open a new tab, Chrome automatically displays a number of shortcuts right below the search box. You can, if you wish, hide these shortcuts using the button provided for this purpose, or prefer to display the most visited sites, instead of your own.
5. Reset the Chrome interface
Did I go a little too far in customizing the browser? No problem, you can restore the default Chrome interface in one click. To do this, you just need to click on the button Go back to Classic Chrome Theme.
The browser will then lose its colors to return to its original interface, without any of your customizations.
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