Customize Google Chrome with themes

If you’re beginning to get tired of Chrome’s minimalist design, here’s some good news for you: Google has finally launched a theme gallery for Chrome with which you can spice things up a bit in a couple of clicks.

Customize Google Chrome with themes

The gallery currently offers 29 different themes for your browser – if you count the default as well. They’re all dead easy to use. All you have to do is make sure you’re running Chrome 3 beta, head to the gallery, choose the theme you like most and hit the ‘Apply theme’ button. Chrome will start downloading the corresponding file and apply it to the interface right away. If you like the result, keep it; if not, simply choose another theme, or restore the default design from the top bar that appears after installing each theme.

Customize Google Chrome with themes

As for the selection of themes in itself, I have conflicting feelings: on the one hand, it’s great that Google has finally managed  to produce some skins with which to customize its browser; on the other hand, I’ve had a hard time choosing one. They’re definitely not the most beautiful themes I’ve seen – not to say most are frankly ugly – and some of them even make the browser harder to use, due to a strange combination of colors or a weird background design.

In any case, I think you might want to have a look at some of the themes included in the gallery after the jump and decide by yourself.

Customize Google Chrome with themes

Customize Google Chrome with themes

Customize Google Chrome with themes

Customize Google Chrome with themes

Customize Google Chrome with themes

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