Personalize Chrome Background With Your Own Image

Are you bored of seeing the same white background again and again each time you open your Chrome? For goodness, Chrome Store does offers tons of themes but wouldn’t it be better if you can personalize Chrome background with any image of your choice?

Customizing Chrome with different themes is easy. However, the themes does not leave much room for personalization. You cannot change the colors, background and fonts in the way you want. Also, there is a risk of performance degradation with improper and heavy themes.

How about adding your own customized image as Chrome’s background? Each time you get to feel memories when you open Chrome. It is also better than new tab extensions performance-wise as the background image will be served locally.

Change Chrome’s Background to Any Custom Image

To set your personalized image as your Chrome’s background, Custom Google™ Background is one of the best option available. You can upload your image from your computer, or copy the link of the image, or add it from 500px. You can upload as many images as you want and they will appear randomly when you open new tabs. Besides changing the background picture, the extension also provides several options to customize the new tab page.

Custom Google™ Background settings

NOTE: Choose only the images that matches your desktop resolution else they will not fit in Chrome’s window.

Create your Own Chrome Theme

You can get more creative and design your own theme with matching colors and fonts with the official theme maker. Here is a guide to use it:

  • First, install My Chrome Theme App from Chrome Web Store to make your own theme.My chrome theme app
  • The app will appear on new tab page. Click on the app to launch it.
  • Import the background image in the first step. You can adjust the position of the image accordingly.Upload picture
  • Choose colors for current tab, new tab, and the task bar to create a theme.Choose colour
  • Give your theme a name and install it.

That’s all. You can also share your custom theme with friends and family through a download link. The theme will remain private as long as the link remains private.

Now no more boring white background with search bar and most used sites thumbnails. Decorate it and make Chrome your own browser.

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Filed under Google Chrome Tricks. Posted by Akhil and last updated on January 28, 2016.

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