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    Just an idea another forum member and I have been thinking about. (I won't mention his name until he says it's ok).

    It seems that a theme editor would be useful to a lot of Chrome users. By which I mean, something easy to use, which anyone could create a theme with. Probably, most theme creators think it's easy enough already, but they have knowledge a lot of users don't. This idea is a program which allows you to import graphics for the tab bar, background, etc., and then show how they look in Chrome. It'd be created in Delphi 7 Personal, which is freely available, and any number of people could work on it - a group project, basically.

    Would that be a) useful, and b) something people might like to contribute to?
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    I can volunteer to be a tester :-)

    basically it's extracting the images from Chrome.dll, modify them and put them back into the Chrome.dll

    a theme viewer would be nice though

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    Yeah, what me and another are thinking is of making an application which makes it easy to load images to create a theme, test the theme in Chrome, then save it as a CRX file. It's a might/might not thing at present, and I'm asking if forum members would find it useful. Personally, I don't use themes, but it would be an interesting project. A fun thing, you know.
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    there are applications to create themes in crx;
    it would be really nice to find an easy way to hack chrome.dll instead

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    Cant CTC be used for that? Or did the changes in the chrome.dll totally kill it?

    All the crx theme editors ive seen have been flawed. On the off chance I might have missed one would you mind listing them sulasno?

    And I want one thats open source and preferably Delphi :P
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    How to create a new theme for Stable / Beta / Dev Chrome

    1. Download crx theme creator from here



    2. Use the following as a guide
    Background (400x800)
    Frame (550x250)
    Toolbar (32x32)
    Tab (32x32)

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    Cant load themes and is missing alot of theme values.

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    another method would be to use U_I's method;

    With the current version of Dev Chrome, default.dll is no longer use for themes; themes are incorporated into chrome.dll

    To create themes for Dev Chrome, you would need the additional files;
    1. Reshacker
    2. build.cmd

    Method (Contributed by U_I)
    How to use build.cmd
    Put the build.cmd, reshacker.exe, default.dll (build for 4.0.249 by the CTC), chrome.dll, in the same folder, then run build.cmd

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    To much hassle, breaks almost every update, isnt supported by google.

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    maybe a new crx theme creator is the best way;

    a while ago, I heard that the CTC creator was going to create a crx theme creator

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