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Google Chrome Theme – Black

by Chrome Blog on September 6, 2008

Note: This theme is not an official release by Google it was created by a third party developer. You will need to be familiar with swapping a .dll file in your Chrome installation to install this theme.

For those who like dark themes, this one will enable you to switch your default Chrome theme from blue to black. Here is a screenshot:


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Installation:

1. Download the file from the download link below.

2. Extract the files from the archive using your own extraction tool. Ie: WinRAR

3. Go to: (Replacing USERNAME with your username)

Vista – C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\0.2.149.27\Themes

XP – C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\LocalSettings\AppData\Google\Chrome\Application\0.2.149.27\Themes

And backup your existing, Default.DLL file (Just in case anything goes wrong)

4. Copy over Default.DLL from your extracted files into your Themes folder

5. Open up Chrome and walla! You have a new theme installed.

Download Black Chrome Theme

As noted above, this is a third party modification so backup your Chrome’s default.dll file in case you wish to revert or something goes wrong. Due to this being a third party release, please use at your own risk.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 katarsys 09.11.08 at 11:04 am

Works perfectly and looks awesome, thanks :)

2 Webstyle Center 09.12.08 at 5:42 am

Looks great, however, I would love to see the rest turn black to. Now it makes the contrast with the light blue to much, while black is mostley used to have lower the contrast with the non important parts of my screen.

3 David 10.01.08 at 1:28 am

Will all themes need a dll replacement? Seems kind of fragile and badly designed.

4 dawciobiel 10.03.08 at 6:49 am

David 10.01.08 at 1:28 am
“… Seems kind of fragile and badly designed.”

yee, smb fix it, pls

5 Sudev Gandhi 10.06.08 at 11:38 pm

Well this theme looks really good. But it modifies color scheme of only title bar area of the application.

Isn’t there any way to apply theme on omnibar and scrollbars too?

6 tom 11.14.08 at 12:38 am

seems to crash ver 0.3.154.9

7 Jean 11.24.08 at 9:40 am

Crash in ver 0.3.154.9 :(

8 ivan 11.27.08 at 3:50 am

on ver 0.4.154.25 everything is red. not able to see anything

9 Nerd 11.27.08 at 11:22 pm

Can’t work on v:0.4.154.25

10 Vestat 11.30.08 at 2:56 pm

Also for me is red and bad in version 0.4.154.25 on XP
maybe is really so early to release something that will work forever!

11 zerofunk 12.12.08 at 2:35 pm

Does not work, messed up my fresh install. I get the red crap too.

12 debismavm 01.07.09 at 4:31 pm

On version 1.0.154.36, get the red crap too.

13 Gerry 02.18.09 at 12:27 pm

With my Chrome its the same :-(
I’ve the latest version 1.0.154.48.

14 Ross 03.13.09 at 11:22 am

me too. i am using w7 though. got red :)

15 Miraj 07.09.09 at 10:56 am

clearly changing themes will not require this dll to be changed in the future because there is a theme folder and the one that it comes with is called default. Google just wants the functional elements of chrome to be perfected before they enable changing themes.

16 Mait Oliver 04.03.11 at 10:56 am

Does not work with my newest version… Ive tried :( there seems to be no such Themes folder and theres no deafult.dll anymore.. like they removed it or sth… please make a new one :P

17 Mait Oliver 04.03.11 at 10:57 am

fuck the comment section is a bitch, like wtf newest comments are down there so noone would read em?

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