Warning – slightly geeky post this morning.
But, if you’re a Google Chrome user, I’ll bet you try it at least once!
How many times have you looked for a Google Chrome theme that says “Hey, this is me…” and failed? You’ll end up going back to the defaults or compromising on something close.
Well, no longer! Head over to the Google Chrome Store and download “My Chrome Theme“.
It only takes a few seconds … once installed, go ahead and launch the application.
Follow the three steps and you’ve created your own theme.
Step 1 – If you’d like an image on the opening background, upload it from your computer or use your Webcam to take your perfect image. Read the fine print at the bottom before doing so…your content will be uploaded. The first time I ran this, I used an image that had already been posted on this blog – the image with Kerry, myself, and David Pogue digging my car out after the big snow storm at the RCAC Symposium a few years ago. It’s one of my favourites but, for me, a background image really isn’t usable since I use the Incredible StartPage anyway which overwrites the image.
Step 2 – Choose some colours! Active tab, background tab, background tab bar, background area. Or, the infamous Google “I’m Feeling Lucky”.
If you know me, you’ll know that there aren’t enough shades of green to keep me happy. I thought that pinky/orange was a nice contrast.
Step 3 – Install your theme.
If you’re so inclined, share the themes with others. Just keep in mind the caveat about the images.
Wasn’t that easy?
You now have that perfect theme for yourself. Or, if you’re using Google Chrome with your class, you could pop an image of the school and populate Chrome with your school colours. Or….
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