Look alike themes for Chrome and Firefox

When Google Chrome was launched, many started looking for changing the appearance of the Chrome browser, at least to tint/tweak or hue saturate the default color scheme.

Google Chrome Firefox Logo
Google Chrome Firefox Logo

Not an official release but browser theme developers are already busy with couple of new Google Chrome Themes. You can download the theme files at “Chromespot’s themes board“, checkout the archive and look out for something you like. Few theme developers even came up with a theme which looks similar to the Firefox browser :), you can give it a try.

Each theme contains a file called “default.dll”, which you need to copy over your original default.dll (I suggest you make a backup of the original first, and also note I’m not sure if there’s any side-effects to replacing the theme). Here’s the path where you need to replace the file:

In Vista: C:Users[your user name]AppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplication[current version]Themes
In Windows XP: C:Documents and SettingsUserLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplication[current version]Themes

Find out some couple of interesting tips from Lifehacker to tweak google chrome at “The power user guide to Google Chrome“.

If you like Google Chrome default theme, and want to have the same look n feel or theme for your Firefox browser, one of the Firefox Add-on user has come up with similar look n feel or theme like Google Chrome called “Chromifox“. Chromifox, called a coat of Chrome for Firefox. Say hello to Chromifox, a bright and soft blue theme for Firefox 3 on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, inspired by the appearance of the Google Chrome web browser.

If you need the same look n feel or theme for every browser, don’t you think will there be any big difference you find in each browsers :)?

I think its better if Google Chrome can give us an option to choose the color scheme just to tint the theme to our favorite color of the default theme rather than changing the whole look n feel, placements of browser elements with custom icons etc.

What do you think guys? Leave your opinion…..

for more readings on chrome:

Google Chrome Underwhelms
Google Chrome Review
Open Firefox Websites in Google Chrome
Google challenges Microsoft with Chrome
Best Google Chrome Features
Google Chrome Logo design inspiration
Download portable google chrome for usb drive
Get Google Chrome Themes

Published by Sravan Kumar

A Creative Web Designer, Developer, User Interface and User Experience Expert.

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