Google's app design is quite common, but it doesn't have to be that far. One way to spice it up is to change Google's search background (and related components) with a new theme.
You need to run the Google Chrome browser. It doesn't work with Microsoft Edge or Firefox. Then Chrome is still the best browser you can download anyway, so we recommend it even if you didn't install a new theme.
Step 1: Go to your Appearance Settings
Open Chrome and check the top right corner of your three-point browser window. Click on them to open the primary Chrome drop-down menu. At the bottom of the drop-down menu you will see an option to go to "Settings". Choose this and you're on your way.
In a new browser tab for all your Chrome settings, you'll see that it's divided into different sections. Take a look at the section called Appearance . Here you can control what your Google window looks like. The first option in this setting should be Themes .
Changing your theme automatically changes your Google background to match, so this is the option you want to choose. If you do not have a current theme, say Open the Chrome Web Store . Choose it.
Step 2: Choose Your Theme
Chrome will then take you directly to the Chrome Themes section. There you can browse the many available themes for your Google experience divided by broad content type. The primary image you see is usually the image that will appear as your Google background, so you can use it as a guide for which one to choose. If you need help, these are our favorite men.
Each section only shows the highest ranked images for the current content type, but you can look more closely by selecting Select all if you find a section you like.
Once you've chosen a theme, make sure you check out the preview images and reviews. Note that most themes extend their colors and patterns throughout the browser window and in the browser tabs, so take a look at the complete look. If you look at the Related tab, more themes are displayed by the specific developer.
If you find something you want, just click the button Add to Chrome in the upper right corner.
Step 3: Add it to Chrome
The theme should be added automatically and activated. You can watch your browser tabs change along with the theme, and if you lead to a new Google search page or open a new tab, you should be able to see the primary image. A notification will appear at the top of the window to inform you that the theme has been activated. This entry also includes a Undo button to reverse themes if you want to make a quick change.
See if you like the overall theme – sometimes you might like the picture, but not as the theme does your tabs or other colors that it adds to the entire browser. If so, press the Undo button on the message or return to Appearance in the Settings menu and return to the default theme there. You can select and disable as many themes as you want when looking for the right one!
Using a Custom Image
Maybe themes don't cut it for you this time and you'd rather have a custom background of some family photos or a fantastic nature scene you shot. You can also do it, but it will take an extra extension.
Go to the Chrome Web Store and download the background extension and add it to your Chrome browser. Now you have the option of choosing a downloaded image to upload as your Google background. This image does not affect your tabs or other browser components, and it is a great way to customize the background with a beloved photo if you can't find a theme you like.
In addition, you can replace the photo for your empty new tab page in Google Chrome, which can add a little more personality to the Chrome browser experience.
This is a feature available only in the latest version of the Chrome browser, so if you are running an older building you may need to upgrade. There are also other benefits, such as several updated official themes.
All you have to do is click on the tool Settings at the bottom right of the screen. From there, you can either upload your own image or one of Google's stock photos.