Update: You can now download this from the Google Chrome Webstore.
Having completely failed to find a Google Chrome theme that looked how I wanted with the new Ubuntu 10.04 look, I decided to create my own. All I wanted was something simple and minimal that looked good with the default dark title bar when maximised, as that’s the way I normally browse on my netbook.
As it turns out, this is very easy to do and only took a few minutes. This is what it looks like:
If you want to use the theme yourself, click here to install it.
If you want to tweak the theme, you can download the unpacked files here. To edit the colours, simply tweak the manifest.json file and the images in the ‘i’ folder. The “ntp_” entries refer to the browser home screen – everything else should be fairly self explanatory if you’ve ever edited a basic CSS file.
You can install your theme by going entering
chrome:extensions in the address bar, enabling developer mode and selecting “load unpacked extension”.
Feel free to play, edit, redistribute, sell this, if you so desire.