Customizing A Chrome Theme

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Follow this post to take a Chrome theme and tweak it to your needs.

To Resolve:

  1. Follow How to edit Chrome Themes

  2. Download and install the “just black” theme from the Theme store.

  3. Open %localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions and sort by date modified. Select the first one and find the manifest.json file.

  4. Copy the files to another folder, I chose c:\scripts\t

  5. Change something. I changed tab_text to 138, 210, 147

  6. Open Chrome and go to chrome://extension. Enable developer mode (checkbox at the top) and browse to your directory to load your unpacked file

  7. This should load your custom Chrome theme. Continue to tweak as you please.

  8. When you are ready, click the same option to pack your file. This will convert it to a .crx which is the theme file that is portable.