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Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« on: September 11, 2018, 08:21:43 pm »
If you don't like the new theme in Chromium or Chrome, and want to go back to the old theme...

In the address bar enter:-
chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md
and hit enter.

Change:-
UI Layout for the browser's top chrome: Default
to
UI Layout for the browser's top chrome: Normal
and click the "RELAUNCH NOW" button that just appeared at the bottom of the page.



After typing the topic title, I was seriously tempted to just put "well switch to Firefox then eejit", but bit my tongue and carried on regardless :))
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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 09:52:20 am »
Will this force Chrome to follow the current desktop theme?

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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 11:19:57 am »
No, this is purely about the new Chrome appearance (rounded tabs / rounded URL box / etc.)

If you want Chrome to use the system Gtk theme, you'll need to go to
chrome://settings/appearance
and toggle the "Theme" option from "Use Classic" to "Use GTK+"
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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 09:45:32 am »
Ok. Thanks! ;D

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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 12:06:22 pm »
Any time :)
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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 12:59:15 am »
"Normal" is no longer listed as an option. Guess we're stuck with the new look.

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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 09:51:44 am »
Nope! You can always change to Firefox  ;)

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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 12:37:07 pm »
[cough] Or, Opera [/cough]   ;D

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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2018, 01:11:02 pm »
Sorry, but Opera is, originally a fork of chromium. Hence, not a choice  ;)

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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 03:59:04 pm »
Opera hasn't messed with the top panel (yet) so, yeah, it is...  ;)

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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 02:37:50 am »
Tell ya what...

At first, the rounded-corners in the Chromium addy bar bugged me, but I'm getting used to it, and actually like them now  :)

Not bad looking on my 15 year-old throwaway doorstop Dell:




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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 05:27:22 pm »
Yeah, they grow on ya .. pity about the blink engine though, which doesn't ;)
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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 06:09:38 pm »
Yeah, but Chromium is great for bot duties - never gives me any fits, day after day. Just gotta clear out the cache every month or two.

Opera, on the other hand, crashes like a boss every few hours, when you try to run bots on it.

Different browsers for different tasks, I guess...  ;)

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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 06:23:55 pm »

...Different browsers for different tasks, I guess...  ;)

That's how I look at it. Pale Moon's my main browser but I find Chromium useful for some tasks.
I prefer the old look of Chromium, but the change is not that big a deal.

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Re: Don't like the new Chromium/Chrome default theme ?
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 06:25:23 pm »
FFFTW :))
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