How to change the theme of your Internet browser

Updated: 05/03/2022 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

Customization is essential to many users. Whether it's a specific wallpaper, screen saver, Facebook theme, or background color, having options can enhance a user's experience by making it more personal and unique. Most Internet browsers can have their appearance altered in the form of a theme. To learn how to add, delete, and change browser themes, select your browser from the list below and follow the steps.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge logo

This section shows users how to add and change themes for their Microsoft Edge browser.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click the Settings and more icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.

Settings selector in Edge.

  1. Under the Settings section on the left side of the screen, click Appearance.

Appearance selector in Edge.

  1. In the center of the window, look for a Theme section under Customize appearance. Click any of these icons to change the theme.

Selecting a theme in Microsoft Edge.

Tip

Under the Overall appearance section, you can also toggle between light and dark mode.

Tip

To find and install additional themes from the Microsoft Store, click the Discover more themes icon in the lower-right corner of the Customize appearance window.

Microsoft Edge Legacy

Microsoft Edge logo

Unfortunately, Microsoft Edge Legacy only has two themes currently available to its users: light and dark. Below, we show you how to change between them.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Legacy browser.
  2. Click the More icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Settings near the bottom of the drop-down menu that appears.

Settings selector in Edge

  1. Under the General tab, click the Expand arrow in Edge under Choose a theme in the Customize section.

Selecting a theme in Edge

  1. Choose the Light or Dark theme.

Chrome

Chrome logo

How to add a theme

This section shows you how to add a new theme to a Chrome browser that doesn't have one.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click Menu in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

Settings selector in Chrome

  1. Under the Appearance section, click Themes.

Themes selector in Chrome

  1. On the page that opens, search for and choose a theme.
  2. Once you've selected a theme, click the Add to Chrome button button.

How to delete and change a theme

Once you have a theme selected, you can change or remove it by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click Menu in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

Settings selector in Chrome

  1. Under the Appearance section, under Themes, click the Reset to default button in Chrome button.
  2. If desired, you can now follow the steps in the previous section above to select a new theme.

Mozilla Firefox

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How to add a theme

To add a theme to the Mozilla Firefox browser, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click the Menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Add-ons and themes from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. On the left side of the screen, click the Themes selector.

Add-ons selector in Firefox.

  1. Type a keyword in the search bar at the top of the page.

Find more themes search in Firefox

  1. Once you've located the theme you want, click it and click the Install Theme button in Firefox button.
  2. Finally, click the Add button on the prompt that appears.

Add button in Firefox.

Tip

You can quickly install a theme by choosing one from the Recommended Themes section on the Themes landing page.

How to set or change a theme

Follow the steps below to set or change a default or installed theme in Firefox.

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click the Menu in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Add-ons and themes from the drop-down menu that appears.
  1. On the left side of the screen, click the Themes selector.

Themes selector in Firefox

  1. Once you've located your theme of choice, click the Enable button in the lower-right corner of the entry.

Enable theme button in Firefox

How to remove a theme

To remove a theme from Firefox, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click the Menu in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Add-ons and themes from the drop-down menu that appears.
  1. On the left side of the screen, click the Themes selector.

Themes selector in Firefox

  1. Click the kebab menu button on the right side of the theme entry.

Theme kebab menu in Firefox.

  1. Select Remove from the drop-down menu.

Removing a theme in Firefox.

  1. Finally, click the Remove button.

Confirming theme removal in Firefox.

Opera

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Unfortunately, Opera only has three theme options currently available to its users: System, Light, and Dark. Below, we show you how to change between them.

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click the Opera menu button button in the upper-left corner.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Scroll down to the Appearance section.
  5. Click the drop-down arrow on the right side of the Theme field.

Dark theme toggle switch

  1. Select System, Light, or Dark.
  2. Once you're finished, close the Settings window.