How to Uninstall Google Chrome Themes
If you no longer want to use a theme on Google Chrome browser, you can easily replace it with another one or totally remove it. In this tutorial, I will show you how to uninstall themes on Chrome.
When you install Google Chrome on your computer, it comes with a blue-gray default theme that will serve its purpose just as much as any other theme will, if you prefer simplicity and don't care much about how your web browser looks. If, on the other hand, you like decorating your browser and bring some life to it, you can always install colorful and interesting themes of your choice, or go one step further and add some custom userstyles.
Chrome themes are nothing but basic HTML pages with some beautiful images and some CSS styles, that are displayed in the background of the browser window. The installed themes on a browser, including Chrome, are usually visible on the top title / tabs bar and in the background of new windows and new tabs.
Installing Chrome themes is as simple as opening the themes section of the Chrome Web Store, finding a theme that you like and pressing the install button. Uninstalling Chrome themes is also a simple task but it isn't actually called as "uninstallation", since the browser cannot stay themeless. A theme that is installed on Chrome can be removed by either installation of another theme or by resetting the browser to the default theme.
Now, let's see how a theme is uninstalled from Chrome below.
How to Uninstall Themes on Chrome
You can remove a theme from Chrome in two ways as mentioned above.
1. Uninstall a Theme by Installing Another Theme
Use this method if you want to replace your currently installed theme with a new one.
STEP 1: Open Chrome and go to the Settings page.
You can use the small menu icon at the top right corner of the browser window, or enter the following into the address bar to access the Settings page:
STEP 2: Find the Appearance section on the Settings page and click the Get themes button.
This will open the Themes page on Chrome Web Store, which can also be accessed via this link.
STEP 3: You will see hundreds of free themes and some paid themes displayed in front of you, find one that you would like to install and click on it.
The theme details popup window will appear.
STEP 4: Click on the Add to Chrome button to install your selected theme and replace the current one with it.
Once the new theme is successfully installed, your previous theme will be uninstalled. Note that, Chrome can have only one installed and active theme at any given time, meaning that if you ever want to change your theme again, you will need to follow the same steps.
2. Uninstall a Theme by Resetting to the Default Theme
The second option you have for uninstalling a Chrome theme is to simply remove it by resetting the browser to use the default theme.
STEP 1: Open Chrome and go to the Settings page via the menu icon or by typing chrome://settings/ into the address bar.
STEP 2: Go to the Appearance section where you should see an active Reset to default theme button.
STEP 3: Simply click the Reset to default theme button to remove the installed theme and reset Chrome back to the default blue-gray theme that came with the installation.
As a side note, when you install a theme on Google Chrome, the theme files are downloaded and stored in the following folder:
USER is your computer username. The path might be slightly different depending on what operating system your computer is running, but it should suffice to know that while uninstalling the theme, its files are also removed from the Extensions folder.
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