Customization

How to install Chrome themes on Microsoft Edge

You can now change the look and feel of Microsoft Edge with Chrome themes, and these are the steps to complete the task.

Microsoft Edge with Chrome theme

Since the new version of Microsoft Edge is based on the Chromium project, the new default browser for Windows 10 shares many similarities to the Chrome browser, including the look and feel, support for extension, and now support for Chrome themes.

The ability to use Chrome themes from the Chrome Web Store with the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge has been available for a while, but it required to enable a specific flag from the advanced settings. However, the feature is now slowly being integrated into the browser, and now, you can start using Chrome themes in the Beta or Canary versions of Edge without the need to mess with the advanced flag settings.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to install and uninstall Chrome themes on the new version of Microsoft Edge.

Install Chrome theme on Microsoft Edge

To download and install a Chrome theme on Edge, make sure support for Chrome extensions is enabled, and then use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Open the Chrome Web Store in the Themes category.

  3. Select the theme you want to use.

    Chrome Web Store themes
    Chrome Web Store themes
  4. Click the Add to Chrome button.

    Microsoft Edge install Chrome theme
    Microsoft Edge install Chrome theme

Once you complete the steps, the theme will apply the new visual changes. However, there is a caveat, because Chrome and Edge have their own new tab page, so the background for the theme won’t appear on Microsoft Edge. Instead, you’ll continue to see the image of the day from Bing.com.

Uninstall Chrome theme on Microsoft Edge

To remove the custom theme on Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and More (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Click on Settings.

  4. Click on Appearance.

  5. Click the Remove button.

    Microsoft Edge remove custom theme
    Microsoft Edge remove custom theme

After you complete the steps, the theme will be uninstalled from the browser.

Enable Chrome theme support of Microsoft Edge

If the option is not available, you should be able to turn on the feature from the experimental settings.

To enable theme support on Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Type the following path in the address bar and press Enter:

    edge://flags/#edge-allow-store-extension-themes
  3. Use the drop-down menu on the right of “Allow installation of external store themes” and select the Enabled (or Disabled to turn the feature off) option.

    Microsoft Edge enable Chrome themes
    Microsoft Edge enable Chrome themes
  4. Click the Restart button.

After you complete the steps, you can use the above instructions to change the look and feel of the browser using a theme from the Google Chrome Web store.