Tabs are a quintessential part of Google Chrome. We may often negate their importance, but had it not been for the easy ways to control and manage tabs, our online life would have been so hard. We use them daily, and at times, their appearance may become boring. So why not change the look of Chrome tabs to suit our preference? Yes, you can add color to Chrome tabs. We will show you how to change the color of the tab bar in the Chrome browser.
Customizing tabs in Chrome helps in easily identifying the tabs, organizing them, and increasing the visibility of the active tab. There are three methods to change the color of tabs in Chrome. While the first two take the help of Chrome themes, the latter uses tab groups.
Here’s our guide having three methods for changing tab color in Chrome.
1. Use Chrome Themes to Change Tab Color
Themes help you in customizing Chrome’s look to your liking. When you change Chrome’s theme, the color of Chrome’s toolbar or the top bar will be changed. That includes the color of your tabs, search bar (address bar), and bookmarks bar (if active). Changing themes will also affect the appearance of the new tab page in Chrome.
When you have many tabs open, identifying the active tab becomes difficult. The default Chrome colors do not help much as the color difference is negligible. That’s where themes could help. Applying a different Chrome theme helps in changing the color of the active tab.
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Here are the steps to change your Chrome theme:
Step 1: Launch Chrome and click on the three-dot icon at the top. Choose Settings from the menu.
Step 2: In Settings, scroll down to the Appearance section. Click on Themes.
Step 3: The browser will take you to the Chrome theme web store. Google offers several cool themes of its own. You will find them at the start of the Theme store. But if you don’t like their collection, you can choose a different theme by scrolling down. Click on the theme that you want to enable.
Step 4: On the theme page, click on Add to Chrome.
Wait for Chrome to install the theme. When the theme has been installed and activated, the color of your tabs will change.
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3. Change Tab Color Using Tab Groups
Adding a colored accent is another stylish way to distinguish your tabs. You will see a colored line under your tabs. If you were looking to organize tabs by changing their color, this method that uses Tab groups would come handy.
Introduced recently by Google, Tab groups help you in grouping tabs according to their nature, usage, priority, etc. The grouping is to be done manually by the user. You can assign a color for tabs under the same group. So different groups can have different colors.
To create a tab group, right-click on the tab in the top bar. Choose Add to new group.
A grey dot will appear on the left side of the tab. Click on it to name the tab group and assign a color.
To add tabs to an existing group, drag them to the group or right-click on them, and choose Add to existing group. Similarly, to remove a tab from a group, drag it out of it, or choose Remove from group by right-clicking on it.
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