How To Change Google Chrome’s Theme, Block ads and Use StumbleUpon Toolbar

Chrome themes

If you want the officially launched Google plugins and themes for the Google Chrome browser, you may have to wait at least a month or two. Google won’t be giving us any themes, toolbars, or plugins before taking their browser out of beta or launch a new stable version of Chrome. We guess these things won’t be happening anytime soon, so here is a tip to change the Default theme of Google Chrome.

You just need to download a small application called Chrome Automatic Theme Changer and apply your favorite theme. The App is bundled with three themes: black, blue (the default) and green. Since these themes are in the format of default.dll files, you simply download your desired theme and put the default.dll file inside.

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Please note that you will need to check the option to ‘show hidden files and folders’ in the “Folder Option” to access the Local Settings folder. If you are currently using Firefox or Safari, there is a theme available for both browsers. Download the Firefox and Safari themes for Chrome at

Chrome themes

AdBlock for Google Chrome

Hate ads? Do you want to also block ads on Google Chrome? Here is a solution for you. Until Google Launches the new Google Chrome version that supports Plugins and someone comes up with a plugin that blocks the ads from the entire web, this temporary solution for blocking ads inside chrome is simple.

You will need to download Privoxy (found via GeekZone), a free Proxy software that removes ads, banners, pop-ups and other Internet junk from the pages you visit. After you have downloaded the Privoxy, do the following steps:

1. Install Privoxy
2. Click on the Wrench icon in Chrome in the upper right corner.
options> Under The Hood> Change proxy settings.
3. A windows box pops up, choose LAN settings.
4. If you have the option, you can also check off “Bypass proxy for local settings”.
5. Click “OK”, close chrome and restart it.

Now, you won’t be annoyed by the ads from websites any more.

Use StumbleUpon with Google Chrome:

The toolbar has not yet been officially launched, but you can still use the Virtual Toolbar to stumble across new sites and share the pages with your email contacts.

Please note that you can’t vote the pages you stumble across up or down, and worst, you can’t specify your interests. But this Virtual toolbar gets the work done for now. Just paste the below URL into the address bar of your Chrome Window and start stumbling.

There is also a Bookmarklet available for all browsers which you can rate and review all pages you stumble across. You can find the bookmarklet here.