How to Customize Your Windows Browser

Customize your Windows browser

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Today's browsers are flush with exciting features that make our everyday experience on the web much better than it used to be. Innovations such as tabs, extensions, and private mode have added a new dimension to previously simple browser applications. Some of these new features are highly customizable, giving you the ability to tailor your favorite browser to your liking.

Want to learn how to customize your favorite Windows browser? Check out these step-by-step tutorials on how to change your browser's look and feel as well as how to enhance its capabilities.

Instructions in this article apply to Windows 10.

Customize Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge settings.

Microsoft Edge is the browser that comes with Windows 10. You can customize the look a little bit by selecting the 3-dot menu in the upper right-hand corner, which opens a dropdown menu. Select Settings and then you can change the theme from Light to Dark (or vice versa). Some extensions may also allow for different themes. Click on Extensions in the first dropdown menu, or search for them in the Microsoft Store.

Customize Opera Using Color Schemes and Wallpaper

Opera browser settings page.

The Opera browser lets you alter its appearance by modifying the color scheme (light or dark) as well as choosing from dozens of wallpapers. This tutorial shows you how to locate and install free skins as well as change Opera's color scheme.

Customize Firefox Using Personas

Firefox themes page.

Personas (themes) is a feature that allows you to quickly change the look and feel of your Firefox browser. With thousands of colorful and creative themes to choose from, Personas gives you the ability to instantly give Firefox a fresh coat of paint as often as you wish. Learn the ins and outs of Personas in just a few painless minutes.

Customize Google Chrome Using Themes

Chrome webstore displaying themes.

Themes in Google Chrome can be used to modify the visual appearance of your browser, altering everything from your scrollbar to the background color of your tabs. Chrome provides a very simple interface to locate and install new themes. This tutorial explains how to utilize that interface. You can also create your own themes.