How to Customize Your Windows Browser

Customize your Windows browser

What to Know

  • In Microsoft Edge, select the three-dot menu. Choose Settings. Change the theme from Light to Dark.
  • Select Extensions in the drop-down menu or search the Microsoft Store for Edge Add-ons that customize the browser.
  • Other Windows-compatible browsers—Firefox, Chrome, and Opera—have similar capabilities.

This article explains how to customize the Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 and provides links for information on customizing the Opera, Firefox, and Chrome browsers.

How to Customize Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the default browser that comes with Windows 10. You can customize the look by selecting the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner, which opens a drop-down menu. Select Settings and change the theme from Light to Dark (or vice versa).

Microsoft Edge settings.

Some extensions also allow for different themes. With Edge open, select Extensions in the drop-down menu or go to the Microsoft Store and type Edge Add-ons to search for extensions you can use to customize your browser.

Customize Opera Using Color Schemes and Wallpaper

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

Opera browser settings page.

Customize Firefox Using Themes

With thousands of colorful and creative themes to choose from, you can give Firefox a fresh coat of paint as often as you'd like. Learn the ins and outs of themes in just a few painless minutes.

Firefox themes page.

Customize Google Chrome Using Themes

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

Chrome webstore displaying themes.
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