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    Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page in Google Chrome

    How to Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize Menu in Google Chrome
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    26 Apr 2021
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    How to Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize Menu in Google Chrome

    Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize menu is now enabled by default in Google Chrome when you have Google set as your default search engine, and can no longer be disabled.



    When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you can open a New Tab page Ctrl+N in Google Chrome and click/tap on the Customize button at the bottom to see the New Tab page customization menu.

    Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable the Color and Theme menu to show in the New Tab page customization menu.

    The Color and Theme menu allows you to change the Google Chrome browser color scheme using a color you select. You can select from a number of preset colors, the default color, or a custom color.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing the Color and Theme menu in the New Tab page customization menu in Google Chrome.


    Contents

    • Option One: Enable Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize Menu in Google Chrome
    • Option Two: Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize Menu in Google Chrome



    EXAMPLE: Color and Theme dialog for New Tab page customization menu in Google Chrome
    Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page in Google Chrome-chrome_ntp_customize_menu-1.jpg
    Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page in Google Chrome-chrome_ntp_customize_menu-2.jpg Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page in Google Chrome-chrome_ntp_customize_menu-3.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Enable Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize Menu in Google Chrome


    1 Open Google Chrome. (see screenshot below)

    2 Copy and paste the link below into the address bar of Chrome, and press Enter.

    chrome://flags/#ntp-customization-menu-v2

    3 Select Enabled or Default for the NTP customization menu version 2 setting.

    This will enable the new NTP (New Tab page) customization menu. It is required to see the Color and Theme menu when enabled below.


    4 Copy and paste the link below into the address bar of Chrome, and press Enter.

    chrome://flags/#chrome-colors

    5 Select Enabled or Default for the Chrome Colors menu setting.

    This will enable showing the Color and Theme menu in the New Tab page customization menu.


    6 Copy and paste the link below into the address bar of Chrome, and press Enter.

    chrome://flags/#chrome-colors-custom-color-picker

    7 Select Enabled or Default for the Custom color picker for Chrome Colors menu setting.

    This will enable showing the custom color picker in the Color and Theme menu.


    8 Click/tap on the Relaunch Now button at the bottom to apply.

    Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page in Google Chrome-chrome_new_tab_colors_menu.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize Menu in Google Chrome


    1 Open Google Chrome. (see screenshot below)

    2 Copy and paste the link below into the address bar of Chrome, and press Enter.

    chrome://flags/#chrome-colors

    3 Select Disabled for the Chrome Colors menu setting.

    This will disable showing the Color and Theme menu in the New Tab page customization menu.


    4 Click/tap on the Relaunch Now button at the bottom to apply.

    Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page in Google Chrome-disable_chrome_color_and_theme.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn





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    Google Chrome Colors


    I am using Google Chrome 90. None of those color options are available in chrome://flags after I searched for colors.

    Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page in Google Chrome-capture.png

    What is wrong here?
    Last edited by Cesare; 25 Apr 2021 at 20:48. Reason: New image.
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    Cesare said:
    I am using Google Chrome 90. None of those color options are available in chrome://flags after I searched for colors.
    What is wrong here?
    Hello,

    Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize menu is now enabled by default in Google Chrome when you have Google set as your default search engine, and can no longer be disabled.
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    I have the Google home page set up as my default page in Chrome. The color options are now available in the Customize your Chrome profile on the top of the settings page, where it says "You and Google" branch. See the image below:

    Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page in Google Chrome-capture.png

    There are no other color options available that I can see.
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    Cesare said:
    I have the Google home page set up as my default page in Chrome. The color options are now available in the Customize your Chrome profile on the top of the settings page, where it says "You and Google" branch. See the image below:
    There are no other color options available that I can see.
    When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you should see a Customize button on the New Tab page like in the example screenshots. You should see the Color and theme settings available on Customize this page.
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  7. Posts : 290
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    I have Google set up as my default home page in Chrome. I do not see the Customize button on the new tab page, nor the color and theme settings on the customize page. None of those options are available. I am using Chrome 90.
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    Cesare said:
    I have Google set up as my default home page in Chrome. I do not see the Customize button on the new tab page, nor the color and theme settings on the customize page. None of those options are available. I am using Chrome 90.
    You'll need to set Google set as your default search engine like below instead. It isn't the same as the home page.

    Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows
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    Done. I set the search engine to Google. Now, I got the customize colors. Thanks for the link.
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