Google’s Chrome gets themed and changes the New Tab page

I have been using Chrome since the first day that the beta made its way to the web and I haven’t regretted it at all. In fact I wouldn’t want to use any other browser so it was nice to see that a new finalized version for this great browser has been released.

Among some of the stats that Google has provided with this release

  • They’ve improved the Javascript performance by more than 150% since the first beta was released (very nice)
  • Since Chrome 2 they’ve increased the Javascript performance by 25% (even nicer)
  • There has been over 3,000 bugfixes in this release ( thank you !)

But most importantly for some is the theme support that is finally built-in to this release of Chrome. Once you’ve updated to the new version just click on the Options menu item and then select the Personal Stuff tab. At the bottom you will see the button to click to have Chrome display the Themes page.

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As you can see there are some 29 themes currently available, including the original Chrome theme. Installing one of the themes is a simple as clicking on the Apply theme button and you are done. Myself I went with the Glossy Blue theme.

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One of the other changes I’ve just noticed as well is that the layout for the New Tab page has changed as well.

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