Change background and browser theme

Love the mountains? More of a city person? Choose a background wallpaper and a browser theme that match your personality and style. You'll see your background wallpaper as you use your computer and when you're prompted to sign in to your account.

Set background wallpaper

  1. If you haven't already, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Click the status area in the lower-right corner, where your account picture appears.
  3. Select Settings and find the “Appearance” section.
  4. Click Set wallpaper.
  5. You can choose one of our background images, add your own image, or if you're indecisive, select the surprise option:

    • To choose one of our background images, select a category and choose an image.
    • To display one of your own images, select the Custom category and click Choose File. Select an image and click Open. You can center, center crop, or stretch the image.
    • To get a randomly-selected image, select Surprise Me.

    Note: Due to security reasons, you may not be able to select certain files.

If you aren't connected to the Internet, you won't be able to select a new wallpaper image. Instead, choose an image you've selected before, since previous selections are available offline.

Set browser theme

  1. If you haven't already, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Click the status area in the lower-right corner, where your account picture appears.
  3. Select Settings and find the “Appearance” section.
  4. Click Get themes. You'll be taken to the Chrome Web Store, where you can find extra resources for the Chrome browser.
  5. Once you find a theme that you’d like to try out, click Choose theme.
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Next steps

Note: Some of the features described above are not available on all Chromebooks.

Discuss with other Chromies in Chromebook Central.