Mar 23 2021 09:41 AM
Mar 23 2021 09:41 AM
A few weeks ago, we officially kicked off our theming journey with the release of two dozen themes on the Microsoft Edge Add-on site. These themes allow you to change the look and feel of your browser profile with colors and imagery inspired by Microsoft 365 and some of your favorite Xbox franchises like Halo, Sea of Thieves, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and more. Sometimes, however, you just want a splash of color. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve made it even easier to personalize Edge with 14 brand new theme colors in Settings.
Beginning with today’s Dev channel update, we’ve updated the Appearance page in Settings to make it easier than ever to theme your browser. The Overall appearance section changes the primary look of the browser, including new tabs, pages, dialogs, and other menus. By default, Edge will try to match the appearance of your operating system, but if you prefer to always live in light or dark mode you can do that too. Like other Chromium browsers, this setting applies to all of your profiles.
To add a splash of color to your tabs, address bar, and other parts of the browser, simply select any of the color swatches in the Theme section. Edge comes with 14 theme colors to fit your every mood, from various shades of gray to fun and playful colors. These themes are unique to each profile and are great for helping you quickly understand whether you’re in your personal, work, or school profile.
Pro tip: You can also show the theme color on the New Tab Page by opening a new tab, clicking on the Page Settings button () in the top-right corner, and selecting Custom > Custom theme.
We’ve also made it easier to discover more custom themes on the Microsoft Edge Add-on site, allowing you to personalize Edge with an even wider range of themes. And when you install a custom theme from a store, a new swatch for the theme will appear near the end of the theme list. As with the built-in theme colors, simply select Default or another color to remove or change your theme.
We’ve been humbled by the excitement we’ve seen for themes over the last few weeks, and we’re thrilled to introduce even more ways to personalize Edge. Some of our eagle-eyed Insiders may have noticed us building this feature behind a flag in recent weeks. Thank you for all of the feedback and comments you’ve shared with us so far! Please continue sharing your thoughts via the Send Feedback tool (Alt+Shift+I) and in the comments, and stay tuned for more updates on themes in the future.
— William Devereux, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Edge
Mar 23 2021 11:19 AM
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Mar 23 2021 05:24 PM
@William Devereux There's a issue with Edge streaming Netflix shows. It works all fine logging in and browsing trending shows, until I start to play any. Please fix it.
Mar 24 2021 03:31 AM
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Mar 24 2021 10:29 PM
Thanks for the new feature. I'm always a fan of simplicity.
But I think there should be an option to select a color specifically for dark/light mode.
As I use dark mode at night and light mode during the day and 'System Default' as overall appearance, it doesn't look well when dark mode is enabled with light toolbar colors or vice versa.
Apr 08 2021 02:32 PM
Apr 10 2021 07:32 AM
For me themes does not work.
I installed one from the "store" but it does not show up in the appearance page (edge://settings/appearance) as shown on your screen capture (like "Halo").
If I try to install it again, I get an error saying "Already installed".
Apr 12 2021 08:08 AM
@Colin - I'm not talking about the favicon but about the tab title. The title is dimmed/faded/greyed out using the default themes.
And it's not when using any sort of colour theme.
Yes, favicon dimming still works.