Oct 29 2019 08:44 AM
Oct 29 2019 08:44 AM
We have heard your desire to install and use the custom themes that are available on the Chrome Web Store. We have been working to make them work seamlessly on the next version of Microsoft Edge. We have hit some snags along the way, with some extensions behaving in unexpected ways. We are dedicated to providing our customers with a good user experience and so we want to work through these issues before we publish a target date. In the meantime, we are always trying to learn more about how and why, you our customers, really use these products. In this spirit, we would love to know how you use custom theme extensions. For example, do you use them to personalize your browser, and make it feel more yours? Do you use them in different profiles, so that you can tell at a glance which persona you are using while browsing the web? Do you use them to make the browser easier to use or more accessible? Is there something that you do with theme extensions that we haven’t even though of? What is missing from this experience that we could add to make it truly delightful?
Oct 29 2019 11:12 AM - edited Oct 29 2019 11:12 AM
Hi, thanks for sharing!
I think the most beautiful theme that developers can create is to enable Transparent or Acrylic style for the Edge insider UI, it's a highly requested feature.
one more thing is that please create an option so we can choose a separate color for Edge insider's top bar. currently it gets its color from the Windows 10's color but I want a separate color for Edge insider browser window. Google chrome allows this which is convenient.
for example I use purple for my Windows color and it looks nice on all apps and programs but on Edge insider browser, in the top bar, there are tabs with texts and buttons, so that limits my choice of colors and forces me to choose a color that would make those texts more clear.
if you implement this option, I would just set Edge insider top bar color to black and the rest of my apps use the Windows 10's color. Thanks
Oct 29 2019 12:12 PM - edited Oct 29 2019 12:12 PM
@MarsMas what does personalization mean to you? What aspects of Chrome themes or theming overall are important for you? Some examples: custom background, texture, color in the frame, avatars for the browser profile, etc.?
Oct 30 2019 08:33 AM - edited Oct 30 2019 08:36 AM
I mean, it's like a wallpaper to me: the default is fine, but after a while, you want a visual update.
My only "concern": be aware of compatibility and performance degradation. Some themes attempt to do too much (i.e, rearrange the chrome) and that can cause sites to break. As long as it has the developmental impact of changing a wallpaper on your desktop, then I'd actually love to have a few new colors beside beige and dark gray.
Using it between different persona's (you mean profiles?) would actually be kind of useful, but I think Edge would need to properly add containers (e.g., Firefox containers) if we're talking about different tabs.
Nov 01 2019 10:55 AM
I used themes in Chrome a while ago, mostly to give it a unique look instead of bland white. I don't really plan to use any particular theme in Edge besides the Edge Classic (Fluent / Transparent) theme. However, there was something in Chrome that I always hated... no Theme History.
Without theme history, I can't try out new themes or compare more than two themes at a time (unless I create multiple profiles, I guess). Being able to visually see how many recent themes I can revert to,would also be great.
Last I checked, Chrome's theme history was just a "revert" button, and there was no way to temporarily preview a theme. I've lost some pretty cool and hard to find themes because of this. Theme History is a really important feature, so something like Windows 10's recent backgrounds and recent colors would be extremely well appreciated.
I stopped exploring theme options in Chrome because I knew I could lose the theme I liked best.
Nov 01 2019 11:16 AM
Nov 02 2019 07:42 AM
Nov 02 2019 08:58 AM - edited Nov 02 2019 09:01 AM
Don't know about themes, but I care about apps available on chrome webstore like authy extension .
These apps are also not supported on chromium edge, and those are just like extensions but apps of highly importance to me. I'm sending them feedback since first canary build, but they aren't listening to this important bug of chromium edge.
I'm just hoping they would fix it someday.
Nov 02 2019 09:52 AM
Nov 02 2019 10:30 AM
Nov 05 2019 03:30 AM
Nov 05 2019 01:46 PM
@Elliot Kirk It gives a different feel to the browsing experience.
Transparency, pictures and colour would be nice!
Nov 05 2019 01:50 PM
Nov 05 2019 05:50 PM
@noahdsmith and others on the thread... Could you give us more detail on what you mean by "transparency, pictures, and colour"? Which areas of the browser are you expecting to be affected by those elements and what would be helpful/visually pleasing to see? How are you expecting to customize your browser? Which areas of the browser or functionality would you find not useful?