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I want to switch from firefox to chrome, but after having a black theme for so long it's hard to adjust.

Here's what I mean

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Is it possible to change the color from white to black? If yes, how?

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I looked in Windows Color and Appearance which changed a part of the address bar, but, not everything - i.imgur.com/ukGkB.png - If this is not available in any theme file you have already tried, I do not think it is possible. –  William Hilsum Oct 1 '11 at 4:25
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Another reason chrome is so fast, no frills, all business. –  Moab Oct 1 '11 at 4:30

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To the person who says this isn't possible: WRAWNG!

It is possible in Win7, if you theme the OS itself, as chrome pulls those colors from windows. They are not hard coded and since my Win7 is all black with white text, so is my address bar.

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This isn't possible. Glancing at this source code shows what parts of Chrome are themeable:

// The image resources we will allow people to theme.
const int kThemeableImages[] = {
  IDR_THEME_FRAME,
  IDR_THEME_FRAME_INACTIVE,
  IDR_THEME_FRAME_INCOGNITO,
  IDR_THEME_FRAME_INCOGNITO_INACTIVE,
  IDR_THEME_TOOLBAR,
  IDR_THEME_TAB_BACKGROUND,
  IDR_THEME_TAB_BACKGROUND_INCOGNITO,
  IDR_THEME_TAB_BACKGROUND_V,
  IDR_THEME_NTP_BACKGROUND,
  IDR_THEME_FRAME_OVERLAY,
  IDR_THEME_FRAME_OVERLAY_INACTIVE,
  IDR_THEME_BUTTON_BACKGROUND,
  IDR_THEME_NTP_ATTRIBUTION,
  IDR_THEME_WINDOW_CONTROL_BACKGROUND
};  

You can see that the address box isn't present in the list and consequently, cannot be changed.

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Yes, it can be done via OS itself. On Windows 7 you can do via "Windows color and appearance" window by selecting "Window" option:

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Chrome themes don't affect the address bar, it's the windows theme settings that affect it.

Change the colors in your windows theme via control panel>Appearance>Personalization>Window Color

The colors that affect the address bar are the "Window" colors, so the background will match the window background color and the font color will match the text color.

After you've changed the windows settings, you have to close chrome and reopen.

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You could try browsing the Chrome Themes, you might not be able to reproduce the Firefox theme exactly but should be able to find something close.

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