I know how to install themes into Chrome, but I am looking for Chrome's default theme. Specifically the image files to the navigation icons like forward, back, home, reload etc.

I cannot seem to find them. I've googled around for the past 20 minutes and here on the Stack Exchange sites for the past 20 minutes. I simply cannot find them. I even tried unpacking some of the CRX files, but none of them were chrome's default theme.

Does anyone have an idea?

  • What are you trying to do? Do you want to restore the default Chrome's theme?
    – amiregelz
    Nov 14, 2012 at 18:20
  • No, I would like to use the arrows in an application I am creating
    – Ronnie
    Nov 14, 2012 at 18:30
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    The theme resources are available in the Chromium source near src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/ui/resources
    – Dan D.
    Nov 14, 2012 at 19:13
  • hey this is looking promising. Is there a way to download this entire folder so I don't have to browse image by image. I am downloading the chromium source tar ball right now. It's 2GB! I am hoping I'll find something in there
    – Ronnie
    Nov 14, 2012 at 19:20
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    possible duplicate of How can I download Google Chrome's UI icons?
    – Nifle
    Dec 22, 2012 at 19:12

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The default theme as well as the user interface files are not available separately in your Google Chrome installation. As stated by https://superuser.com/users/44887/dan-d , you can access the UI files at http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/ui/resources/touch_180_percent/common/

You can also search for PNG files at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/source/search

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