Google Chrome 21 broke the installation process for developers like Brand Thunder who host their own downloads. While we were working toward a fix for their August 15 release date – they pushed early resulting in downloads not working as of now.
Update: Installer for Windows Available
If you’re on a Windows PC, you’ll download a .EXE file. Save that file to your computer and double click to start the installation of your theme.
Mac & Linux Users:
Providing an installer actually increases the amount of work you. Because of that, please follow the instructions we originally posted below:
The manual steps you need to take are the type of experience we strive to provide our users. Until Google allows for a different option, the video is a good summary but text instructions also follow. This 50 second video from the fine people at Blogsolute offers a nice visual of what will be described below.
The debate continues over whether it’s better to have a closed system for distributing apps or a more open one. You see it a lot in comparing Apple’s App Store to Google’s Android Marketplace. Apple reviews and approves every app before launch. You’re ensured a certain level of product quality, integrity and safety because of that pre-approval. Android – buyer beware. It’s easy for anyone to upload an app, and while it’s a waste of time when you download a poorly designed and functioning app, it’s harmful when that app carries malicious code with it.
The battle is also fought in the browser space. Firefox has a “sandbox” that all extensions must enter to be reviewed by one of the Mozilla community volunteers before it’s ultimately released into the public. The Google Chrome Web Store is like the Android Marketplace in that anything and everything loaded is immediately available for public consumption.
The browser theme of the week for this week is the “Winery Harvest” theme from theme designer “Madonna“. This theme features grapes on the vine in a beautiful vineyard setting perhaps on the West coast of the USA or somewhere Internationally. The red and purple grapes drop down from the wine and are ready for picking. Madonna ads some green leaves to help bring out the lush purple and red grapes along with a delicious glass of wine ready for consumption. This is a stunning theme for Firefox or Internet Explorer users and a great way for wine fans to dress up their browsers.
Are the dog days of summer getting to you? Need a change in your life as you wade through the hot, dry months that never quite seem to end? Why not spruce up the look of your Chrome browser with a new theme?
There are a wide variety of new 2012 Chrome themes out there for you to choose from, some full of color and striking images while others showcase your favorite band or sports team.
Take a look at a few of our favorite new Chrome themes for 2012:
It’s certainly no secret that a lot of people aren’t satisfied with the way Facebook designs its site (why those people complain about this on Facebook is another story, but you get the idea), and Facebook themes and skins offer the perfect solution.
Some of these skins allow you to change the look of your page, while others come with even more features, such as a dislike button, music player, status effects, photo zoom and more.
Sure there are hundreds and thousands of brilliantly designed Google Chrome themes in galleries across the Internet with intricate designs, elaborate decorations and amazing graphics. But sometimes as a Chrome user, you just want a simple theme design to give your browser a little different look without going overboard. You still want to be able to quickly access your bookmarks, Chrome Extensions and navigation bar without much obstructions.
The popularity of black Google Chrome themes cannot be denied. The color black itself is authoritative and powerful evoking a bold statement wherever it is used.
A lighthouse helps ships navigate through dangerous waters, and we’re helping you navigate through the vast sea of browser themes in our gallery with this week’s “Theme of the Week”. The theme is called the “Stormy Lighthouse” and features a lighthouse perched upon a rocky coastline with a ferocious thunderstorm brewing in the background. Some ominous clouds are approaching from the West as the Lighthouse provides much needed direction to the ships at sea. The image of the lighthouse is in
You may have seen the frightening warnings that Google Chrome will pop when installing a theme. “WARNING! This extension will follow you home from work!” Eek!
OK, it’s not that bad, but it can feel like it. To be fair, Google is just trying to warn you of what could happen, not what will happen. It’s kind of like your mom following you around and telling you not to get run over every time you cross the street. I appreciate the consideration, but…
Firefox has rolled out its latest version and, like many updates, it comes with a host of features that are designed to improve a user’s browsing experience. In the case of Firefox 14, the biggest draw might come from its new use of SSL-encrypted HTTPS search functionality.
A favicon will also no longer be shown in the URL bar next to the address; instead, it will now be a globe or padlock in order to prevent malicious sites from misleading users with padlock favicons.
This has improved search security in the browser, which is perhaps the most important aspect of all. Other
Updating your Firefox browser is ideal because it helps you take advantage of all of the new features that come in a new version. It’s understandable for one to be wary of updating for fear of losing add-ons, but most Firefox add-ons are already compatible with new versions of the browser by default.
However, some Firefox add-ons are not always immediately compatible with a new version. However, there is no need to fret – you can get all of your add-ons working again in a few easy steps.