Experiments settings reset in
44.0.2403.89. Open developer tools settings ▶ Experiments ▶ [✔] Allow custom UI themes to enable theme again.
Chrome Default Dark Theme
Chrome now has a default dark theme, that you can enable via Settings > Appearance > Theme: Dark. It's a great step in the right direction, well done Chrome Team! For those if you who want more customization, Zero Base Themes is here for you :)
Zero Base Themes
An assortment of Chrome Devtools theme that use the Zero Base Template.
Zero Base Themes is built on LESS. Grunt is used to listen for changes to LESS files and generates CSS. This means Node is required.
Clone this repo:
git clone https://github.com/mauricecruz/zero-base-themes.git.
To use an existing theme:
grunt. (If you're going to work on your own theme:
grunt watchto listen for changes).
Chrome > Preferences... > Extensions > DevTools Theme: Zero Dark Matrix = Enabled(also enable
Allow incognitobelow if you wish).
chrome://flags (make sure
Enable Developer Tools experimentsis enabled).
In Chome Dev Tools > Settings (cog icon or
Shift+?) > Experiments > Allow custom UI themes.
Sometimes it's required to close and reopen the dev tools.
Contributing to Template Source
All template files are located in the
/less directory. Files beginning with an
_ indicate template partials. They are imported via
build.less. Any addition/removal of template partials should be reflected in the build file.
/themes/_theme-template.less and modify color values accordingly. Rename the file and save in the
/themes directory. Specify the theme of your choice in
As of Version v. 33.0.1726.0, themes only work via extensions and the developer tools experiments.
There is a thread detailing how this method came about.. Feel free to voice your opinions there.
Blog post and screencast showing how to get up and running and create your own theme as well http://s10wen.com/blog/2014/03/12/chrome-dev-tools-theming-with-zero-base-themes/