How to Reset Chrome Browser Back to Default Theme

After years of using Firefox web browser as my main browser, when I switched to Google Chrome I realized that some things work quite differently in it. For example, unlike the Firefox web browser, you can create new user profiles and only one profile is loaded when you launch the browser. But in Chrome browser, you can switch to any user profile by clicking on the small user icon in the Chrome browser’s window.

Another thing that caught my attention is that in Chrome web browser, you can install and activate just one theme at a time. While in the Firefox web browser for desktop computers, you can install multiple themes and activate only one of them at a time. Anyway, if you have installed a theme in Google Chrome and want to revert back to the default theme then you can proceed as follows:

  1. Launch Chrome web browser, click on the vertical ellipses near the top-right corner (three dots) and choose Settings from the menu that appears.
  2. Scroll down the settings screen until you see the Appearance category.Reset Chrome Web Browser Theme
  3. It will display the currently installed theme, shortcut to visit Chrome web store for installing more themes and right next to these options, you will see Restore to Default option. Clicking on it will instantly remove the installed theme and restore Chrome browser back to the default theme.

When you use this option to restore the default theme in Chrome, it deletes all the files for the previously downloaded themes. If you want to install those themes once again, then you will have to visit the Chrome web store website all over again, search for your favorite themes and install them in Chrome browser.


  1. That option has not existed since like 2013. There currently is no option to reset the theme. You have to reset everything. Don’t steal bad info from someone elses web page the post as your own without verifying first.

  2. The “RESET TO DEFAULT” button no longer exists in the latest release of Chrome. All you can do is choose another theme from the Chrome Web Store.

    Does anyone know another way to get back to the default theme? Or is the default theme available in the Web Store? I can’t see it there.

    1. Just tested on version 60.0.3112.101 (64-bit) on Windows 10. It has “Reset to Default” option. You may have to manually remove the theme from user profile.

      1. You have to add a theme before the ‘Restore to Default’ button shows up. If you’ve never changed your theme, then it won’t be there. Download any theme then you’ll get the button and can restore default.

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