Today’s tutorial will teach you How a Microsoft Edge Chromium browser user can use Google Chrome themes in new Microsoft Edge? Though We are doing this tutorial on a Windows 10 powered device, But You can follow given instructions for Windows 7 and Windows 8 as well.
You Can’t Use Chrome Themes In Edge Chromium
You can easily install Chrome extension in Microsoft Edge Chromium browser by enabling an option called Allow extensions from other stores.
But This is still not possible to install and use Chrome themes. You get an error saying, There was a problem adding the item to Chrome. Please refresh the page and try again.
But It doesn’t mean Google Chrome themes can not be installed and used in new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser. There is an unofficial workaround, Through which You can apply Chrome Themes in Edge chromium based browser.
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Workaround To Use Chrome Themes In Edge
There is a downside of this method. This method doesn’t work for Microsoft Edge Chromium stable version. You will have to switch to Microsoft Edge Canary.
Do not worry, Nothing changes in Microsoft Edge Canary version. Everything is same. You can import bookmarks, installed extensions and other things with one click.
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Download Microsoft Edge Canary
Download from here and install Microsoft Edge Canary version.
Modify Microsoft Edge Canary For Chrome Themes Installation
After the installation of Microsoft Edge Canary version is complete, We now need to modify Microsoft Edge Canary’s shortcut. So We can install Chrome themes from the Google Chrome web store.
If You don’t find Microsoft Edge Canary’s shortcut on the desktop, then You will have to manually locate on Drive C or any other partition Where Windows is installed.
Right click on Microsoft Edge Canary’s shortcut and click Properties.
You now need to add this piece of code at the end of the text in the Target field.
Click OK to save the settings.
Let’s move on the next step.
Enable Allow Extensions From Other Stores
You now need to configure your copy of Microsoft Edge to allow the installation of browser add-ons from third-party sources like Chrome Web Store.
Click on the settings button with three dots icon.
In Microsoft Edge Chromium’s extensions section, You will find this option on left down side beneath developer mode. Turn it on and move to the next step.
Edge Chromium Is Ready To Add Chrome Themes
Go to Chrome Web Store and search for themes and install. There should be no issues.
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