More about this extension

Change Log:

Dom parsing is more generic.

Background images are removed upon applying color changes

Older Versions

  1. Version 1.0
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    Change Log:


  2. Version 1.1
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds
    Developer Builds (Linux)

    Change Log:

    - Added default values (instead of plain white)

    - Colors changes are now applicable to more html tags.
    - switched from toolstrip implementation to browser action (as it seems (thanks for the advice), toolstrip are   now deprecated.
    - Since the toolstrip is gone, the extension now works under Chromium linux.
    - Removed containers color setting (background color does the job now).

  3. Version 1.2
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds (Linux)
    Developer Builds

    Change Log:

    Added option to apply color changes on every pages (when enabled).

    Added option to apply color changes on startup (thanks to Darcs for the contribution!)


  1. How to change colour?

  2. lyrasen says:

    You should see a “change color” button at the bottom left of your browser when the extension is active; clicking on it once should replace most of the page’s colors if no background image is used – clicking on it twice reloads the page and restore it’s original appearance.

    (Note, this only works with windows chromium dev build for, as always, Chromium linux is lagging behind.)
    Also take care of customizing your color preferences before applying the “change color” as I didn’t bother setting defaults values other than white for everything.

    If I update this extension, I will most likely augment the number of html elements to be overriden, perhaps set some code to hide background images and specify default values according to my taste of the moment.

  3. Thanks!!!That’s something.

  4. Angel says:

    Does not actually work on latest version of google chrome

  5. Raicuparta says:

    This would be great, but the new versions of Chrome don’t work the same way, the buttons don’t appear in the bottom. You should fix this by making the button appear in the top toolbar.

  6. Raicuparta says:

    Or make a shortcut 😉

  7. lyrasen says:

    Tested with Chrome dev build, (which afaik is the most recent version for windows) everything works.

    Check the about section of your browser to see if you have a version equal or above.
    (Then you can try setting your preferences and try it on to see if it works.)

  8. Angel says:

    I think you missed point first the button is blank no icon, second Google Chrome Beta is what I am using right now, third maybe it just does not work on windows 7 or xp pro sp3

  9. lyrasen says:

    Chrome Beta != Chrome dev build

    you can get the dev build here:

    (besides, I’ve tested the extension on both windows 7 and windows xp, the button has a label on it (no icon though, for I find it too intrusive)

  10. lyrasen says:

    Thanks Angel and Raicuparta for pointing it out, since Toolstrips are now deprecated, I just updated to a browserAction (until there’s an api to place the action into the page specific settings).

    See the changelog for more details.

  11. Brian Goodyear says:

    Hi. I’m using the Linux dev version and have changed the colors but nothing is changing on the web pages. I can’t see any button to push. Am I missing something?

  12. weaboofagat says:

    It would be great if u could make the colors stay like that.
    Or make it autoadd the colors to everypage and list of pages to not autoadd them to.

  13. inky says:

    I don’t see anyway to save these color options when reloading a page or loading a new page. That is what I really am after. Like you can with I.E. and firefox. Does anyone know of an extension that would do this or will this extension be updated to include this feature? Thanks.

  14. Zach says:

    I’d like to do this on every web page after a certain hour, for browsing at night, because the whites are too bright. Can you add this functionality?

  15. JiMi says:

    I am using Chrome Plus , and no problems!!

  16. lyrasen says:

    To everyone requesting persistent color changes, the option has been added in version 1.2.

    Special thanks to Darcs for first suggesting it, and thanks to him for also adding the option to change colors on startup.

  17. dracflamloc says:

    That would be drac 😉 Enjoy folks

  18. inky says:

    Thanks for the save color option. There’s a few more quirks I would like to point out about this extension. The first is, when loading a web page, the colors do not change instantly. There is a split second were the original color shows before changing to specified colors. Sometimes more than a split second. This is noticeable especially when using very dark color preferences. Second, can you make an option to change background images to the specified color. Web pages that use images for borders etc. show up very bright while the rest of the page is muted. Thanks again.

  19. lyrasen says:

    inky: the new version is now supposed to replace the background images as well as being a little faster in applying the color changes. Have fun.

  20. inky says:

    Thats much better. I don’t see those annoying bright background border images. It also is faster switching colors on page load. I understand about the page needing to load fully first. This is a very useful plugin and you made a nice effort.

  21. suffian says:

    great extension,can you add a hotkey to launch change colours?

  22. codemac says:

    It would be very cool to have a whitelist option, where I can tell it to not change the color of certain pages (where I have other scripts, or it looks bad). Great extension!

  23. wizardian says:

    invalidvalue for perission ? I dont know what is that?

  24. Rotheblog says:

    Does this extension work on Chrome / Windows 7? It doesn’t appear to be for me…

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