How to Change Chrome New Tab Background

It’s easy to get bored at Chrome’s single white image background. Can we change this background image when opening a new tab? Yes we can. Chrome allows you to automatically switch the new tab page’s wallpaper every day.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 12, 2021

It’s easy to get bored at Chrome’s single white image background. Can we change this background image when opening a new tab? Yes we can. Chrome allows you to automatically switch the new tab page’s wallpaper every day. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for devices running Google Chrome

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First, launch the Google Chrome browser on your Windows 10, Mac, Chrome OS, or Linux computer. Next, open a new tab and click the Customize pencil icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Refer to below image:

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Accessing new tab Customize icon

Now, in the pop-up window that appears, make sure that you are in the Background section. See below image:

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The Background section

Next, on the Background page, you will find a number of preset collections of backdrops, such as “Textures,” “Seascapes,” “Art,” and “Earth.” Google Chrome can automatically apply a new wallpaper from any one of these collections every day on your new tab page.

Let’s say that you want Google Chrome to display a new wallpaper from the “Seascapes” collection on your new tab page.

To do this, first, click the collection’s thumbnail in the grid. See following image:

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Accessing the Seascapes collection

Now, on the next page, Google Chrome will list all of the collection’s wallpapers. Turn on the Refresh Daily switch in the top-right corner of the pop-up window. Refer to below image:

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Enabling daily switch

Now, click Done to save your preferences. See below image:

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Your Done

Next, the new tab page on your Google Chrome browser will show a fresh backdrop from the “Seascapes” collection (or whichever collection you have chosen) every day.

If you like one of the background images, you can see the name of the current background’s creator and its source in the bottom-left corner of the new tab page. See following image:

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Info about the backdrop

There are plenty of other ways that you can customize Google Chrome, such as edit more elements of the new tab page, or create your own browser theme.

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