How to Customize Browser Appearance on Brave Browser

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How to Customize Browser Appearance on Brave Browser

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How to Customize Browser Appearance on Brave Browser

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Brave Browser is a fast, secure and privacy-focused internet browser that allows you to surf the web while keeping your data safe. However, did you know that you can also customize the appearance of your Brave Browser to suit your style and preference? In this article, we will show you how to customize your browser theme, modify your new tab page, and personalize your toolbar.

Understanding Brave Browser's Customization Features

Before we dive into the customization process, let's take a look at the different customization features that Brave Browser offers. When it comes to the browser's appearance, Brave gives you the ability to customize the following:

Overview of Brave Browser's customization options

  • Browser Theme

  • New Tab Page

  • Toolbar

Customizing your browser appearance is not just about aesthetics. There are several reasons why you might want to personalize your browser:

Benefits of customizing your Brave Browser appearance

  • Increased productivity: You can customize the layout of your browser to fit your needs and preferences, which can improve your workflow and save you time.

  • Enhanced visual experience: Personalizing your browser with your favorite colors, themes, and images can make your browsing experience more enjoyable and visually appealing.

  • Added privacy: By hiding or customizing certain elements of your browser, you can protect your data and online activities from prying eyes.

Let's take a closer look at each of these benefits:

Increased productivity

Customizing your browser's appearance can help you work more efficiently. For example, you can rearrange the toolbar to put the most frequently used buttons within easy reach. You can also customize the new tab page to display your most visited sites or bookmarks, which can save you time when you need to access them quickly.

Another way to increase productivity is by using a dark theme. Studies have shown that reading white text on a dark background can reduce eye strain and improve reading speed. If you spend a lot of time reading articles or working on your computer, a dark theme may be worth considering.

Enhanced visual experience

Personalizing your browser's appearance can make browsing the web more enjoyable. You can choose a theme that matches your personality or interests, or upload your own background image to make your browser truly unique.

In addition to themes, you can also customize the size and color of the font, which can make reading easier and more comfortable. You can also adjust the zoom level to make text and images appear larger or smaller.

Added privacy

Customizing your browser's appearance can also help you protect your privacy. By hiding or removing certain elements of the browser, such as the bookmarks bar or the search bar, you can prevent others from seeing your browsing history or search queries.

You can also use a private browsing window to keep your online activities hidden from others. Private browsing mode does not save your browsing history, cookies, or temporary files, which can help keep your online activities private.

Overall, customizing your Brave Browser's appearance can help you work more efficiently, enjoy a more visually appealing browsing experience, and protect your privacy online.

Changing the Brave Browser Theme

The theme is an essential aspect of any browser's appearance. You can change it to fit your preference or mood, whether you want a dark mode or something that is more vibrant. Here's how to do it:

How to access the theme settings

To access Brave's theme settings, click on the menu icon located at the top-right corner of the browser window and click "Settings". Next, navigate to the "Appearance" section and click the "Themes" option.

Selecting a pre-installed theme

Brave Browser comes with several pre-installed themes that you can choose from. To select a pre-installed theme, click on the thumbnail image of the theme, and the browser will apply it immediately.

Installing and applying custom themes

If you want to install a custom theme, click on the "Get More Themes" button, and you'll be redirected to the Brave Browser Theme Store where you can explore and download various options. Once you have downloaded your preferred theme, click on the "Add to Brave" button, and the browser will install it automatically. Then navigate to the "Themes" section again and click "Use" to apply the custom theme.

Customizing the New Tab Page

The new tab page is the first page you see when you open a new tab in your browser window. Customizing this page gives you quick access to your frequently-visited websites and other essential information. Here's how you can customize it:

Changing the background image

To change the background image of your new tab page, first open a new tab page, then navigate to the upper-right corner and click on the "Edit" button. From there, you can change the background to an image of your choice or select a pre-installed image.

Adjusting the layout and content of the new tab page

You can also modify the new tab page's layout and contents to suit your preferences. From the "Edit" button mentioned earlier, you can organize your top sites or add bookmarks to the new tab page. You can also add widgets to view weather forecasts, announcements, and other useful information.

Managing your top sites and bookmarks

If you want to customize your top sites and bookmarks, click on the "New Tab Page" section in the "Appearance" tab within the settings menu. From there, you can drag and drop links to reorganize them or remove them altogether.

Modifying the Browser Toolbar

The toolbar is an integral part of any browser since it provides quick access to essential features such as the back button, bookmarks, and access to extensions. Here's how to modify it:

Rearranging and resizing toolbar icons

You can rearrange the toolbar icons by dragging and dropping them to the desired position. To resize the address bar, click and drag the dots located at the end of the address bar.

Hiding or showing the bookmarks bar

The bookmarks bar displays your frequently-used bookmarks. If you want to hide it, simply right-click on it, and click "Hide bookmarks bar." To display it again, right-click on the chrome and select "Show bookmarks bar."

Customizing the address bar and search settings

You can customize the address bar and search settings to make them fit your preferences. Navigate to the "Address bar" section in the Appearance tab and select your preferred settings. You can choose to show or hide bookmarks, suggested autofills, and other options.


Personalizing your Brave Browser can enhance your browsing experience and help you be more productive. By following the instructions outlined in this article, you can customize your browser theme, modify your new tab page, and personalize your toolbar to suit your needs best. Have fun exploring and customizing Brave!