Gmail has deployed a new version of its service this morning , with a lot of new features. In the lot, it's impossible not to mention the arrival of the new themes, of course, and it makes sense because they set the bar very high. Especially with the customization options offered. And precisely, if you can not change your theme, then this article should be of great interest to you.
Rest assured right away because there is no need to master the mysteries of the web to get by. The tool imagined by Google is rather easy to access and it is ultimately intended for all audiences.
The first thing to do will be to look for the options of the themes by clicking on the button located at the top right (the nut) and by selecting the option “Themes” in the contextual menu.
Not all themes offered by Gmail are editable
There, Gmail will open a new window which will be positioned in the center of the page. The themes are all represented by thumbnails. There are about fifty of them, divided into two groups.
Not all themes are editable. In reality, only those located above the horizontal separator can be personalized. The first on the list, then.
You will have to click on a thumbnail to display the tools developed by Google. They will be placed to the right of the “Save” and “Cancel” buttons and they will give you control over the background of the text, the vignetting and the blur.
But how does it actually work? It all depends on the tool in fact:
- Text background: If you click on this button, then you will bring up a little tooltip grouping together two buttons, “Light” or “Dark”. They will allow you to modify the background color of the list of your messages.
- Apply the vignetting effect: This is even simpler. After clicking on the icon, the service will display a slider and you will then only have to move the cursor to the right to darken the corners of the image.
- Adjust the blur: It's exactly the same thing, except that this slider will allow you to increase or reduce the blur of the image.
It seems that all tastes are in nature. I do not know if this is true but know in any case that you can very well change the wallpaper of Gmail by clicking on the “My Photos” button.
It will take you to another window made up of several tabs and you can then browse your photos or load an image from your computer's hard drive.
Better, if necessary, you can even import an image stored online by relying on its URL. When you have found the right illustration, all you have to do is click on its thumbnail and validate everything using the “Select” button.
As far as I'm concerned, I preferred to choose readability and therefore I did not change the theme of my Gmail.
And you ?