I want to use the Arc-Darker theme in chrome and Arc-Dark in my system but when I click on use GTK+ in chrome then it uses the default system theme (Arc-dark) but I want it to use a different one.
I saw an article (It was outdated) doing this in chromium but I wanna know that how to do it in chrome. Article Link: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=246528

I am using Manjaro.

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You would need to run an app with env GTK_THEME=Adwaita-dark /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.

  • I know that but what is chrome's app name I tried chrome and google-chrome but it's not working
    – Unnat
    Mar 24, 2021 at 9:59
  • This works for me: env GTK_THEME=Adwaita-dark /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.
    – Jiri B
    Mar 24, 2021 at 10:13
  • Thanks now it worked
    – Unnat
    Mar 24, 2021 at 10:19
  • But it changes back to default when I reopen it
    – Unnat
    Mar 24, 2021 at 10:20
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    Of course there is but how can I know how do you run your chrome? If you click on an icon - I can only guess, not using these things - you probably need to modify/override .desktop file which defines how to run chrome. I was able to google it in 3 secs, see linuxuprising.com/2019/10/…
    – Jiri B
    Mar 24, 2021 at 11:57

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