Dusty Chrome

My Opera Skins:
Dusty Chrome (a.k.a. Opera Google Chrome Dust)

Compatibility: Opera 9.5+
Last Updated: 2009-04-01 @ 20:00
Latest Version: v1.05Download

This skin is just the Google Chrome skin with a few replaced images and the rest desaturated so it matches more closely to the Dust theme in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

I may rename it in the future to “Dusty Chrome”. Name change with v1.02 to Dusty Chrome. πŸ˜‰

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  • 2008-10-06
  • This is the initial version.


  • 2008-10-08
  • Updated checkboxes with those used in Google Chrome and applied desaturation.
  • Desaturated radio buttons that were already there.
  • Desaturated bookmark buttons that were already there.


  • 2008-12-12
  • Updated checkboxes with those used in the Dust theme instead of regular Google Chrome checkboxes.
  • Updated radio buttons to those used in the Dust theme.
  • Updated the scrollbar to match scrollbars found in the Dust theme.
  • Updated icons and other various images with those found in the Opera 10 Alpha standard skin. Updated icons were mostly for composing html email, however there were a few other new ones.
  • Fixed a bug that was introduced with Opera 10 Alpha 1 and the Chrome style tabs.
  • Cleaned up appearance of tabs and new tab icon on pagebar.
  • Cleaned up skin.ini code a little.
  • Updated group_closed.png and group_open.png to match similar icons found in the Dust theme.
  • Officially titled this skin as “Dusty Chrome”.


  • 2009-01-08
  • Replaced pagebar.png background image with one that I worked on a short while back (last year for v1.06 of Standard Dust πŸ˜‰ ) so that the skin matches the latest release of the Dust theme’s title bar color scheme. I will work a little more in the future to perfect it even more.


  • 2009-01-24
  • Set “Fallback foreground = 1” and “Fallback background = 1” after being contacted by Opera about them cleaning up and improving their skin selection.


  • 2009-04-01
  • Retouched the scrollbars and pagebar background to match the ones found in the Ubuntu 9.04 Dust theme.

7 thoughts on “Dusty Chrome”

  1. Opera 9.62 Opera 9.62 Windows Vista Windows Vista
    Opera/9.62 (Windows NT 6.0; U; en) Presto/2.1.1

    Very nice.
    But on Windows, I’ve noticed a very thick address bar and spacing between buttons are weird on the right side of them.
    Keep up the good work, we may see something really smooth in the following versions.

  2. Opera 9.62 Opera 9.62 Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003
    Opera/9.62 (Windows NT 5.2; U; en) Presto/2.1.1


    I just tried this…being using the native windows skin for ages.

    It feels good πŸ™‚

  3. Opera 9.64 Opera 9.64 GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.64 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.1.1

    Thank you so much! My friend introduced me to Opera, and then I discovered the Dust theme for Ubuntu, and I thought to myself “I hope Opera has a skin that meshes well with Dust, like Firefox does”. And here you are! Thanks again! πŸ™‚

  4. Opera 10.00 Opera 10.00 GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; de) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.00

    Hi Kyle, thanks so much for sharing. This skin is wonderful.
    Take care!

  5. Google Chrome Google Chrome GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/532.6

    It’s cool! dust Theme!

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