How to Change Your Dashboard on Tumblr

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How to Change Your Dashboard on Tumblr
You can use a Tumblr dashboard skin in any browser. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

In order to customise the appearance of your Tumblr dashboard, you'll need to install a custom Tumblr skin as a user script in Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer. There are more than 500 free custom dashboard themes available for download on You can also user the add-on "Stylish" to install and manage skins if you use Firefox or Chrome; "Stylish" isn't an option for Internet Explorer.

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  1. 1

    Find the dashboard skin you want to use. You can change your skin at any time, so feel free to try out new themes to see what works and what you don't like.

  2. 2

    Choose your browser from the drop-down menu and how you want to install your dashboard skin. If you have Greasemonkey installed on Firefox or Internet Explorer, you can click "Install as a User Script." You can also use this link for Chrome, which installs user scripts as extensions automatically. If you have "Stylish" installed in Firefox or Chrome, click "Install with Stylish."

  3. 3

    Authorise the installation on your browser. The theme may take a moment to install; once it's complete, visit your Tumblr dashboard to test the skin.

  4. 4

    Remove the theme if you do not like it and want to install another one. In Firefox, go to "Tools," then "Add-Ons" and click "User Styles" to disable the theme. If you have it installed via script, open Greasemonkey to remove the script. Google Chrome users with the script installed can delete or disable the theme by going to "Chrome://extensions."

Tips and warnings

  • Tumblr skins are third-party add-ons and not authorised by Tumblr, and may not look right with every feature.
  • Custom themes may slow down the load time of your Tumblr dashboard, if your new theme is image-heavy.

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