Orkut Skins (New GreaseMonkey Scripts)

Important Update: Orkut launched theme feature officially now. (Read More…)

Hey pals,
got bore with same blue orkut background???
wanna change the way your orkut looks??no… don’t rush to news section on orkut… its GREASEMONKEY again..
and again its for FIREFOX users only…
so if you don’t have Firefox get it first!!!

Giving below links to few themes… actually they are GreaseMonkey scripts…

Click on your favorite color to change your orkut background d way U like…

  • black
  • blue
  • cream
  • my_skin
  • orange
  • orkut_cinza
  • orkut_soldier
  • preto_laranja
  • purple
  • purple_v2
  • hotmail
  • skin_notron
  • green_reverse
  • green_normal

Related Link :


Rahul Bansal August 3, 2006

To Install Any (or all) Skin..
1. Install Firefox
2. Install GreaseMonkey (U’ll need to restart firefox if u r installing GreaseMonkey for d first time)
3. Install Any or All skin(s).

For Advance Users:
This Skins are just GreaseMonkey scripts. So they will work with GreaseMonkey only n GreaseMonkey is firefox extension so in order to use these skins u need to have firefox & greasemonkey both!!!

vikram October 19, 2010

how can i install this ?

Anonymous August 3, 2006

how to install d skins ?

josh a August 10, 2006

thanks dude :)>-
thanks alot for ur help. it really worked nice
bingo [8)]

Rahul Bansal August 11, 2006

1. Just refresh the tab(s) to see the chages. No need to restart anything after installing any GreaseMonkey script. (Please note, installation of Greasemonkey itself requires restarting firefox)

2. To switch between themes:
From tools menu, select “MANAGE USER SCRIPTS” option.
A Window will pop-up listing all GreaseMonkey scripts installed. Please note installing a script in different than enabling a script.
So to select particular theme, ENABLE appropriate script (n disable others).
To GET BLUE BACKGROUND BACK, disable all “theme” scripts. (Note, this will not uninstall scripts from ur system).

Anonymous August 11, 2006

Hey i have installed GreaseMonkey and i have also installed Black
Now wht to do
Open orkut direstly on tht same tab or restart comp. or firefox???

Anonymous August 11, 2006

If we want our blue theme back???

Anonymous August 15, 2006

i have installed every thing but in tools menu i can’t find install user script..please tell what i have to do…

Rahul Bansal August 16, 2006

From tools menu, select “MANAGE USER SCRIPTS” option.
There is not any “install user script option”…
More about this option is already posted in above comment!
Read all comments before posting one!
Plz 🙂

Rahul Bansal August 16, 2006

No. Others will not see any changes in ur profie/background. This is local effect limited to ur browser. Even u can’t see changes, if u login from another browser or another PC.

swati August 16, 2006

hey will these skin colors will also b seen ny the other’s who watch my profile on orkut

Rahul Bansal August 18, 2006

TO anonymous:
Detail regarding installing scripts r already posted in comment no. 2… jus scroll-up..

Rahul Bansal August 18, 2006

i think i hv given links for 14 skins + few more links…
please mention for which link u got this error!

Anonymous August 18, 2006

hi rahul. please tell me how to change teh background of my orkut? i trued downloading firefox but then im stuck after that. do tell me all the steps.

Anonymous August 18, 2006

ha! it gives Page not found Error 🙁

Rahul Bansal August 19, 2006

Please mention names/link which r not working so can rectify them!!!

Sayan Chakrabarti August 19, 2006

Hey!!! Not all of these backgrounds r working dude!!!

I mean, most are…but not all!!!

Anonymous August 23, 2006

i am not getting the backgrounds/// now what???

Anshul August 28, 2006

i installd th black theme butit turns the ackground in back and not the small windows in which information is displayed, which remains blue only….is the picture provided false?????

Sankar September 19, 2006

hey.thisis gr8….but can u make it such tht al my frnds see the changes and not just me…..

Rahul Bansal September 20, 2006

No bro, pictures are true. Actually Orkut code modified recently. So some effects are not properly visible.
Will give u updated skin guys!

For That we have to ask orkut to provide us with skins! Changes like this are local and concern website has nothing to-do with this!

Priyanka November 27, 2006

Heyy … this was great…. i really loved it.. it rocks…. great going dude..

anilkumar February 7, 2007

hi i changed my background and what should i do to go for normal orkut background? please help me and i cannot change the background to any other color i just stuck tote color i got first. please help me what to do now.

Rahul Bansal February 7, 2007

This is what i already explained!
please read all comments, before making a new one! 🙂

michaeldumontmichael February 18, 2007

it looks really cool!!
one question, though..
am i the only one who can see this?
or will anyone using firefox, be able to see these, when they look at my orkut profile?

Anonymous February 18, 2007

hi i can’t seem to be able to install greasemonkey it only gives me the option to find or sav and if i save it doesnt open the folder ,help please.

heart_rockz February 18, 2007

Please tell me how can i restore back to my original skin page

Rahul Bansal March 18, 2007

Only u can see the skins as it is local effect!

U need to first install firefox and them install greasemonkey from firefox!

I already answered this question!
Please read above comments and let me know if u still have probs! 🙂

shashi April 25, 2007

Thanx Rahul…
this site is exillent yar…i realy impressed u..n wish u all the best 4 ur job.

Rahul Bansal May 2, 2007

Ur welcome dude… Welcome To Devils Workshop! 🙂

Kamran September 19, 2007

The layouts get messed up on the new orkut layout 😀 !

Rahul Bansal September 19, 2007

Yep! It was expected!
We have to wait until someone fix old skins or develop new themes! 🙁

Sujith October 10, 2007

If others cant see it …thn wats the use of it ?????? Orkut is meant fr others to see wats in ours …. its useless yaaaaarrrr…..

Rahul Bansal October 10, 2007

I am not forcing you too use it! 😛
Its for people who want different looks for reasons like saving bandwidth, easier navigation, or just they got bore with same blue look!

lekshmikanth November 27, 2007

i dont know how to change my orkut back ground. if any guys know that pls snd the correct path, my mail id is [email protected]

Rahul Bansal December 29, 2007

this trick used to work with Old Orkut theme!
There is some problem with new orkut theme!

Anyway you may subscribe to this blogs RSS for latest tricks… 🙂

Wishing u happy new year… 🙂
-Rahul 🙂

Chitthu March 6, 2010

i did all the steps which you showed here but no use can you briefly tell me how to change the skin i installed both grease monkey and firefox and i even enabled grease monkey

monika December 28, 2007

I am not a computer professional.And thats y i am not getting this…
pls explain in detail.if u can.

Rahul Bansal December 29, 2007

The trick is already with details. So please let us know steps you have successfully followed and steps where you stuck. That way we can help you better.. 🙂

Wishing u happy new year… 🙂
-Rahul 🙂

Vikram January 22, 2008

Hey man….i installed ur orkut_soldier colour theme….when i started usin it…..the links for scraps ,pictures,fans and messages (the 1s which appear below ur first name)were not working ….i.e.wen u hover ur mouse over those lynks….the mouse cursor doesnt chng to the link cursor and even if u click on those lynks….nothing happens……….I think this is a bug in ur script 🙂

Rahul Bansal January 23, 2008

Actually these are quite old scripts and as orkut has changed its look these scripts might be broken! 🙁
Thanks for notifying, I will soon post a new list of working orkut skins…

You may subscribe to my RSS feed or email alert to receive automatic updates regarding this and other hacks in future!

niki January 24, 2008

when i open my orkut a/c the page is not getting displayed properly i am not gettimg the blue background,i did every thing deleted the cookies cache frm my pc scaned my pc but all in vain plz help me..

Rahul Bansal January 24, 2008

Just read comment above your comment!
I posted answer in detail their. There is no problem with your PC… 🙂

niki January 25, 2008

plzzzzz tell me clearly wht exactly to do to get the blue background back….

Rahul Bansal January 29, 2008

First sorry for late reply as I was away on vacation…

As of now this skins are not workin. But we are working on finding new themes. So hope to post about them here soon… 🙂

You may subscribe to my RSS feed or email alert to receive automatic updates regarding this and other hacks in future!

alpesh March 23, 2008

i installed the blue one and it is working but can this profile, with blue color, be visible to my friends.

when i use other web browser, there is no effect on my profile

Rahul Bansal March 24, 2008

No Alpesh. The changes are local and visible to you only that’s too from same browswer.
If you open your profile in IE or opera you will come to know that no changes have been made anywhere.

maddy March 31, 2008

what do u mean by the script will not be removed from the system
how to removie it from the system and if i remove greasemonkey or firfox will the script be removied

Rahul Bansal March 31, 2008

There is a difference between disabling and uninstalling a script.
If you want to remove script from system, you must uninstall the script.
Details about procedure are here.

raj May 17, 2008

hey i hav installed new orkut themes..
but now i want to get back to normal one..
can any1 help me out plz..

Rahul Bansal May 18, 2008

You need to disable Greasemonkey script responsible for theme.
Details are here.

shibin June 7, 2008

when i’m using my orkut account,ihave got a message.then i clicked on that message..after that i can’t able to change the theme of my account..then if i go to change a message will appear”Select a theme below to customise how your profile and scrapbook will look to all orkut users.
Disable themes. (Only the default orkut theme will be visible throughout the site, including on other orkut users’ profiles)
Note: Skins are disabled on the low bandwidth mode. “so i can’t able to unmark the “disable themes”please help me.plzzzzzzzzz

Rahul Bansal June 8, 2008

I guess you are trying to unmark from low-bandwidth version.
So first disable low-bandwidth version and then try again.

mahendran June 29, 2008

I too had the same low bandwidth probs….thanks for the tip

Rahul Bansal June 29, 2008

Welcome buddy… 🙂

tanna July 16, 2008

how to get back the old orkut from low band width

Rahul Bansal July 20, 2008

Read this for instructions.
Sorry for late reply…

sunil August 16, 2008

hi rahul bansal..
this is sunil and i already done what all u have said to but did not find any effect i tried almost all ur themes no effect… ur blog opens in one tab and orkut in other tab then what to do just tell me…. plz…..

himanshu January 17, 2009

hi rahul i have instaled the themes after that i have disable all themes accept one but i cant understand what to do next please help me………………………………………

Deepak Kumar Jena April 30, 2009

You can try DJTerminatorTheme. It is nice.

sasmita May 16, 2009

hey.. why these changes are not visible to others? i mean where lies the restricting force ,is orkut officially not allowing it?

Rahul Bansal May 19, 2009

Orkut is not restricting anything here.
You gotta be a web developer to understand restrictions here! 😉

santhu May 29, 2009

hey rahul, i have installed the matrix theme but wen i instaled it my orkut page cant display the theme for the whole page ,i mean half of the pafe is displayed with bluw and half is displayed wth matrix theme ……….so wat to do nw?

sharmaagastya June 5, 2009

I cannot see the page of my orkut acct in firefox..though the page i guess is opened…n is visible in internet explorer.
i can though can see n make contact in the gtalk…
so wts the problem with firefox or orkut…
i removed n install again ..but nothing works.
any body can help me????

Sara June 9, 2009

hi, i install firefox, but greasemonkey is not working. when i click on it, it says find save cancel… can u help me???

sauravjit August 22, 2009

Select orkut blue theme,

use this link to change http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#EditSkin.aspx?rl=t&ch=1

rohan November 2, 2009

hey i instal ema watson theam but i am nt abl to apply this theam in my orkut profil told me full procedur fr it

Joshi George December 27, 2009

superb man! rahul rocks

jyothi September 11, 2010

hiiiiiii RAHUL
i really understood very clearly and thanking you.