How to get dark mode on Google Chrome

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24 Apr 2019

Want to enable dark mode on Chrome? Here's the way

Google has launched Chrome 74, the latest version of its browser, for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The new iteration comes with some notable improvements and bug fixes, including the much-awaited dark mode.

However, the sad part is, the dark mode is being rolled out only for select users, which means you will have to enable it manually.

Here's the way to do that.

Working

How the dark mode works

How the dark mode works

While MacOS users have been enjoying dark mode since Chrome 73, Windows users will get the capability in the latest version.

However, it doesn't work with some sort of setting that you have to enable to turn the browser's UI dark.

Chrome's new dark mode ties to the 'Colors' settings in Windows 10; if you switch it to dark, Chrome will also turn dark.

Manual activation

However, you can enable it manually

Chrome's dark mode setting cannot be enabled but you can force it through a specific set of steps highlighted by The Verge.

Basically, you will have to head over to the properties of the Chrome icon you use to launch the browser and type in "--force-dark-mode" (without quotes) towards the end of the target location field.

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Dark mode is coming for select users at the moment

Dark mode is coming for select users at the moment

Chrome's dark mode is being rolled out for select few users, but these particular steps will help you get it immediately.

It's also worth noting that you'll have to re-launch the browser after changing the properties to get the dark theme.

And, if you use a pinned Chrome tab from the taskbar, you'll have to unpin and pin it again post the change.

Effect

Note: Dark mode won't recolor web pages

Having said that, it's also imperative to note that enabling the dark mode doesn't mean that the browser recolor web page elements.

It will give an incognito-like look to the interface of the browser, turning its Omnibox, Bookmarks Bar, three-dot overflow menu, new tab page, and main settings dark.

Meanwhile, all other pages, including loaded websites, well remain white.

How to get Chrome 74

To get Chrome 74, head over to the 'About Chrome' section from 'Settings' to initiate the download. Once it gets completed, restart the browser to apply the update.

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Most asked questions

Is dark mode available on Android?

When dark mode will come for Chrome's Android version?

How to enable dark mode on Mac?

Are there any other new features in Chrome 74?

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Is dark mode available on Android?

Asked 2019-04-24 19:54:46 by Chirag Khan

Answered by NewsBytes

No, the feature has not yet reached the Android version of the Chrome.

When dark mode will come for Chrome's Android version?

Asked 2019-04-24 19:54:46 by Shreya Pillai

Answered by NewsBytes

The feature is in beta and should be available in a matter of months.

How to enable dark mode on Mac?

Asked 2019-04-24 19:54:46 by Saanvi Jindal

Answered by NewsBytes

You can do that by changing the theme of your MacOS PC.

Are there any other new features in Chrome 74?

Asked 2019-04-24 19:54:46 by Devansh Mistry

Answered by NewsBytes

The update also brings a flag that can be used to block websites from detecting Incognito mode.

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