Chrome "dark mode" for Windows 10 confirmed


The company has been planning to add a dark mode for Chrome on Windows 10 for a few months, and first signs of the new dark theme have appeared on the latest versions of Chrome Canary.

The "-enable-feature=DarkMode" flag that lets Chrome automatically switch between a light and dark mode depending on the operating system's UI light/dark color scheme is now not supported on Windows 10. Windows 10 has already implemented this, but it relies on app developers to do their part, which Google is now doing for the Chrome browser.

Chrome 73 is going to include support for macOS 10.14's dark mode, with an alternative color scheme for its user interface that cuts the brightness.

Restart Chrome and it should launch with the dark theme enabled.

As noted by TechDows.com, Kasting had submitted a bug report in May a year ago referring to the absence of a dark mode on Google Chrome.

In other words, don't even think of using it as your daily driver because you won't be able to do it.

Download Chrome Canary for your Windows machine. If you can't wait for the official rollout, you can still manage to test the implementation using Chrome Canary. As reported by TechDows, Tab Hover Cards will replace tooltips, showing details about the tab's contents when you hover over it.

Download latest Chrome Canary from Google's website.

Next, you need to edit the Chrome Canary shortcut parameters to force it to launch with the dark mode enabled.

Google Chrome is slated to support a built-in "dark mode" skin. To return to the light theme, remove the aforementioned parameter from the Target field in the shortcut Properties screen. Microsoft's Windows 10 is also supporting an option to enable a system-wide dark mode for a long time. We do, however, hope that Google does bring the feature with the next update.

Apple said the reason for offering a dark mode is that it is "easy on your eyes and helps you focus on your work". However, the current version of Edge would soon be replaced with a Chromium-powered sibling, as Microsoft has made a decision to build its own Chrome browser and give up on EdgeHTML.