How to activate the dark mode feature in the Google Chrome browser

how to activate dark mode feature in the Google Chrome browser

Google Chrome, recently has been getting a lot of tweaks. A recent and very notable one is its new RAM usage reduction feature., which speeds up the browser by dropping a couple of processes in the background. It is now moving onwards with the dark mode feature in the Chrome browser. You can even switch on the dark mode theme right now in the Google Chrome browser.

This feature is really long overdue. And to compensate users for that long time before its coming, the Google developers have created a command flag for the feature. With this command flag, other developers can get an early hands-on of the feature and throw in a couple of advices on how the final feature should work.

It works only on Google Chrome Canary

But as with many other new tech products, there is a catch with this one as well. The one downside is this new feature, for now, only on the Canary version of the Google Chrome browser.

Well, if you are still interested to have the dark mode feature on your Google Chrome right now, below are the steps to get it.

How to activate dark mode feature in Google Chrome browser

1. Currently, the feature works only on Chrome Canary, so download the latest Google Chrome Canary version.

2. Install the browser.

3. After the installation, right-click on its browser’s shortcut icon on the desktop

4. Then choose Properties.

5. Choose the “Shortcut” tab.

how to activate dark mode feature in the Google Chrome browser

6. Under the “Shortcut” tab, there is a directory labelled Target.

7. Edit the Target by adding “–force-dark-mode” at the end. (Without the quotation marks)

8. Click on Apply and hit OK.

The appearance of the dark mode looks similar to that of the incognito mode in the Chrome browser. The only difference is that the most part of the browser’s very first page is still white.
Below are screenshots of how Google Chrome looks in the Dark Mode.

how to activate dark mode feature in the Google Chrome browser how to activate dark mode feature in the Google Chrome browser

Microsoft Windows 10’s browser, Edge, already has its own dark mode. And the OS itself, Windows 10 introduced its dark mode along with its April update in 2018. Although it is still under development, there is no telling that Google Chrome will release its dark mode soon, since it is out for developers to test it out and give suggestions.
When the stable version is ready, Google will release it to the main version of Google and not just the Chrome Canary version.

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