Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Enable Google Chrome Dark Theme on Windows 10 (Google Chrome Canary users only)

On last month December 2018,  we get rumors Google bringing new dark mode to Chrome for macOS Mojave and now it appears Chrome browser also getting the same treatment in Windows 10. Currently, Chrome incognito window sports a dark theme and looks beautiful and less straining to eyes at night, but it is limited to private browsing only.  While Windows 10 already supports dark mode for Microsoft edge and Mozilla Firefox also But Google hasn’t yet added support for the Windows 10 dark mode to Chrome browser.




And now Google Chrome is ready to support a built-in “dark mode” skin. Currently, the feature is in testing, that only available via Google Chrome Canary distributions. If you want to give the dark theme for Chrome a try, there’s a new –force-dark-mode flag enables the dark mode every time you start the Chrome browser.

Google Chrome Dark Theme

How to enable dark theme on Chrome

Here is a step by step instruction to force Google Chrome dark theme.

  • First of all download and install the Canary version of Chrome.
  • Move to the desktop, Right click on shortcut icon of new installed Google chrome and select properties.

chrome properties

  • Here on chrome shortcut properties Move to the Shortcut tab.
  • In the “Target” field, append the following flag at the end of the path:
--force-dark-mode
  • And Target should look like similar to this line:

"C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome SxS\Application\chrome.exe" --force-dark-mode".

enable Google Chrome dark mode

  • Click the Apply and OK button to make save changes.
  • That’s all open chrome browser this will represent the brand new dark mode.



Google Chrome Dark Theme look

If you want to revert the changes, again open chrome properties and remove the --force-dark-mode flag from the Target field to see Chrome with the normal default theme.

Note: Google chromes new Dark theme is still in development and the final version may look different to the current one. Let’s try the new chrome Dark mode and let share your experience on comments below.

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