How To Enable Dark Mode For Google Chrome On Windows 10

Chrome dark mode is a new look for the web browser that replaces its usual white color scheme – and it’s easy to use. We have prepared an article, where you’ll learn all options to enable the dark mode for Google Chrome on Windows 10.

Enable Dark Mode For Google Chrome From Settings App


STEP 1: Go to the Settings app, choose Personalization, and click Colors.

STEP 2: Now, scroll down to the switch marked Choose your default app mode.

STEP 3: To get a dark mode, change this to Dark, and all apps with a native dark mode, including Chrome, will change color. The changes are applied immediately, no need to restart your browser.


But what if you don’t want to turn everything dark – just Chrome?

How To Force Dark Mode For Google Chrome 

Luckily, there is an option available as a hidden flag in Chrome 78. Important: Flags are experimental features, they can work, but sometimes they cause issues.

STEP 1: Enter the following address in your URL bar: chrome://flags/ and press Enter.

STEP 2: Search for Dark Mode in the search box.

STEP 3: Click the box to the right of Force Dark Mode for Web Contents and select Enabled for the default setting.

STEP 4: At the bottom, hit the Relaunch button to restart your browser. Chrome will close and relaunch all your open web pages.


Force Chrome Dark Mode In Windows 10 Via Shortcut 

The last way to force dark mode for Google Chrome is by adding a line into a Chrome shortcut on your computer. 

STEP 1: Find the shortcut you used to launch Chrome and right-click it. It is located on your desktop or in your taskbar.

STEP 2: Next, select Properties and find the Target box. This is a whole address where Chrome is stored on your PC. It should look like this:

C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe

STEP 3: Add this text to the end of that Target box:  –force-dark-mode NOTE: Don’t forget to make a space between .exe and —

The result looks like this:

C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe –force-dark-mode

STEP 4: Click OK to save changes.

STEP 5: Close Chrome and reopen it, now your browser should have a dark theme.

IMPORTANT: You can easily go back to the light version of Chrome by removing the –force-dark-mode text.


If you need any help regarding Google Chrome, we have plenty of interesting YouTube tutorials right here

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