You can test Google Chrome's dark mode on Windows 10

Yolanda Curtis
January 4, 2019

It's worth noting that the feature does work on older versions of Windows as well, so Google might offer an option to manually select between the light and dark modes from within Chrome instead of simply following the users' Windows 10 settings. Windows 10 comes with no exception.

If you want to turn on or off the Dark themes on your Windows 10 computer, you can use the Settings app to do so.

Chrome technically already has a dark mode within the incognito mode, though you can't enable the same dark mode for the regular browser.

Well, now if we talk about the availability of this well-known feature for Windows 10, then let me clarify that the tech giant Google's famous and most used web browser, of course, Chrome browser for Windows 10 will also receive the so-called dark mode throughout this 2019 just like the tech giant Apple's macOS Mojave.


It took Google a bit longer to integrate dark mode functionality in Chrome for the Windows operating system.

Restart Chrome and it should launch with the dark theme enabled. Hopefully, we'll get a dark mode for Chrome on mobile soon as well.

The flag is "-force-dark-mode" and will let Chrome Canary users enable the Chrome dark mode skin at all times, regardless if Windows 10 is in the Light or Dark color scheme.

The first thing you need to do is to download Google Chrome Canary.


Right-click on Chrome Canary's desktop shortcut and go into its Properties.

Add -force-dark-mode to the end of the Target field and make sure that there is a space between the command and the path, e.g.

Once you've done this, when you open Canary it'll be in dark mode. Similarly, Mozilla implemented the dark theme to Firefox and the support for the dark theme came into the latest release of macOS. "For desktop, native dark mode support is in progress; in the meantime, we generally suggest people [to] use a dark theme", he said.

Tab Cards now only work in Chrome Canary - an experimental version of the browser that lets early adopters try new features first, and enables developers to see how their sites and apps will work in future versions of Chrome.


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