Dark mode in Google Chrome is really cool, right? On the one hand, you can help you save more battery with dark mode; On the other hand, you can relax your eyes for working on the screen at night.
But Google Chrome doesn’t have a built-in dark theme like Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge before Chrome version 74.
App Store you know, the stable version of Chrome 77 is set to land on September 10th. And you can easily get a dark Chrome browser in a few clicks on Windows 10, you can even apply a dark theme to every web page you visit.
Method 1: How to Enable Dark Mode on Windows 10
Actually, Google Chrome published a built-in dark theme on Windows in Chrome 74 and on macOS in Chrome 73. If you want to enable Chrome’s dark theme, just switch your Windows 10 operating system to dark mode.
On Windows 10, just head to Windows Settings > Personalization > Colors and select “Dark” under “Choose your default app mode.”
After that, you can open your Google Chrome and check if you have enabled dark mode! If it can’t work, be sure that you have updated to the latest Chrome version, or you can try force-enable dark mode.
Method 2: How to Force-Enable Dark Mode
With the update of Google Chrome, there is a built-in option that will forcibly enable dark mode. It can force Google Chrome into dark mode even if Windows 10’s default app mode is set to “light.”
Firstly, you find the shortcut you normally use to launch Chrome, it maybe be on your desktop or taskbar. We’ll use the taskbar shortcut.
Secondly, just right-click the shortcut on your desktop and select “Properties.” For a Chrome taskbar shortcut, right-click the taskbar icon, right-click “Google Chrome,” and select “Properties.”
Add a space followed by –force-dark-mode to the end of the Target box. It may be different on your system if Chrome is installed to a different location. On our system, the Target box looks like below, then click “OK” to save your changes.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --force-dark-mode
In the end, click “OK” and use the shortcut to launch your Google Chrome. If you already have Chrome open, you’ll need to close Chrome before relaunching it.
You’ll see that you have enabled the new dark mode theme in Google Chrome, which really look pretty similar to Incognito Mode.
Method 3: How to Enable Dark Mode With Chrome Theme
Google published 14 new official themes including “Just Black” theme for Google Chrome web browser that come directly from the Chrome team on February 12, 2019.
Actually it means that Chrome users can visit the official Chrome Web Store to install themes in the browser. You can enable dark mode in Google Chrome no matter your system is Windows 7 or Windows 10. You just go to Chrome Web Store and install “Just Black” Theme or other dark themes, install it like Chrome Extensions. Of course you can also install other themes that you like.
If you don’t like this method or you want to uninstall Chrome theme, head to Customize and control Google Chrome > Settings > Appearance > Themes, just click the “Reset to default” button.
Method 4: How to Enable Dark Mode With Chrome Extension
If you have tried 3 methods above, you will find that it can only change your Chrome browser’s interface, it can’t work on most websites.
To be honest, most of people want to get a dark mode for entire web. Yeah, you can achieve it successfully with our recommend Chrome Extension called Super Dark Mode.
As you can see, Super Dark Mode extension can’t work on Google Chrome interface. So you can try 3 methods above that we recommend for you to enable dark mode for Google Chrome.
In the end, more and more people want to achieve entire dark mode in Google Chrome. I believe it will be a built-in function like Android system.