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3 Ways to Enable Dark Mode in Google Chrome

The latest version of Google Chrome v78 comes with a new set of features. One of the new features is the addition of Dark Mode that allows you to forcibly enable dark mode on all the websites in Chrome.

Google Chrome brought the dark mode support with v76 in September 2019. However, that dark mode was not available for all the websites.


With the release of Chrome v78, the users can enable dark mode on all the websites in Chrome.

If you want to try the new Dark Mode feature, here are the 3 ways to enable dark mode in Google Chrome running on a Windows 10 PC.

Enable Dark Mode in Google Chrome for all websites

1. Turn on dark mode using experiment feature

Before trying to enable dark mode on your Chrome browser, make sure it is updated to the latest Chrome v78 version.

  1. Launch Google Chrome and click on the Menu icon.
  2. Select Help > About Google Chrome.
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  3. The browser will check if the latest version of Chrome is installed. The installation process may take some time depending on the internet speed.
  4. Relaunch the browser.

Enable the Dark Mode

  1. In the Chrome address bar, type Chrome://flags and hit enter.
  2. This will open the Experiments window.
  3. Type Dark Mode in the search bar.
  4. Click the Default drop-down button for “Force Dar Mode for Web Contents“.
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  5. Select Enabled from the options.
  6. For the changes to take effect you need to relaunch the browser. Click on the Relaunch button.

Browse any website and check how the Dark Mode is working. If you don’t like how it works, you can disable it again from the Chrome Experiment section.

Simply change Enabled to Default and Google Chrome will restore the settings upon relaunch.

2. Use Dark Reader extension for Chrome

If you don’t want to use Chrome’s Dark Mode experiment feature, the Dark Reader extension can be helpful.

Dark Reader extension is a free add-on that offers Dark Mode for every website. It allows you to adjust brightness, contrast, sepia filter, dark mode, and font setting.

The Ignore-list feature allows you to add the website that you don’t want to browse in dark mode.

  1. Download and install the Dark Reader extension from Chrome Store.
  2. Once installed, you can access the Dark reader extension by clicking the little head icon.
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  3. Toggle the extension by using Alt + Shift + D key on your keyboard. Or simply click the On/Off button to enable/disable the Dark Mode.
  4. To add any list in the Ignore list, open the Site list tab and enter the website URL that you want to ignore.

There are other customization options including the ability to change brightness, use Light or Dark Mode, changing fonts, etc.

3. Use Windows 10 built-in Dark theme option

Alternatively, you can make use of the built-in Dark them option in Windows 10 as well. However, only websites that support Dark Mode will automatically switch to dark mode when enabled.

  1. Click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Select Personalization > Colors.
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  3. Under Choose your color, click the drop-down menu and select Dark.
  4. This will enable Dark Mode on your Windows 10 computer.
  5. When you browse any website, the website (if supports) will automatically apply the Dark Mode provided that you have dark mode enabled on your system.

Dark Mode is a handy feature and works well for some people who work late night. Do let us know if you prefer the Dark Mode over Light Mode in the comments.

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