In a previous article, I covered how you can turn on dark mode in Google Chrome at your fancy. In other words, You get to choose Google Chrome in normal or dark mode using a specially created shortcut.

But I realize that there are some users that want Google Chrome to be in dark mode, while the rest of their operating system stays on normal (or “light mode”).

If you’re one of these users, you will be interested in the following tutorial, which will turn on dark mode “permanently” only in Google Chrome (until you revert the change, that is.

Here’s how you do it:

1) Open Google Chrome (Yes, I know yours is probably in Light mode)

2) Type (or copy and paste) the following into your Address (or URL) bar, then hit enter on your keyboard.


Annotation 2020-05-12 212211.jpgLook under the highlighted “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents”. Under the drop down menu (Currently set in “Default”), Change that to “enabled”. Ignore the other options with colour type conversion unlessΒ you want to make your pictures look all weird with negative (inverted) colours.

3) Restart chrome. This can be done by looking at the bottom of the window, and selecting “Relaunch”.

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Chrome should now reload in Dark mode. If you ever want to revert back to default (light mode), you can always follow this guide again and change “enabled”Β  (in step 2) to default.

Alternatively, You can create a custom shortcut that lets you open google chrome in dark or light mode (See this guide). You could also change your computer settings to show dark mode for all applications and interface elements, if you prefer dark mode applied across everything on your computer.

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