Do you know how to force dark mode on every website in Google Chrome? It is very easy for Chrome to get in dark mode always. Chrome 78 or newer version has trick up its sleeve. It can enable forcibly dark mode on any and every website you visit, putting an end to those blinding white backgrounds on your nice dark desktop. If the website does not natively have its own dark mode. Here is how to turn on force dark mode in Chrome.
How to Get the Latest Version of Google Chrome
The first thing you will need to get the update Google Chrome version:
- Open the Google Chrome browser on your PC
- Click on the More or Three-dot icon at the top right corner
- Click on the Update Google Chrome option
- If you do not see this button, you are on the latest version
- Click to Relaunch.
Users of Mac can also open Chrome, visit Chrome in their desktop’s open bar, Click on About Google Chrome, Chrome will automatically check for the update version. For more about how to get the updated or latest version of Chrome browser visit to see Google Chrome Help.
Update: As of Chrome OS 78 or later this flag apparently causes serious problems on Chrome OS. Do not try if you are using a Chromebook or you will require to reset Chrome OS afterwards.
This is a Brute-Force Solution
The built-in dark mode feature is already available in Google Chrome. But other websites can switch to dark mode if you are using it, assuming the site supports this. But most sites do not have automatic dark mode–or any dark mode.
Instead of waiting for millions of websites to bounce on the dark mode bandwagon, Chrome’s feature of “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents” option will enable entire those bright websites dark. It is a little like using “Smart Invert” on an iPhone–light colors will turn bright, but it will leave.
This is a brute-force solution, and it will not be as beautiful as waiting for websites to turn their own shiny new dark themes. But it will enable the web dark everywhere. Before, you could download and install browser extensions that automatically turned light websites dark. Now, it is built into Chrome.
How to Enable Google Chrome Dark Mode on Windows 10
Turn on this option will not enable dark mode on Chrome-for that, you will require to enable your OS-wide dark mode option. For example, on Windows 10. Here are these steps to follow:
- Go to the Settings of your Computer
- Select Personalization
- Click on the Colors option
- Select the Dark under Choose Your Default App Mode.
- On the macOS, enable dark mode form the System preferences and then go, General.
How to Force Dark Mode on All Websites
If you want to try it out? This feature is available as a hidden flag in Chrome 78 and later. Like all flags, it is an experimental option that may be removed or change at any time you want. It one day may graduate to a correct option on Chrome’s Settings screen, or it may vanish completely. To be clear, this feature of Dark mode strictly affects the look of a website. It doesn’t affect your OS’s dark mode or the Chrome browser’s own interface. For example, Dowpie.com does not natively introduce a dark mode. Our website has a predominantly white theme with red text. But, with Force Dark Mode, you can view Dowpie.com and every other website with a white text and dark background.
To enable Forced Dark Mode in Chrome 78 and the latest one, follow these steps:
- Type to enter the given address in your browser URL bar: chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark
- You will see it the top a hidden Chrome settings menu and the Force Dark Mode feature
- Click on the Drop-down menu next to Force Dark Mode for Web Contents and select the Enabled option
- Click on the Relaunch button at the bottom to restart your browser
Chrome will close and relaunch the entire of your open web pages. Be sure to save any content on those pages—for instance, things you have typed in text boxes—before going to relaunch the browser. Relaunching or restart Chrome after enabling a flag.
Now browse and view how it works. If you do not like it, go back to Chrome’s Experiments screen page, by changing the option back to Default and relaunch the web browser Chrome will stop messing with websites colors after you turn off this option.
You can also try other features of Force Dark Mode options in step 3 above. The various modes will produce multiple results on web pages. Some of them will even turn those images dar, invert light images. This will make images look different, of course, but it may be convenient if you wish a consistently dark desktop.
Do not feel compelled to enable the dark mode if you do not like it. The dark mode is trendy, but it may not actually be better for you. Despite that, we love the dark mode anyway.