Chrome OS Getting a Dark Mode

According to a report from Android Police, Google appears to be finally working to bring dark mode to its operating system for Chromebooks. While the two most popular operating systems, Windows and macOS, have had dark mode for a while, Chrome OS users have sadly missed it for all this time.

Since the new dark mode is currently being worked on, it is only available on the Canary channel for Chrome OS at the moment, which means that it will be quite unstable and buggy from now on.

If you’ve been itching to try out the new dark mode on your Chromebook, here’s how to enable it in Chrome Canary.

Go to “chrome: // flags / # enable-force-dark” and enable the flag.
Also enable “chrome: // flags / # enable-webui-dark-mode”

According to Android Police, you can also use the “chrome: // flags / # dark-light-mode” flag to darken the Chrome OS theme. As mentioned above, dark mode has yet to reach the end, and although some aspects of the Chrome OS interface, such as the wallpaper picker, browser, and most system apps look fine in mode dark at the moment, there are inconsistencies.

Also, apparently dark mode doesn’t work for some Chrome Canary users at all. Clearly, this feature is far from ready at the moment, but hopefully Google can bring it to the stable channel of the Chrome OS sooner rather than later.

Featured Image: Android Police

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