How to Launch Google Chrome Browser in Dark Mode

Dark modes are the new trend in the computer world. Operating systems, applications, websites, mobile apps, browsers and even media players are offering you an option to switch to the dark modes. Mozilla Firefox browser is able to switch to the dark theme automatically if you have turned on the dark mode in Windows operating system. While Mozilla Firefox browser has a dark theme for a long time now, Google Chrome has brought it in the version 74 only. In the latest version of the Google Chrome browser, you can try out the dark mode in the following manner:

Method 1 : By enabling Dark mode in Windows 10
  1. Press hotkey Win+R to open Run dialog.
  2. Type ms-settings:colors in the Run dialog and press Enter.
  3. Enable Dark for the “default app mode” from the settings window that opens. This option is at the very bottom of the settings.Chrome Dark Mode
  4. Now if you launch Chrome, it will automatically use the dark mode.
Method 2: Forcing Chrome to display Dark Mode
  1. Download and install Chrome browser from
  2. Select the Chrome browser shortcut from desktop and press hotkey Ctrl+C followed by Ctrl+V. This will copy and paste this new shortcut on desktop.
  3. Select the new shortcut, press F2 to rename it and set the name to Google Chrome – Dark Mode.
  4. Right-click on this new Chrome shortcut, and select Properties from context menu.Google Chrome Dark Mode
  5. Append a space and --force-dark-mode to the Target command in the properties window.Google Chrome Dark Mode
  6. Click on Apply and then OK button.
  7. Now try launching Google Chrome Canary using this shortcut. It will have the dark mode enabled.Google Chrome Dark Mode

Google Chrome’s dark mode is similar to the dark mode of other programs like Firefox browser. It is available starting from the version 74 of the Chrome browser.