Chrome 74 officially rolls out today for Windows, Mac and Linux, marking the introduction of a new dark mode for Windows 10 users. The same dark mode arrived last month on macOS with Chrome 73, and today's update automatically includes Windows 10 support. Chrome will automatically theme itself to match if a dark mode is enabled in Windows 10. The end result causes Chrome to look almost like the browser's darker incognito mode menu bar.
While Google activates this new dark mode on Windows, the company hasn't fully enabled it for any Chrome user yet. "I can confirm that we are rolling out this feature to a small number of Chrome M74 users now, and being more accessible in the near future," explains a Chrome community manager. If you don't want to wait for Google to turn this on completely, it's a shortcut to force dark mode:
- Find the shortcut you use to launch Chrome and open the properties
- Add "̵1;force-dark mode "to the end of the target site (without quotes)
- Launch Chrome and dark mode enabled. If you usually start Chrome from a blocked taskbar, you need to start with the shortcut push and then declined / re-open it to keep it
Chrome has always offered theme service to enable a dark assortment, but this Official mode now means context menus are proper theme of the browser. Chrome 74 also includes a number of other changes that are not as obvious as they appear visually. Chrome & # 39; s animation features can now be disabled to reduce motion sickness and there is a new flag to block sites from detecting incognito states.
Chrome 74 can be downloaded from the Google Chrome site or from Help> About Chrome if you are already using the browser.