Home » Tech

Chrome "dark mode" for Windows 10 confirmed

04 January, 2019, 21:57 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • How to enable and test the new Google Chrome dark mode on Windows 10

There was nothing said about Windows back then, but now we're hearing that Windows users won't be left out in the cold and even better, they can give Chrome's dark mode a try right now.

It took Google a bit longer to integrate dark mode functionality in Chrome for the Windows operating system.

After installing Google Chrome Canary, you need to create a shortcut or use the one that's placed in the Start menu in Windows 10.

This follows Google announcing plans to bring a dark mode to Chrome for Apple Mac and the macOS Mojave operating system. The news annoyed many users over this preferential treatment. File Explorer, and some third-party applications such as Mozilla Firefox will abide by it.

As noted by TechDows.com, Kasting had submitted a bug report in May a year ago referring to the absence of a dark mode on Google Chrome.

Type "Chrome://flags" in the address bar.

United States warns citizens traveling to China could be prevented from returning home
The US is specifically pointing "to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S". The State Department notes that the government may selectively enforce an "exit ban" for the following purposes.

The interface looks like this when done. The same is true for the right-click context menu. This is notably not the first time when Google has favoured a dark mode on its development. Once this is displayed you have a scrollable version of Chrome open, which will allow (without direct URL input) navigation away to other sites if the links are there on the Wikipedia page to begin with. The company already added a dark mode to its various offerings, including Android and YouTube.

At this early stage, there is no settings panel option to change Chrome from a light to a dark skin.

Once you launch Canary using the newly edited shortcut, it should be all, well, dark.

There will be no background application running as it will be configuring the Task Scheduler to toggle between the dark and the light themes automatically. Development of the Windows theme was at least, for a time, hindered by one of the developers not having a Windows laptop to use.

The main issue with implementing the dark mode so far has been Chrome's 'Incognito mode.' Incognito traditionally has a dark appearance, so the Chrome team needs to find a way to differentiate browsing in dark mode from browsing in incognito.

Recommended:



Popular

Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu stuns Wozniacki
Later Friday Canadian Bianca Andreescu, ranked 152nd, will face sixth-seeded American Venus Williams in the quarterfinals. Andreescu, 18, won 11 games in a row on her way to a 6-7 (1-7) 6-1 6-3 win over Williams at the Auckland International.

NASA Releases First Close-Up Pictures of Icy Object Past Pluto
Together they form Ultima Thule , a frozen world that is almost 4.5 billion miles from Earth, more distant than Pluto . The remaining two lobes formed Ultima Thule , and with its material we have a window into the early solar system.

Christian Eriksen: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says deal would be 'fantastic'
If Eriksen decides against a new contract, then Tottenham could choose to sell him in the summer rather than risk losing him on a free next year.

Apple Shares Tumble After CEO Tim Cook Issues Revenue Downgrade
Apple has been steadily raising the price of its newest and most powerful iPhones each year, with some models now topping $1,000. Cook said Apple would not use negative external forces as an excuse for its performance, nor wait for conditions to get better.

Golden Globes Announce Second Round of Presenters
The Golden Globes led NBC to the nightlong win in total viewers, despite National Football League playoff competition. President Donald Trump , who has been a focus of attacks at award shows since his 2016 election campaign.

Consensus Game Picks from the Most Accurate Experts (Wild Card Round)
Only two teams that went from worst-to-first have won the Super Bowl since 2002: the Saints in 2009 and the Eagles previous year . The Indianapolis Colts battled back from a 1-5 start to get to 10-6 and earn the final Wild Card spot in the AFC.

Thousands flee as storm nears Thai tourist resorts
These areas are expected to be hit with torrential downpours and strong winds, the Thai Met Office said . Still, around 40 million people are expected to visit Thailand this year.

China issues response to being singled out by Acting Defense Secy Shanahan
He balked in particular at Mattis' record in Afghanistan, where Trump has reportedly pushed to significantly cut the troop presence.

Google's Fuchsia will run Android apps, thank flip
Fuchsia will essentially utilize a specially designed version of the Android Runtime (ART), in order to run Android apps. However, letting people continue to use their Android apps would certainly make a transition to the new OS easier.

U.S. Citizen Formally Charged With Espionage in Russian Federation
Whelan was discharged for bad conduct following his conviction by court martial on charges related to larceny, the Pentagon said. Paul Whelan previously worked for Kelly Services, which maintains offices in Russian Federation .