RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 26, 2023
Google Chrome has had a built-in dark theme like Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge since Chrome 74. You can even apply a dark theme to every web page you visit using third-party themes or an extension. Let’s explore this dark mode feature.
This is for devices running Windows 11 or 10. Screenshots are from Windows 10
Chrome offers a built-in dark mode on Windows 11 and Windows 10. It even makes all of Chrome’s context menus dark, too.
Dark Mode for Windows 11
First, open the Settings app and navigate to:
Personalization > Color
Next, click the drop-down menu to the right of Choose Your Mode and select Dark. Refer to the below image:
Next, close out the Settings app and launch Google Chrome. Unless you have manually set Chrome’s theme, it will match your system.
Dark Mode for Windows 10
First, head to:
Settings > Personalization > Colors
and select Dark under Choose your default app mode. See the below image:
Apply a Dark Theme
Chrome supports user-created themes, which you can download from the Chrome Web Store. To give Chrome a dark interface, all you have to do is install a dark theme. Google even provides a helpful collection of editor-selected dark themes. This will give your Chrome browser a dark mode on Windows 7, Linux, Chrome OS, and any operating system without a native dark theme.
Note! Google now offers some official Chrome browser themes, including a “Just Black” dark mode theme. You may want to give that a try.
We recommend Morpheon Dark, which is the most popular dark theme in the Store. Unlike some other dark themes, it provides a decent amount of contrast between your active tab, which is a bit lighter, and your inactive tabs, which are darker.
This theme turns darkens the Tab Bar, Title Bar, Toolbar, and New Tab page. That’s all you can theme in Chrome. You can not make Chrome’s Context Menus or Settings page dark, for example. See the following image:
If you ever want to switch back to Chrome’s default theme you can. Head to:
Menu > Settings
Look for the Themes option under Appearance and then click Reset to Default. Refer to the below image:
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