3 Simple Methods to Enable Dark Mode in Chrome Easily


Enabling dark mode in Chrome is a simple process that can be completed in just a few minutes. With dark mode enabled, your screen will appear black or dark grey, which can help reduce eye strain and save battery life on devices with OLED screens. There are three main methods you can use to enable dark mode in Chrome: using the browser’s built-in settings, installing a third-party extension, or enabling the “force dark mode” flag in Chrome’s hidden Developer Settings.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Chrome using a Shortcut

If you want to quickly enable or disable dark mode in Chrome, you can do so using a keyboard shortcut.

Here’s how:

1. Open Chrome and press Alt + F.

2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Advanced.

4. Under the System section, toggle the “Use hardware acceleration when available” option on or off as desired.

5. Close the settings tab and restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Chrome using the Developer Tools

If you want to enable Dark Mode in Chrome without any extension or third-party software, then you can do so by using the Developer Tools. The Developer Tools is a set of web authoring and debugging tools built into Google Chrome. It allows developers to inspect the web pages they are working on, find errors, and optimize their code.

Here’s how you can use the Developer Tools to enable Dark Mode in Chrome:

1. Open Google Chrome and go to the website that you want to enable Dark Mode for.

2. Press F12 on your keyboard to open the Developer Tools. Alternatively, you can right-click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect” from the context menu.

3. In the Developer Tools window, go to the “Settings” (three dots) icon and click on it.

4. Select “Dark Theme” from the sidebar on the left and then select “Dark” from the drop-down menu next to “Theme”.

5. Close the Developer Tools window and Dark Mode will be enabled for the website that you were on.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Chrome using an Extension

If you don’t want to enable the system-wide dark mode on your device just for Chrome, you can use an extension to do it. In this method, we will be using an extension called “Night Eye”. It is a free and open-source extension that is available for all major browsers.

Here are the steps to enable dark mode in Chrome using the Night Eye extension:

1. Install the Night Eye extension from here.

2. Once installed, click on the Night Eye icon next to the address bar and enable the “Enable in this tab” toggle.

3. The current webpage will now turn dark. You can adjust the darkness level by clicking on the Night Eye icon and going to the “Settings” tab.

4. If you want, you can also enable “Smart Mode” which automatically turns on Night Eye when it detects that you are on a website that supports dark mode (like YouTube or Facebook).

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