Microsoft released its native dark mode to users in its Windows 10 version 1803 update making it a system-wide theme. If you’re a fan of using dark mode themes in either on a mobile phones or on a desktop PC then there is a good news for you as just like most of the companies who have rolled out the dark mode in their apps, software and operating systems, the Google Chrome now will complement its Windows 10 dark mode as well. We as users spend most of our time browsing through the internet and for Chrome being the most used browser out there was missing on the much demanded dark mode. The Chrome’s dark mode is expected to be introduced in the Chrome 74 version releasing at early Q3 of the year 2019.
The dark mode has its uniqueness, beauty and several benefits that some of us don’t understand. The dark mode helps in the better readability of text, reduces the eye fatigue at night and also uses less battery consumption. If you want to use Chrome native dark mode to know how it will look before its release, then you have to download the Chrome Canary browser which is introduced by Google for its beta testers and developers. In the Canary version of Chrome, Google launches those features which are to be tested and then introduce sooner or later in the Google Chrome browser after its stability. So before you download the Canary version of Chrome browser, bear in mind that it is an unstable version which might contain bugs and errors and using it might results in a sudden crash of the application. So, in this article, I will walk you through on how to test out Google Chrome’s Dark Mode in Windows 10.
So let’s start with the guide…
Download Canary Version of Chrome:
To download the Canary version, simply click on this link: Download Chrome Canary this will automatically open the Home page from where you can download the Chrome Canary browser on your preferred browser as shown above. After the home page launch up, click on the Download Chrome Canary button as highlighted.
After clicking on the Download button, a Download Chrome for Windows with Terms of Services window will pop up as shown above. From the window, uncheck the “Help make Google Chrome better” checkbox and proceed download by clicking on the Accept and Install button as highlighted.
After Downloading Setup:
- Locate and open the downloaded setup location.
- Open up the downloaded setup file
- Follow the setup instructions
- Wait for auto download and install of Chrome Canary Browser
- Close the Canary browser after successful installation
Change Chrome Canary Properties
The Chrome Canary will launch up in its default light theme, simply close the browser and locate its shortcut icon on the desktop. Simply right-click on the Google Chrome Canary icon, this will open up its contextual menu as shown above. Now click on the Properties option from the menu as highlighted.
In the Properties dialog box, make sure you’re in the Shortcut tab as shown above. Now in the Target textbox, simply include the following line at the end of the inverted commas after adding a space as highlighted above:
Now click on the Apply to apply the modifications and then on the OK button to close the Properties dialog box.
Open up Google Chrome Canary
Now simply open up the Google Chrome Canary browser from the desktop, this will now launch the browser in the Chrome’s Dark Mode as shown above. Now bear in mind that this is a testing beta version for developers and its improvements are still in process, so you can expect a lot of changes until it is launched to the Google Chrome browser.
That’s it! Hope this article has helped you to know how to test our Google Chrome Dark mode from the Google Chrome Canary browser. If you have any confusion or experienced any difficulty following the instructions, please let us know in the comments section below.