Here’s how you can enable dark mode in Chrome 74 for Windows 10

Chrome dark theme

Google today began rolling out a new update for Chrome that
advances the browser to version 74 and finally adds dark mode
support on Windows 10, but there’s a catch. As per a Google
Community Manager, the company is actually rolling out this new
dark mode for Windows 10 in stages and it won’t show up in all
installation, but you can always force it.

Google is using this approach to test dark mode for Chrome on
Windows 10 and the company hasn’t shared regarding possible
timeframe when it plans to push the feature to all browsers.

“Hey everyone, I can confirm that we are rolling out this
feature to a small number of Chrome M74 users now, and that it
will become more widely available in the near future. I’ve
shared the same information in our official help community, and
you can follow along there. Thanks!” the Community Manager said
in a post.

Chrome dark menu

The good news is that you don’t have to wait for the dark mode
visual makeover to reach your browser. You can force dark mode
in Chrome 74 (stable) for Windows 10 with a few clicks.

How to enable dark mode in Chrome 74 for Windows 10

  • Create a shortcut for the browser and place it on the
    desktop if not done already.
  • Right-click the shortcut of Chrome.
  • Tap on ‘Properties’.
  • In the Target field, you need to add the
    following parameters:
--force-dark-mode

If the above parameter doesn’t work, you can also try the
following command line:

--enable-features=WebUIDarkMode --force-dark-mode

As shown in the screenshot below, there should be a space
before you insert the aforementioned parameters.

Chrome 74 dark mode

Click on the apply button and that’s it, the changes should
apply to Chrome when you launch it the next time.

However, it is worth noting that Google Chrome does not respect
the system settings if you follow the above method. If you wish
to return back to the original light look, you need to remove
the aforementioned parameter.

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