For new feature improvements like the dark mode, Chrome OS recycling bin, read later, clipboard history, Phone Hub, and more, Chromebook has recently drawn a lot of attention. Of all the improvements, I’m aware that a system-wide dark mode for Chrome OS is one that many users are anxiously anticipating. The wait is now over. By activating a simpleChrome flag, you may now enable dark mode on a Chromebook. Let’s get right to it and discover how to use the new dark theme for Chromebooks in 2022.
Enable Dark Mode on a Chromebook (2022)
On a Chromebook, you must enable a few Chrome flags in order to enable system-wide dark mode. The dark mode feature of Chrome OS is now available in the Stable channel; however, it is not turned on by default, so you no longer need to be on the Beta or Dev channel.
1. Launch Chrome and look up “dark” in the search bar. As an alternative, you can go directly to the flag at openchrome:/flags/#dark-light-mode. Select Enabled from the drop-down menu that appears next to the system UI’s Dark/Light setting.
2. Next, turn on Force Dark Mode for Web Contents by searching for it or by going to chrome:/flags/#enable-force-dark. Additionally, this will enable Chrome’s dark mode for web pages.
3. Click the Restart button in the bottom-right corner when you have finished making both adjustments.
6. Open the Quick Settings panel after the reboot, and you will see a new Dark theme tile. To turn on the Chromebook’s system-wide dark mode right away, click on it. Restart the Chromebook if you notice that some items are difficult to read because of the dark theme, and everything will be fixed.
7. To change the colour mode, click on the arrow icon immediately below. Themed mode enables Chrome OS to draw colour from the background and apply the theme appropriately. I kept it neutral since I want the UI to have a uniform dark hue. You’re free to make your own decision.
4. Simply disable the Dark theme tile in the Quick Settings panel if you want to fast switch between dark and light mode.
7. Additionally, Chrome OS now supports dark mode for webpages and has undergone significant upgrades. No longer are images reversed.
My Experience While Using Dark Mode on a Chromebook
First of all, the user interface on Chrome OS already had a dark mode feel to it. The quick settings panel and app drawer were already dark in style, so turning on dark mode has no effect on either. However, activating light mode results in a new, bright user interface that I generally appreciate. It closely resembles the light theme in Windows 10. Nevertheless, Chrome OS’s current implementation of dark mode is still unfinished and causes numerous issues with the Settings page and the Files app.
Both the Files app and the Settings app still have a white style for the header. The dark mode is too contrasty for my taste aside from that. Reading is pretty painful as a result.
Overall, extending dark mode to Chromebooks still feels like a half-hearted effort after six months. Since Chrome OS dark mode was introduced in the Canary channel two months ago, in October 2020, I am somewhat disappointed in it. Still, there hasn’t been much of an improvement in the implementation. Sometimes a restart makes things better, but right now it’s a bad experience overall.
Experience System-wide Dark and Light Mode on a Chromebook
So that’s how Chromebooks can allow both dark and light modes. Even though we all adore dark mode, I thought the new light option on my Chromebook was rather lovely. Nevertheless, the implementation of dark mode is now at best shaky. That was my thinking, though. What do you think, though? Please share your experience with us in the space below. Visit the article we’ve linked to for more information on Chrome OS tips & tricks.