Google Chrome is finally being updated to version 74 across all desktop platforms including Mac, Windows, and Linux. Along with Chrome 74, Windows users will be able to enable the long-awaited dark mode. This changes Chrome’s UI, menus, and Downloads window to a more comfortable interface to use at night.
It’s not fully enabled yet, however, if you’re on Windows 10, there’s a way to force dark mode. It requires adding some text to the shortcut path, so you could totally have two shortcuts for Chrome: one for standard view and the other just for dark mode.
How To Force Enable Chrome Dark Mode
For this to work, you’ll need to modify a shortcut file on your desktop. Here’s what you need to do:
- Right-click the Chrome shortcut
- Add one space and “–force-dark-mode” (without quotes) to the end of the ‘Target’.
- Apply changes
- Launch Chrome using the shortcut
Chrome 74 also brings the option to disable animations that might cause motion sickness for some users. It also changes a policy to block websites from opening new pages as you try to close them. Check out the Source link to see what else has changed.