How To Enable Google Chrome's Fabulous New Dark Mode

Judy Cobb
March 14, 2019

Chrome 73's dark mode conforms to the Mac machine's dark theme if the same is applied at OS level.

There is, however, an enormous caveat to the new dark mode.

Add -enable-features=WebUIDarkMode -force-dark-mode string in the Target field after "chrome.exe" (see the screenshot below).

MacBook users who prefer Google's Chrome browser over Safari can now browse in dark mode.

Google began testing native picture-in-picture (PIP) video mode for Chrome previous year, but Chrome 73 sees the feature getting an expanded presence on the browser's desktop version, extending PIP support to progressive web apps. The update also integrates early versions of a Skip Ad feature for PIP videos and the ability to quickly jump back to the video's tab or app.

Chrome 73 with new Dark Mode now available to all
Google Chrome 73 Released for Linux, Mac, and Windows with 60 Security Fixes

Google " s Chrome Lite Pages, which help improve the loading time for pages have been extended to "HTTPS' or the secure pages well, from HTTP. Chrome Lite Pages will be explicitly marked in the address bar and users will have the option to load the original unoptimized version if they want. For some users, the feature seemed turned on automatically when the Beta 1 firmware was installed while others - including Pixel users at Android Headlines - noted that the setting to activate it or deactivate it was nowhere to be found.

While Chrome 73's initial launch only covers the desktop versions of the browser, Android users can look forward to new, clearer download progress notifications when saving files in the mobile browser.

If you're a Windows user, Google says that there is an update in the works.

The stable Chrome 73 update is now rolling out on all compatible platforms and will soon reach users across the globe over the course of the next few weeks. Among the biggest new features of this release, we can mention support for Dark Mode on macOS.

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