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Google’s Chrome OS is finally getting dark mode support

Dark mode in Chrome OS is still riddled with bugs and it is not available in the main app yet.

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Apple introduced dark mode in MacOS last year with the release of Mojave. Microsoft did the same with Windows 10 earlier this year. Now, word is that Google’s desktop-based operating system Chrome OS is about to join the league.

Folks at Android Police have spotted a piece of code in Chrome OS Canary channel which suggests that Google's Chrome OS is getting ready to join the dark mode bandwagon. The Chrome OS Canary channel has a flag that will enable users to join dark mode on their Chrome OS-powered devices.

If you own a device that runs on Chrome OS you can try out dark mode by enabling ‘chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark’ and ‘chrome://flags/#enable-webui-dark-mode’ flags in the drop-down menu.

The report says that once these flags are enabled, the browser and the system apps transform into a near-Black colour that fits into the default theme. While not all parts of the user interface are transformed into the dark theme but overall the theme looks more refined than the time it appeared briefly for a year last year.

Notably, the feature is still riddled with some bugs. But it still works with Chrome browser and a bunch of other system apps. It also applies to other elements of the user interface as well. It isn’t ready for a proper release yet.

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