Dark Fashion All Things!
Google has recently made progress on bringing a native Dark Model to Chrome for the desktop, and although it's still very much in the works, I'm pretty excited. I am a huge fan of dark modes and themes on all my devices.
Currently, one of the experimental buildings in the browser is required to download and change the executable target with the dark user interface.
This is meant for Chrome on Windows and allegedly Mac. If you want to make a trip, the details are documented very willingly by the Android Police Kyle Bradshaw here.
The cool part about trying this out is that the Canary Islands are based on Chrome for the desktop, their own, separate download. Known to be quite unstable, you can think of Chrome Canary, but still use the stable version as your default browser.
However, Chrome OS requires what can sometimes be very tough hacking for users who want to try new features. Fortunately, there are a few brave souls who dare to live on the "bleeding edge" and dive into the often volatile channel that is Chrome OS Canary.
One such Reddit user has discovered that Chrome's dark mode can be enabled on Chrome OS with a few, slightly risky modifications to the operating system.
WARNING! Don't try
There, now we have it out of the way. Don't get me wrong, I almost live in the Canary Channel. I strongly recommend that only those who know around and back each time there, but this requires a lot more than just switching channels.
Redditor u / JediBurrell could add the flags
- activation features = WebUIDarkMode and
- force-dark mode using the Crosh shell on Pixelbook and the result was a new, dark mode for Chrome OS.
You can look at the picture that the system interface has been completely changed to black and you will find more pictures in you / JediBurrells Imgur post here.
I want to repeat. DO NOT TRY THIS! As Redditor clearly outlines, there are many flaws in this new user interface, not to mention the fact that changing Chrome OS core files could completely drill the device. Many things are still a "work in progress", and some pages are even present as white text on white backgrounds. Not pretty, at all.
I tip my hat to Jedi to do this work and share it with the world. I know many users despise dark themes, but clearly, there are plenty of us who like what developers are working to bring it into Chrome across the board.
For the last time, don't try this. But if you want to read more about how / JediBurrell did this work or maybe even participate in the conversation, you can do this here.
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Source: Reddit via Chrome Story