With macOS Mojave, Apple introduced the dark mode in its operating system. It is also possible to use Google Chrome with a darker interface if you have a Mac computer or a MacBook laptop. We explain how.
If your favorite web browser to use on your Mac or MacBook is Google Chrome, you may be interested to know that, since Apple released its latest version of the macOS operating system called Mojave, you can also use it in dark mode.
There are several reasons why you may want to activate the dark mode, either simply because of a matter of taste or because you want to benefit from the advantages of having the black screen for the eyesight.
On the other hand, you may be interested in knowing how to use the dark mode on your Mac. If you have macOS Mojave installed, you simply have to go to the ‘ System Preferences ‘ menu and go to the ‘ General ‘ section . There, choose the option ‘ Dark ‘.
How to activate dark mode in Chrome on your Mac or MacBook
Using dark mode also in Google Chrome if you have a Mac or MacBook with the macOS Mojave installed is not complicated, but it requires following some steps that will take you a little more time than if you simply change the theme (next section).
1 . Download Chromium , the open source version of Chrome for developers.
2 . Once the download has been made and you have installed the program on your computer, drag the ‘ Chromium ‘ application to the ‘ Applications ‘ folder on your Mac.
3 . If you want Google Chrome to use dark mode when you have activated this mode on your Mac, you must open the ‘Terminal’ tool and enter the following: ‘ /Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium –enable-feature = DarkMode ‘
In case you want to have dark mode activated in Chrome at all times, and not only when you are using dark mode in macOS, you must enter the following: ‘ /Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium –force- dark-mode ‘.
How to change the color of the Chrome screen on your Mac or MacBook
Alternatively, you can simply darken the Google Chrome window by choosing one of the themes that the browser lets you choose in its configuration. To do this, simply follow the steps below:
1 . Go to the collection of Google themes by clicking on this link .
2 . With the ‘Theme’ tab selected, choose the theme you prefer. In this case, we recommend the black ‘Just Black’, since it is the one that most resembles the dark mode.
3 . In the new window, click on the blue ‘ Add to Chrome ‘ button that you will see in the upper right. In a few seconds, you will see that the windows that you have open change color. So will those you open from now on.