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 isn’t fully enabled just yet, but 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.
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.