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Google’s Chrome browser may support Windows 10’s dark theme in the future

Back in September, it was reported that Google’s Chrome browser is getting a dark mode on macOS Mojave. As it turns out, it seems like the Windows 10 version of the app is getting the same treatment. Spotted by Techdows, a Chromium bug report from Chrome developer Peter
Kasting says just that.

It also says that the new dark mode on Windows will reflect the system theme, although Kasting didn’t specify if you’ll have the opportunity to go against the system theme, which is an option in many Windows 10 apps. The bug report said the following:

Windows 10 allows users to set their apps to “light” or “dark” mode. Chrome should respect this. The most obvious hack is to use the default incognito color scheme in normal mode (as well as incognito) if the system is in dark mode. Long-term, we should perhaps have a better answer. This has been a popular external request for some time.

Google has actually been pretty good at supporting OS-specific features as of late. As it stands right now, Chrome already has Fluent design elements, and later on this year, the browser should natively support ARM64 Windows 10 PCs.

As far as dark mode goes, it’s anyone’s guess as to when that will see the light of day. If you want to be among the first to try it out, you’d obviously find it by using Chrome Canary or just using Chromium itself.

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