More and more apps and browsers are receiving a dark mode, and we can only appreciate this. The Night Mode is preferred by many users, and it comes with real advantages as well. It appears that Google Chrome is about to bring native dark mode for Windows desktops, which is good news.
Google had already introduced the night mode to YouTube and Android, so Google Chrome had to follow at one point. Peter Kasting is a Chromium team member and a senior Chrome Engineer. He made it known that the team is currently developing a dark mode for desktops:
“For desktop, native dark mode support is in progress; in the meantime, we generally suggest people [to] use a dark theme,”
However, when it comes to mobile devices he explained that he does not have enough information available. “The mobile platforms are different teams, and I don’t have visibility there,” he explained.
In Kasting’s bug report from May, he did discuss about Chrome’s lack of a dark mode:
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 colour 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.
The dark mode
First of all, this mode makes it a lot easier to look at a screen in low lighting conditions. Turning on the dark mode while you are sitting in a room in the dark, for example, will be so much easier on your eyes.
Secondly, users who have OLED devices will notice that the dark mode helps them preserve the battery’s life in a noticeable way.
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