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Enable Dark mode in chrome on Ubuntu

Recently I started using Ubuntu as my default OS for programming and I am loving working in it!

But there was an issue which I faced, By default in Google Chrome dark mode is not enabled and it was kind of a letdown.

After digging up the Internet I found that In order to enable the Dark mode I needed to edit the google-chrome.desktop file.

If you are also dealing with a similar issue then, just follow along

Firstly open, the google-chrome.desktop file using,
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop

After the file has been opened, you will need to edit two lines

1. Search for the line-

Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

replace it with-

Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U --enable-features=WebUIDarkMode --force-dark-mode
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

2. Search for the line-

Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

replace it with-

Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --enable-features=WebUIDarkMode --force-dark-mode
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Now, Save the file and restart Chrome. Dark mode should be enabled now

Thanks for reading!
Have a nice day!😇

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RJ-Franco

It worked for me after I restarted my entire session.
Thanks a lot

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ankit-brijwasi Author

Glad to know!🥳😇

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Thomas Bnt

Great post! You can add

#linux

What are clouds made of? Linux servers, mostly.
to your post if you want 💪🏼