How to Disable Chrome Dark Mode in MacOS

June 10, 2020

in Technology

Love dark mode on your operating system but hate it in Chrome? Same.

Unfortunately, Chrome hasn’t yet added any ability for users to easily toggle this on and off and as such Chrome will always replicate whatever the operating system theme is. If it’s light, Chrome will be light – if dark, well you get the picture. Given that Chrome’s incognito function was always themed as “dark”, this can become confusing when switching between the browser types.

Good news is it’s easily solved via command line. Here’s how to go about it.

  1. Open terminal
  2. Type the following
write com.google.Chrome NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool yes

That’s it! To reverse the process, simply replace “yes” with “no” at the end of your terminal line. You’ll need to re-launch Chrome in order to see the changes.

Happy Chromin’!

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