GOOGLE Chrome is set for an update that will transform how the browser looks for Windows 10 users by offering an entirely new theme.
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world, surpassing the likes of Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari in terms of monthly users.
The client is consistently updated by Google, meaning new features are always being added.
Before new functions are introduced to everyone, they arrive in an early-release version of the client called Chrome Canary.
The latest of which is a dark mode for the hugely-popular browser that promises to be much easier on the eyes of desktop users.
Dark modes have become increasingly prominent of late with Apple’s macOS and Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating systems adding system-wide themes for fans.
But while first-party applications automatically take on such an aesthetic when a dark mode is turned on, third-party applications need to be updated in order to introduce a similar look.
Last year an associated bug report for a dark mode was supported on the Chromium blog.
At the time it was suggested Google initially had concerns for how a dark theme would be distinguishable from its Incognito viewing mode.
Moreover, the design was only mentioned with regard to macOS Mojave, leaving Windows 10 fans wondering if such a theme would arrive on the Microsoft operating system.
A post on the blog in question read: “I think the main concern here is how the dark mode for Mojave will be distinguishable from Incognito mode.
“Moreover, Chrome pages (such as New Tab Page, Settings, History, etc.) and maybe the submenus of Bookmark Bar and 3-dot menu should also support dark mode to fully support.”
More recently Google engineer Peter Kasting has emphasised the American tech giant is still working on a dark mode and suggested Windows will be included in the upgrade, spotted by TechDows..
He added until the final version of the aesthetic is delivered, Chrome fans that want a similar experience should download dark themes from the Chrome Web Store.
Kasting said: “For desktop, native dark mode support is in progress; in the meantime, we generally suggest people use a dark theme.
“I can’t speak to mobile; the mobile platforms are different teams and I don’t have visibility there.”
However, the release of an official dark mode on Chrome Canary indicates such a theme is closer to arriving in a full capacity than ever before.
And its compatibility with Windows 10 confirms the feature will arrive on the Microsoft operating system in addition to macOS.
Fans that are incredibly eager to see what Google’s dark mode for the browser looks like can download Chrome Canary and install it manually.
After Canary has been dowloaded, users should do the following:
• Right click the Chrome Canary shortcut and press “properties”
• Then add “–force-dark-mode” into the Target Field box after where it reads “chrome.exe”
• Run Canary and the dark mode should be switched on.
Chrome’s dark mode is presumed to arrive in version 72 of the browser expected to release on January 29.