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How to force enable dark mode for web contents in Microsoft Edge?



Forced dark mode for web contents is a feature that came with Google Chrome version 78. As the new Microsoft Edge browser also uses the chromium engine, it also inherits this feature. Many of you might not know about this feature and how to enable it in Microsoft Edge.

 

This feature can be turned ON by enabling a browser flag. In this post, we will be discussing the step-by-step process to enable forced dark mode in Microsoft Edge browser.

 

How to force enable dark mode for web contents in Microsoft Edge?

 

Many of you work late in the night, surf web pages to read articles, news, check for mails, and more. With a white background in low light, adds extra strain to your eyes, resulting in eye burns. What if all sites provide you a dark theme? That means, a black background with white text? That seems impossible for all sites to implement.

 

Starting with Google Chrome 78, you can force the browser to apply a dark mode irrespective of the site enabling a suitable dark theme. This basically inverts the color of the site.

 

If you are using the latest version of Microsoft Edge, which is powered by Google's popular chromium engine, you can also apply this mode in the Edge browser by enabling the flag settings. Note that, if a site already has a black theme, this will automatically apply it. In case the site doesn't have any dark theme, this setting will force apply the dark mode by applying inverted color to the page.

 

How to enable dark mode for web contents in Microsoft Edge?

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser, and navigate to edge://flags page.
  2. In the search box, type dark mode to search the flag "Force Dark Mode for Web Contents", as shown in the following screenshot:
  3. Now select the dropdown next to the flag Force Dark Mode for Web Contents, and select Enabled, as shown below:
  4. Click the Restart button for the changes to take effect. This will restart the browser.

 

Once you are done with the changes and restarted the Microsoft Edge browser, you will find the browser automatically applying dark mode to all web pages that you are visiting.

 

 


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