Here’s how you can get Dark Mode on Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

by Anmol
April 9, 2019

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Last night Microsoft released the first build of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 users. The first build focuses more on the overall stability of the browser than on the features. The new Edge still misses out on many features including the support for Dark Mode.

However, users can enable Dark Mode using Flags. The current flag allows users to set the theme according to the OS preferences. The flag is turned off by default but you can follow the steps below to enable it.

  • Open Edge and head to edge://flags/#edge-follow-os-theme
  • Now click on the drop down menu on the right side and select “Enabled”.

  • This should prompt you to relaunch the browser. Click on “Relaunch” and you will get dark mode on Edge.

If you still don’t see the dark mode then make sure Windows 10 is set to dark mode as well. This is because, Edge is instructed to follow the OS preference and it will switch to dark mode only if system wide dark mode is already applied. To set system wide dark mode, head to Settings>Personalization>Colors and scroll down to “default app mode” and select Dark.

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