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Chrome Incognito to get complete dark mode


It doesn’t matter whether your Windows or macOS using a light or dark theme, the whole Chrome Incognito window including menus and other parts to go as dark soon.


What you need  to know:

  • To differentiate between normal and private windows, Chrome uses a separate dark theme for the Incognito window.
  • In Incognito Mode, the avatar menu that shows the number of incognito windows open and the three-dot main menu still look white




Google is planning to turn the elements in Incognito UI that appear as white to dark by disregarding the Operating system that has a light or dark theme enabled.




Chrome Incognito Interface on the desktop to get dark mode

The Chrome team wants to apply this via a new flag in Chrome Canary on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.


You need to visit the chrome://flags page and enable “Enforces dark mode UI on desktop“.


This results in Chrome ignoring Windows 10 light mode or other customizations and keeps Incognito mode to true dark mode.




The change also turns Tab SearchChrome Labs, Reading listSide Panel, and context menu to black as well.

Incognito brand consistency

Generally, theme and customizations apply to Chrome normal mode, but not incognito.


To keep incognito consistency in desktop, Chrome to “remove any theme or background customization done by the user on the Incognitor UI”


This change requires “Incognito brand consistency for desktop” to be enabled.




The experimental features related to Chrome incognito UI dark mode landed recently and not working yet.


But the result can be expected and seen when you open a new incognito window in Chrome and set the color in Windows 10 Personalization Settings to dark.


That’s the real dark mode. Google is aiming to enable that by default for Chrome Incognito Mode.



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