You can enable a Dark Theme on your Acer Chromebook in the settings bar with just a few steps to set it up. This feature is new so you first need to turn on the beta channel to use the dark mode on your Chromebook. When you switch channels it will wipe your data from the previous channel. In some cases you might also need to factory reset your Chromebook so you should back up your files before turning on dark mode.
How to turn on dark mode on Chromebook
- Click on the Launcher icon ◯ and open the Chrome web browser on your Chromebook.
- Sign into your Google account.
- Click on the time in the bottom right of your screen and select Settings⚙.
- Navigate to the About Chrome OS tab and then click on Detailed build information.
- Locate and click on the Change Channel button.
- A pop-up will appear with three options. Select Beta Channel and click on the Change channel button.
- Once the download is complete, Restart your Chromebook.
After your Chromebook restarts you can complete the next steps to turn on dark mode on Chromebook.
- Open Google Chrome and sign in to your Google account.
- Type “chrome://flags” into your search bar and hit Enter.
- You will now see the Experiments window. Type dark mode into the search bar.
- Locate the Dark/light mode of system UI and select Enabled in the drop down menu.
- Locate the Force dark mode for web contents and select Enabled from the drop down menu.
- Click on the Restart button at the bottom right of the window.
- After your Chromebook has restarted, click on the time and select Settings⚙. You will now see a Dark theme toggle.
How to turn off dark mode on Chromebook
- Open Google Chrome and sign in to your account.
- Type chrome://flags into the search bar and hit Enter.
- In the Experiments window locate the search bar and type dark mode.
- Locate the Dark/light mode of system UI and select Disabled in the drop down menu.
- Locate the Force dark mode for web contents and select Disabled from the drop down menu.
- Click on the Restart button and allow your Chromebook to boot up. Your Chromebook desktop should no longer be in dark mode.