How to Force Dark Mode on Web Pages in Microsoft Edge

One of the key features introduced with Chrome’s latest stable version update is the ability to force dark mode on websites that don’t have a dark version by default. This feature eventually migrated to the latest Canary build of Chromium-based Edge.

Just like Google Chrome, the feature must be enabled using an experimental flag. If you’re using Chromium-based Edge and want to try force dark mode right now, here’s how you can enable it.

Open the Edge browser and paste the address below into your browser’s address bar.


You will see it when you go to this address. “Force Dark Mode for Web Content” Flag with a dropdown that says Default. Click this and select “Activated”. Also, Enabled with simple HSL-based inversion, other options are offered, such as CIELAB-based inversion, selective image inversion, selective inversion of non-image elements, and selective inversion of everything. Try them one by one and choose the one that suits your aesthetic.

If you are not satisfied with the dark mode enabled with this flag, you can disable it by entering and selecting the same address. “Disabled”. This will return your browser to normal color scheme without dark mode.

I tried enabling this feature in Edge Canary version 80.0.318.0 and it worked fine as you can see in the image below. Flag will be making its way to Edge’s Dev branch and Beta branch soon.

How to Force Dark Mode on Web Pages in Microsoft Edge

I’ve been using this powerful dark mode flag since it was made available in the Canary version of Chrome, and I think it’s a good native way to get rid of the eye-damaging white theme. While the flag does justice to most websites, it breaks the color schemes of some websites and more work needs to be done to make the flag compatible with all websites.

If this is your first time hearing about Chromium-based Edge, don’t worry. Check out our guide to install Chromium Edge on your computer. Try the flag and let us know your feedback in the comments.

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