Google is working on improving Dark Mode for Chrome on Windows 10 and macOS. The new update will almost completely cover Chrome in dark mode. Right now, Google Chrome’s dark mode only affects top-level user interfaces.
Google is currently testing this new update in Chrome Canary, as reported by Windows Latest. This update applies dark mode to scrollbars, which was not previously the case for web pages that already supported it. In addition to the scroll bars, Google Chrome’s dark mode will extend to more browser elements. You will soon see dark mode in settings, bookmarks, history page, new tab page, and print PDF screen.
Google could also add support for dark mode in search results in Chrome. Windows Latest also pointed out that this update will not add a dark mode for the YouTube scroll bar. The fix is in the works, so we should see it soon. The new and improved dark mode is expected to roll out with Chrome 88 next year. Since the update is available in Chrome Canary, those who have access to it can experience it now by entering the following code:
–Enable-features = WebUIDarkMode, CSSColorSchemeUARendering
Google recently rolled out its latest Chrome update for 2020, which would also offer the biggest performance improvement. Google Chrome is infamous for monopolizing RAM and battery life. This update is said to reduce CPU usage by up to 5 times and improve battery life up to 1.25 hours. Google Chrome has also been updated to load pages 7% faster. This should be even faster for Chrome on Android which can now load pages almost instantly.