How to enable a Dark Theme on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of enabling a dark theme on your Chromebook. Dark themes have gained popularity due to their potential to reduce eye strain, especially in low-light environments, and their sleek, modern appearance.

Why Use a Dark Theme?

Dark themes offer several benefits:

  • Reduced eye strain, particularly in low-light conditions
  • Potential battery savings on devices with OLED screens
  • A modern, stylish look for your device
  • Improved readability for some users

Enabling Dark Theme on Your Chromebook

Follow these simple steps to enable the dark theme:

  1. Navigate to the Notification section on your Chromebook
  2. Click on the bottom right arrow to expand the menu
  3. Locate and click on "Dark Theme" to enable it

That's it! Your Chromebook should now be using the dark theme. Let's take a closer look at the process with a video demonstration:

Testing Your New Dark Theme

After enabling the dark theme, it's a good idea to test it out across different apps and websites to ensure it's working as expected. Some apps may have their own theme settings that override the system-wide setting, so you might need to adjust these individually.

Customizing Your Dark Theme Experience

While the built-in dark theme is a great start, you can further customize your Chromebook experience:

  • Try different wallpapers that complement the dark theme
  • Explore Chrome Web Store for dark theme extensions for your browser
  • Adjust individual app settings for a consistent dark experience


If you encounter any issues with the dark theme:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's operating system is up to date
  • Try restarting your device after enabling the theme
  • Check if specific apps have their own theme settings that need adjustment

We hope this guide helps you enjoy a more comfortable and stylish Chromebook experience with the dark theme. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out via a YouTube comment on the video above.

Additional Resources

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