4 Ways to Fix Google Chrome Dark Mode Won’t Turn Off

le Chrome Automatically Went in Dark Mode and Won't Turn Off

Lately, some people have been complaining that their Google Chrome browser automatically went in dark mode and won’t switch back to the default light mode. Well, if you, too, are facing any such issue, do not worry. Here are some working ways to fix Google Chrome dark mode won’t turn off issue on PC.

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Google Chrome Automatically Went in Dark Mode and Won’t Turn Off? Here’s the Fix

Chrome has had the dark mode for a while now and the same has now arrived on Google Search. Now, while a lot of people would appreciate the dark mode for being easier on the eyes, some may still prefer the light mode for the Chrome UI or Google search results page.

If you have accidentally enabled dark mode in Chrome or Google Search, follow the methods given below to switch back to the default light theme.

1. Disable the Force Dark Mode Chrome Flag

If Chrome has gone completely dark on your PC and the content on the web including images and icons looks weird, it could be due to the force dark mode flag. Below is how you can check and disable it on your device.

Step 1- Type chrome://flags in the address bar and press Enter.

Step 2- Now, search for dark mode in the search bar.

Step 3- You’ll now see the “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents” flag.

Google Chrome Automatically Went in Dark Mode and Won't Turn Off

Step 4- If the flag is turned on, click on it and change to Disabled.

Google Chrome Automatically Went in Dark Mode and Won't Turn Off

Step 5- Finally, restart the Chrome browser.

2. Turn Off Dark Mode on Your Windows Computer

Chrome might turn dark if you switch to a dark theme on your Windows PC. To revert the same, you can switch back to the default light theme, as follows:

Step 1- Open Settings on your Windows PC. To do so, either press Win + I keys simultaneously or search for settings in the Start menu.

Step 2- Here, click on Personalization in the sidebar at the left.

Step 3- Click on Colors.

Step 4- On the next screen, click on Dark against ‘Choose your mode’ and set it to Light.

Turn Off Windows Dark Mode to Disable Dark Theme in Google Chrome

3. Switch Theme in Chrome Settings

Google Chrome supports themes from Chrome Web Store. If you’ve installed a dark mode theme, you’ll have to switch to a different theme from browser Settings.

Step 1- Open Google Chrome on your PC.

Step 2- Click the three-dot menu at the top-right corner.

Step 3- Select Settings from the menu.

Step 4- Now, select Appearance from the sidebar at the left.

Change Google Chrome Theme to Disable Dark Mode

Step 5- Click on Themes. On the themes screen, select a Light theme and you’re good to go.

Change Chrome Color to Light

Besides, you can also change the color of your profile in Chrome. To do so, head to chrome://settings/manageProfile and choose the light theme color.

4. Disable Dark Mode for Google Search

Google Search now has its own dark mode. If all the search results you see have a dark background, it’s likely due to the search’s dark theme. To disable it:

Step 1- Open Google.com in your Chrome browser.

Step 2- Click on Settings at the bottom right corner. Select Search Settings.

Disable Dark Mode in Google Search

Step 3- On the next page, select Appearance.

Disable Dark Mode in Google Search

Step 4- Select Light Theme and tap Save.

Wrapping Up

These were four working ways to fix Google Chrome dark mode won’t turn off issue on your computer. I hope this helps you get rid of dark mode in Chrome or search results if you enabled it accidentally. Do let me know which of the above methods work for you in the comments below. Stay tuned for more such articles.

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Ritik Singh

Ritik is highly passionate about gadgets and technology since childhood. He shares his interests in media, personal finance and is also a keen motorcycle enthusiast. When he's not working, you'll find him enjoying riding his motorcycle.