MS Edge browser - Experiments - Force Dark Mode


honkibay

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I've been using Edge browser with "Force Dark Mode" enabled to do web surfing in dark mode. From yesterday, the browser goes funny showing many web sites in light mode. So, I opened edge://flags to check what's wrong. When I search "dark mode", nothing comes up as shown in the screenshot below. What's the solution?

For your info, I completely uninstalled the Edge and reistalled to solve but still the same. My Win11 Pro settings and MS Edge settings are set in DARK mode.

Screenshot 2024-03-31 110632.png
 

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I've been using Edge browser with "Force Dark Mode" enabled to do web surfing in dark mode. From yesterday, the browser goes funny showing many web sites in light mode. So, I opened edge://flags to check what's wrong. When I search "dark mode", nothing comes up as shown in the screenshot below. What's the solution?

For your info, I completely uninstalled the Edge and reistalled to solve but still the same. My Win11 Pro settings and MS Edge settings are set in DARK mode.
That flag has returned after a brief absence in Canary, so it probably will return in other future channel releases.
In the meantime, you can use this:
 

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Hi OAT, many thanks for your kind comment. I'm already using "Dark Reader" extension, and will wait for the return of Force Dark Mode feature soonest.
 

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I'm not sure as to why the developers would have moved this particular flag in the first place because it eliminated having to use an extension.
 

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Exactly my words...
 

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Not too sure which version of Edge you are using but on my system using the latest Stable release, the option is still under flags.
 

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This screen capture from the latest version of Canary 125.0.2499.0 shows dark mode enabled.

Edge Canary dark mode.png
 

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Now this feature returned to my Edge Version 124.0.2478.19.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
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    Microsoft Surface Book 2
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300U CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.71 GHz
    Motherboard
    MS Surface Book 2, PCI-Express 3.0 (8.0 GT/s)
    Memory
    DDR3 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (SST)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    MS Surface
    Screen Resolution
    3000x2000
    Hard Drives
    SSD 120GB
    Keyboard
    MS 106key
    Mouse
    Logitech Intelli mouse
    Internet Speed
    55MBPS
    Browser
    MS Edge
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    MS Defender
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