How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Edge

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If you turn on Windows 10’s (or Windows 11’s) dark theme, Microsoft Edge’s dark theme will also be turned on. If you’re using the light theme on Windows 10 or 11 but want Edge to run in dark mode, you’ll need to enable a piece in Edge’s application settings manually.

Click the menu button and select “Settings” to enable the dark theme in the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser.

Select “Appearance” on the left side of the Settings page by clicking the menu button in the top left corner.

Select “Dark” under Customize browser.

Edge defaults to “Light.” If you choose “System default,” Edge will use the Windows theme you selected in Settings. The title bar and window frame employ system accent colors.

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How to Make All Websites Dark

Websites can follow the dark theme of your browser, but only some do so. The Edge browser, on the other hand, is based on Chromium and has the same “force dark mode” option as Google Chrome.

Type “edge:/flags” into Edge’s address bar and press Enter to turn it on.

Use the search box at the top of the Experiments page to look for “Dark Mode.” Click the box that says “Force dark mode for web content” and click “Enabled.”

Click “Restart.” All of your open Edge browser windows will be closed and reopened by Microsoft Edge. You won’t lose your open tabs, but save any work you’ve done on the web pages, like filling out forms.

You can turn this option off by returning to the Flags page, setting the “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents” option to “Default,” and then restarting Edge again.

Dark Theme in Classic Microsoft Edge

In the original Windows 10 Edge, click the menu and select “Settings” to enable dark mode.

Select “Dark” from the “Choose a theme” box at the top of the Settings pane.

Edge automatically converts to a dark theme, regardless of Windows 10’s dark app theme. You may always return here to switch Edge to light mode.

This setting is independent of Windows 10’s Settings app’s system-wide app theme. For all other apps, you may use a dark Edge browser theme and light app mode.

How to Make All Webpages Dark

Edge’s theme changes its interface, not its web pages. Install a Microsoft Store extension like Turn Off the Lights to darken web pages in Microsoft Edge Classic.

This addon is designed for watching movies with a dark background but can also darken any web page, and it’s like the Dark Reader extension for Chrome and Firefox.

To setup up, this extension, select menu > Extensions > Turn Off the Lights > Options after installing.

Edge’s theme changes its interface, not its web pages. Install a Microsoft Store extension like Turn Off the Lights to darken web pages in Microsoft Edge Classic.

This addon is designed for watching movies with a dark background but can also darken any web page. Similar to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox’s Dark Reader plugin.

After installing, select menu > Extensions > Turn Off the Lights > Options to set up this extension.

On the right, pick “Show the night switch button below the web page to make the page dark or light” from the “Night Mode” menu. The addon adds a Night Mode button to each webpage.

Enable “Automatically go to Night Mode when a new web page is opened” to utilize Night Mode by default.

You can customize the additional options here, such as setting the Night Mode switch to only appear at night.

To toggle the dark website style, click the “Night Mode” button in the bottom left corner of a web page.

Now that is how you can customize your Microsoft Edge browser! It’s easy and quick. We hope this helped you in minimizing eye strains. Speaking of eye strains, you should check out our article on relieving eye strain due to exposure to gadget screens.