Google has released the first beta version of Chrome 74 for Windows 10. You’ll find that the browser will now automatically load its darker-coloured theme if you’ve switched on “Dark” in the platform’s settings. The mode will transform Chrome into a more darker affair.
Dark mode arrived in macOS with Chrome 73 earlier this month, so Windows 10 is still playing catch-up here. Just like the Mac version, when you turn on the system-wide dark mode in Windows Settings, Google’s browser also follows the command and switch to the Dark Mode. However, Chrome will revert to its default state if the user switches back to light mode from within the system settings.
In addition to this, Chrome 74 will bring a “prefer-reduced-motion” which will provide lesser motions (such as flashing ads, fancy parallax effects, surprising reveal animations, auto-playing videos, and more) on display for users prone to motion sickness. If you’ve switched on options such as “Remove animations” or “Reduce motion” on iOS, Android, Windows or Mac, it could make sure that the page you’re visiting truly doesn’t play videos or agitating visual effects that can trigger dizziness and nausea. That said, it will only work for websites that choose to create calmer alternatives to their more dynamic pages.