Google Chrome’s developer tools are finally getting a dark theme

Google Chrome’s developer tools are finally getting a dark theme

Any developer can relate to this: moving from the safety of your dark-themed text editor and opening Chrome’s developer tools, only to be blinded by its immaculate whiteness.

Thankfully, Google has finally given in to a request that developers were constantly asking for: Chrome’s developer tools now have a dark mode that’s officially included in the browser.

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The updated developer tools feature a lovely darker background, adjusted fonts and an updated dark-mode inspector tooltip for good measure.

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The developer tools update also includes a number of other changes, such as support for custom CSS variables and a smarter auto-complete engine.

Dark mode is only available in Chrome Canary right now, but it’ll make its way down to the stable build when Chrome 50 is released in a few weeks time.

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Adventurous bleeding-edge developers already using Canary can try it out by going to the developer tools settings, then changing the theme to ‘dark.’

➀ DevTools go dark [Chrome developers]

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