If you’re someone who spends a considerable amount of time working with documents, then you know how important it is to have a comfortable screen setup. In particular, if you often work in low-light situations or at night, a bright screen can be a major distraction and might even cause eye strain. Luckily for Google Docs users, there is a solution to this problem – dark mode.
What is Google Docs Dark Mode?
Dark mode is a feature that helps reduce the eye strain that comes from working with bright screens for prolonged periods. In essence, dark mode replaces the light-colored user interface elements with dark ones. This results in a less eye-straining and low-power-consuming display.
Google Docs is one of the many applications that offer a dark mode, though it might not be the easiest feature to locate. Thanks to Google, the process of enabling Dark Mode is relatively simple, requiring only a few clicks from your Chrome browser. For Android users, the dark mode is already enabled.
How to Enable Google Docs Dark Mode on Chrome
To use Google Docs dark mode on Chrome, you have to enable it manually. Here are the steps:
- Open Chrome browser on your device
- Visit the Google Developer Flags settings
- Locate the “Force Dark Mode” flag
- Change the setting to “Enabled”
- Tap the “Relaunch” button
After relaunching Chrome, go to Google Docs, and the user interface should be in dark mode. If you notice any issues or errors, you can revert the changes by following the same steps and setting the “Force Dark Mode” flag to “Default” or “Disabled.”
How to Enable Google Docs Dark Mode on Android
As a default feature, enabling dark mode on Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides on your Android device is relatively simple as well.
- Open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app
- Tap on the three vertical lines that appear on the upper-left side of the screen
- Tap on “Settings” at the bottom of the menu
- From the settings menu, toggle the “Enable Dark Mode” option on or off
If you’re using Google Docs for Android for the first time, you might see a pop-up notification about the dark mode feature. In this instance, tap “Turn on.”
Benefits of Using Google Docs Dark Mode
In addition to reducing eye strain, there are numerous benefits of using Google Docs Dark Mode, including:
- Better concentration: A dark background is less distracting and can help you concentrate better, leading to improved productivity.
- Better battery life: Dark mode requires less power, helping prolong your device’s battery life, especially in OLED displays
- Better for low-light conditions: Dark mode helps reduce the intensity of light, making it easier on the eyes in low-light situations.
- Aesthetic appeal: Let’s face it, some of us are just more drawn to dark user interfaces than bright ones. Dark mode gives a Google Docs a sleek and modern look and feel.
Google Docs is an essential tool for many document-related tasks, and with its dark mode feature, you can enjoy a more comfortable, less straining user-interface. Whether you’re working in a low-light environment or you’re just a fan of dark mode’s aesthetic, enabling the feature is simple on both Chrome and Android. Give it a try now, and see if it makes a difference in your productivity and overall satisfaction with Google Docs.
Image 1: How to Use Google Docs in Dark Mode in Chrome – Make Tech Easier
Image 2: Google Docs, Sheets & Slides Now Support a Dark Mode – TechNadu