Microsoft Edge Chromium Now Allows Switching Theme

Yet another new feature made its appearance in the Canary branch of Microsoft Edge Chromium. There is a new feature that allows switching between the dark and light themes in Edge independently from the Personalization > Colors page in Settings .

A new release of Edge Canary, build 77.0.213.1, brings a new drop down menu which can be used to override the color scheme of the browser. With this new option, you can have the light theme in Windows, but the dark theme in Microsoft Edge.

The option can be found under Settings > Appearance > Theme.

To switch the browser theme in Microsoft Edge,

  1. Click on the menu button with three dots.
  2. Click on the Settings item.Microsoft Edge Chromium Settings Menu Item
  3. On the left, click on Appearance.
  4. On the right, select the desired color theme from the Theme drop down menu.Microsoft Edge Change Theme

You are done!


At the moment of this writing, the latest Microsoft Edge Chromium versions are as follows.


As you may already know, Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Windows 10, is moving to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. Microsoft explains that the intention behind this move is to create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. Microsoft has already made a number of contributions to the Chromium project, helping to port the project to Windows on ARM. The company promises to contribute more to the Chromium project.

Microsoft Edge Download Page


I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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