A theme that adds the dark Incognito Mode colour scheme to the normal mode of Chrome.
With the implementation of Material Design in the desktop version of Google Chrome, Google added a dark colour scheme to Incognito Mode to allow users to more easily know which browser mode they are currently in. Many users like this addition and some wish to have the dark colour scheme be applied throughout the whole browser. This theme was created for that purpose.
Please leave comments about my theme if you wish to; I enjoy seeing feedback.
All elements of the official Incognito Mode dark colour scheme have been ported over where possible; unfortunately, there are a number of Chrome bugs and limitations that means that I can't reproduce the Incognito theme 100%. These are as follows:
1. Currently, the URL bar cannot be coloured and must stay white.
I could rectify this for Windows users by using Stardock's WindowBlinds software, but this would cost me $10 to develop the solution and $10 for every person that wants to use it. If enough people ask for this in the comments, I will do this, but otherwise it's a waste of money for all involved.
2. I am unable to colour the titlebar a dark colour in Windows without also introducing Windows 7-style minimise, maximise and close buttons.
This issue is known to the Chrome developers and I will be keeping a close eye on it; in the meantime, please star this issue here: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=554033 . When this bug is fixed, I will update the extension to include this.
For the time being, on Windows 10 (version 1607), you can go to the Settings app -> Personalisation -> Colours, choose the second shade of grey in the sixth row of colours, and then toggle on "Show colour on title bar". This will colour the titlebar grey to match the Material Incognito Dark theme. For other OSs, please consult alternative documentation.
3. The colour of the bookmark bar is a lighter grey than the bookmark bar in the official Incognito dark colour scheme.
This is for a few reasons. Firstly, changing the colour of this to be darker messes up the colour of the Incognito Mode guy in the top corner of Incognito Mode. Secondly, the colours of the bookmark bar, the download bar and the status bar that appear when hovering over a link are tied to each other. The colour of the status bar is currently accurate, but I cannot change the colour of the bookmark bar to be accurate without making the status bar colour inaccurate and vice versa. For these two reasons, I set the bookmark bar to be the colour that it currently is.
4. There is a upper white line that can be seen between the URL bar row and bookmark bar.
I cannot do anything about this white line; to speed up its removal, please star this issue here: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=628312 .
5. There is a lower white line that can be seen underneath the bookmark bar.
In theory, I can remove this line; in practice, I cannot. The reason for this is that the colour of this line is tied to the colour of the bookmark bar text. If the bookmark bar text is white, then so too is that line. If the bookmark bar text is black, then that line will be black as well and fade into the background, but at the cost of the bookmark bar text being unreadable. For this reason, there is nothing I can do about this particular white line since the text needs to be white. If someone opens up a Chromium bug tracker entry for this, I will star the entry and link to it here.
For users that wish to have the light colour scheme be applied throughout the whole browser instead, please install Material Incognito Light Theme.