If you’ve been looking for a way to dim your Google Chrome browser, well, you’re in luck, as there’s an extension for that called ‘Deluminate’. Chrome extensions can be quite useful, and even though the Chrome Web Store is not exactly the largest base of app out there, there are some interesting extensions / apps to choose from. Deluminate has a really simple purpose, it allows you to tweak the page for readability and ‘darkness’, so you don’t have to just invert colors, which is pretty much everything other extensions / apps let you do.
Now, Deluminate is somewhat different than Dark Reader, as the two extensions function differently, but both can do the trick if you’re just looking to make Chrome darker. Now, as soon as you download and fire up Deluminate, your Chrome browser will more or less switch to dark mode, but that’s not all, you have some settings to play around with in Deluminate. If you head to settings, you will be able to just dim Chrome, basically tone down its brightness, instead of inverting its colors. Just envision toning down on brightness on your Android smartphone, and you’ll get a good idea as to how ‘dimming’ works in Deluminate. Sure, you can just tone down on brightness on your monitor, but this is way more useful as you can do it for Chrome specifically, just in case you don’t want to dim everything, and chances are most of you do not.
In addition to inverting colors and dimming options, you can also reduce Chrome’s contrast. Deluminate also allows you to ‘Smart Invert Images’, ‘Invert All Images’ and ‘Keep Images Normal’, which are more granular settings, per se. You can also invert text input in Deluminate, and ‘Kill Backgrounds’. Deluminate has been available in the Chrome Web Store for quite some time now, and it’s completely free to use. If you’re interested in checking out Deluminate, follow the link / banner down below, it will take you straight to its listing in the Chrome Web Store.