Google is testing a native dark mode for its desktop environment search engine, a change that could make it easier for us to find information when our eyes are tired.
Although we are already used to enjoying dark mode on our mobile phones thanks to the applications that already allow us to switch to it, the truth is that on the large screen of our laptop it is not yet very widespread.
As the most widely used search engine on the desktop is Google, those from Mountain View are currently conducting a test to include a native dark mode to the search engine , which you could presumably deactivate or activate simply with a small switch.
In the tests, as you can see in the screenshots attached to the news provided by 9to5google , the white background is changed to a dark gray tone. On the other hand, the Google logo is white instead of being multicolored, although the microphone icon is preserved while the gray outline of the search field is inverted.
In this case, the icons that represent the different filters such as images, news and others, have changed to blue. If we continue to analyze the changes, we see that the black text is now gray, while a different shade of blue is used for the names and links of the pages.
In the test there is no way to disable dark mode , but it is expected that in the stable version the user can deactivate or activate it by means of some kind of option or switch. In any case, the screenshots that accompany the news may change with respect to the native dark mode that ends up being generalized for all users.
However, this test seems to have a limited group of users, and the captures come from Windows 10 in both Chrome and Firefox using the Google search engine. It is not very common in the desktop environment to be able to find web pages that offer a dark mode, although that also depends a lot on the different themes they are using.
Nor has Google offered native dark mode in most of its services, so taking the step in this regard in the most important search engine in the world makes it clear the importance of a feature that is already quite common in mobile phones and tablets.