Enable Password Leak Detection in Chrome 78 & Force Dark Mode

Enable Password Leak Detection in Chrome 78 & Force Dark Mode
Chrome version 78 was deployed on all devices, including desktops, tablets and smartphones, last week. It's a big update, but most of the changes it brings are underlying, including bugfixes, security patches. On the desktop, you get faster boxes, more annoying for some. Another new feature of Chrome 78 is the detection of the password leak and a new indicator, but not necessarily a new feature called Force Darkness mode. These features, although available in all Chrome variants (stable, beta, dev, canary), are hidden behind flags. So here's how to enable password leak detection in Chrome 78 and force the mode dark.

Password Leak Detection

As its name indicates, password leak detection is a feature that lets you know if any of your passwords has entered a data breach. This obviously means that your passwords are saved in Chrome on Google's servers. For example, if you use a cross-platform extension such as LastPass, this feature will not help you. To do this, Google scans user names and passwords with a database of violations. The information is, of course, hashed so you do not have to worry about your usernames and floating passwords in plain text.

If you're not aware, Google has also released an extension that does the same thing, called Verify the password. The password leak detection feature is a redesigned version of the latter, but this time it is integrated with Chrome.

Enable Password Leak Detection in Chrome 78

  1. To enable password leak detection, launch Chrome.
  2. Type the following address in the address bar and press Enter.
  3. On the Chrome Flags page, search Password Leak Detection. Enable Password Leak Detection in Chrome 78
  4. The associated indicator should appear before you can even enter the full name.
  5. Tap or click the drop-down menu next to the flag and select enabled.
  6. Select the Revive button at the bottom.

Force dark mode in Chrome 78

Chrome has been in a dark mode for quite some time now, but we are not talking about this dark mode for the Chrome interface. A browser's interface takes up very little space and is barely present on mobile when browsing web pages. It is therefore useful to make the UI dark, but it is not very effective. The Samsung Internet browser on Android has understood this point since it goes into dark mode. On Chrome, websites are always white and bright. Even so, even before Chrome officially had a dark mode, it had a flag to force the darkness of website funds. This is the same flag, but with a different name and probably some minor modifications.

  1. To enable Force Dark in Chrome 78, as before, launch Chrome.
  2. Go to chrome://flags using the address bar.
  3. Search Force the dark mode. Force Dark Mode Chrome 78
  4. The corresponding flag will appear.
  5. Select Enabled from the drop-down menu.
  6. Press the Revive button at the bottom.

normal dark vs forced mode in chrome

Enabling this flag forces websites that do not have a dark mode to have a dark mode. The end result is not very good, it's ugly, but it works at least. For example, our website that you can see in the screenshot above. The search button becomes invisible even if it is there. The same thing is happening on the desk too. Speaking of the desktop, these two features / flags are available on all desktop versions of Chrome as well as on Android devices.

Read more: How to enable dark mode in the Google Play Store

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