Staring at a Chromebook screen with bright colors can cause eye strain.
Inverting the colors on your Chromebook is a practical feature for people who are sensitive to bright lights, and have visual impairments or have eye fatigue. This solution can be of great help, especially if you are working or spending a lot of time in front of a laptop.
You can invert the colors on your Chromebook in just a couple of minutes, and you can easily reverse the change by going back to the same settings section.
Continue reading below to learn the steps to invert your Chromebook colors.
Inverting the screen colors on Chrome OS also means switching to high contrast mode, meaning switching all the colors to their opposites or negative values.
This is how to invert the colors in just a few clicks:
Your Chromebook screen will immediately invert its colors. This is what your screen will look like when you turn on the high contrast mode:
Note: If you take screenshots while your Chromebook is in high contrast mode, they won't be captured in high contrast mode, rather with normal color contrast.
Tip: You can also use a keyboard shortcut to invert the colors. Press CTRL+Search (magnifying glass key)+H, which will take you through the same steps above without navigating all the way through the settings.
To exit high contrast mode, just press the same combination again.
You might find it strange at first to look at a screen with inverted colors. But give it some time, and you would appreciate it after you get used to the screen color inversion.
Another thing you can do if you have eye fatigue from looking at a screen is dim the lights on your Chromebook.
Note: As of January 2022, you no longer have to enter the Beta or Dev channel of Chrome OS, as the dark mode feature has been put to the Stable channel, but it’s not enabled by default yet.
This is why you need to enable a few Chrome flags to turn on dark mode on Chromebook:
If you notice some elements are unreadable due to the dark theme, reboot the Chromebook and it should be fixed.
Bonus: You might also like to learn how to connect your Chromebook to a TV.
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