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How to enable high contrast mode in Chrome OS

How to enable high contrast mode in Chrome OS

Short guide:

  1. Click on the Time widget in the bottom-right corner of the screen, then click the Settings button .
  2. Select Accessibility from the left-hand column. If Accessibility isn't visible, click Advanced to reveal more menu items.
  3. Click Manage accessibility features on the right-hand side.
  4. Scroll down to the Display section and click on the toggle switch next to Use high contrast mode to turn the feature on. The screen colours will change immediately.

Before and after

Chrome OS with high contrast mode enabled

Video guide

This section explains the steps you need to follow in order to enable high contrast mode in Chrome OS. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help you. 

Open the System menu

1. To access the accessibility features on your device, select the Time widget in the bottom-right corner to open the System menu.

Click on the Time widget in the bottom-right corner

Click the Settings button

2. Click the Settings button to open the Settings menu.

Click the Settings button in the top row

Open the Accessibility settings

3. Select Acccessibility from the left-hand column. If Accessibility is not visible, click Advanced to reveal more menu items.

Click Accessibility on the left-hand side.

Select Manage accessibility features

4. On the right-hand side, click Manage accessibility features.

Click Manage accessibility features

Enable high contrast mode

5. Scroll down to the Display section and click the toggle switch next to Use high contrast mode.

Click Use high contrast mode

High contrast mode in action

6. The screen colours will change immediately, so you can see high contrast mode in action. If you find it doesn't work well for you, clicking the Use high contrast mode toggle switch again will turn it off.

Click the toggle switch again to turn High contrast mode off

Note: If this does not work it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

Created on: July-20-2021

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