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Electron 27.0.0

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Electron 27.0.0 has been released! It includes upgrades to Chromium 118.0.5993.32, V8 11.8, and Node.js 18.17.1.

The Electron team is excited to announce the release of Electron 27.0.0! You can install it with npm via npm install electron@latest or download it from our releases website. Continue reading for details about this release.

If you have any feedback, please share it with us on Twitter or Mastodon, or join our community Discord! Bugs and feature requests can be reported in Electron's issue tracker.

Notable Changes

Stack Changes

Breaking Changes

Removed: macOS 10.13 / 10.14 support

macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and macOS 10.14 (Mojave) are no longer supported by Chromium.

Older versions of Electron will continue to run on these operating systems, but macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later will be required to run Electron v27.0.0 and higher.

Deprecated: ipcRenderer.sendTo()

The ipcRenderer.sendTo() API has been deprecated. It should be replaced by setting up a MessageChannel between the renderers.

The senderId and senderIsMainFrame properties of IpcRendererEvent have been deprecated as well.

Removed: color scheme events in systemPreferences

The following systemPreferences events have been removed:

  • inverted-color-scheme-changed
  • high-contrast-color-scheme-changed

Use the new updated event on the nativeTheme module instead.

// Removed
systemPreferences.on('inverted-color-scheme-changed', () => {
/* ... */
systemPreferences.on('high-contrast-color-scheme-changed', () => {
/* ... */

// Replace with
nativeTheme.on('updated', () => {
/* ... */

Removed: webContents.getPrinters

The webContents.getPrinters method has been removed. Use webContents.getPrintersAsync instead.

const w = new BrowserWindow({ show: false });

// Removed
// Replace with
w.webContents.getPrintersAsync().then((printers) => {

Removed: systemPreferences.{get,set}AppLevelAppearance and systemPreferences.appLevelAppearance

The systemPreferences.getAppLevelAppearance and systemPreferences.setAppLevelAppearance methods have been removed, as well as the systemPreferences.appLevelAppearance property. Use the nativeTheme module instead.

// Removed
// Replace with

// Removed
// Replace with

// Removed
// Replace with
nativeTheme.themeSource = 'dark';

Removed: alternate-selected-control-text value for systemPreferences.getColor

The alternate-selected-control-text value for systemPreferences.getColor has been removed. Use selected-content-background instead.

// Removed
// Replace with

New Features

  • Added app accessibility transparency settings api #39631
  • Added support for chrome.scripting extension APIs #39675
  • Enabled WaylandWindowDecorations by default #39644

End of Support for 24.x.y

Electron 24.x.y has reached end-of-support as per the project's support policy. Developers and applications are encouraged to upgrade to a newer version of Electron.

E27 (Oct'23)E28 (Dec'23)E29 (Feb'24)

End of Extended Support for 22.x.y

Earlier this year, the Electron team extended Electron 22's planned end of life date from May 30, 2023 to October 10, 2023, in order to match Chrome's extended support for Windows 7/8/8.1 (see Farewell, Windows 7/8/8.1 for more details).

Electron 22.x.y has reached end-of-support as per the project's support policy and this support extension. This will drop support back to the latest three stable major versions, and will end official support for Windows 7/8/8.1.

What's Next

In the short term, you can expect the team to continue to focus on keeping up with the development of the major components that make up Electron, including Chromium, Node, and V8.

You can find Electron's public timeline here.

More information about future changes can be found on the Planned Breaking Changes page.