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Community tip: Dark Mode

Ana_Kuzmenchuk
Community Team
Community Team

Hello Dynatrace Community and welcome to the Dark Side!

 

Earlier this year in the Community survey some of you signaled the need for a dark mode function, and we've heard you! As a new tech stack from Khoros that will allow the Community to have a dark mode of our own is still on its way, we'd like to present you with some workarounds you could use for now. 

 

 

Dark Reader

 

It's a browser extension (available for Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari*). Free of charge, easy to use, and customizable. While testing it we've noticed a slight performance lull, but not big enough to disturb your flow 🌊

 

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Extra kudos for the option of forcing dark mode only on particular domains!

 

 

Night Eye

 

It's another extension, which is available for every widely-used browser. It's also free of charge (as a three-months trial of a Pro version or a forever-free version - Night Eye Lite). It's just as easy to use, and you can adjust it to your liking with only a few clicks.

 

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You can use the Lite version on up to one browser for five websites of your choosing.

 

 

Built-In dark mode of your browser

 

If for some reason extensions aren't for you, or maybe you'd like to force dark mode onto every website you're visiting, we've got you covered too! Explore the built-in functionality of your browser ⬇️

 

 

Chrome

 

This happened to be the most aesthetically pleasing and smoothly working solution we've tested.

 

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And it's easy to enable, too. 

 

  1. Go to chrome://flags/ 
  2. Type enable-force-dark in the Search flags box at the top of the Experiments tab.

 

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Edge

 

  1. To enable it, type edge://flags into Edge’s address bar and press Enter.
  2. Search for “Dark Mode” in the search box at the top of the Experiments page.
  3. Click the “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents” box and select “Enabled.”

 

Opera

 

  1. Tap “Settings” at the bottom of the popup menu, to open the in-app settings.
  2. Tap “Settings” at the bottom of the in-app settings. 
  3. In Opera Touch's settings, tap “Dark web pages”, which can be found at the bottom of the “Browser” section. 
  4. Tap “Dark web pages” to configure the dark web pages mode.

 

To sum up:

 

         Browser
                                       Extension
      Built-in
Chrome

Dark Reader

Night Eye Lite

 

 

Edge

Dark Reader

 Night Eye Lite 

 

 

Firefox

Night Eye Lite

Dark Reader

 
Opera

Night Eye Lite

 

 

Safari Night Eye Lite  

 

We hope this community tip was helpful! And if you want to share other extensions with your fellow Community divers, we'd love to hear from you in the comments 😉

5 REPLIES 5

pahofmann
DynaMight Guru
DynaMight Guru

Been using Dark Reader for a long time, it works great!

 

Quite a few dynatracers have asked how they missed the dark mode and were to find it in the settings 😋

Dynatrace Certified Master, AppMon Certified Master - Dynatrace Partner - 360Performance.net

Radoslaw_Szulgo
Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru

That's not a community tip. That's a life hack!

Senior Product Manager,
Dynatrace Managed expert

DanielS
DynaMight Pro
DynaMight Pro

Great Tip, I have asked for dark mode since the new forum was released. Thanks @Ana_Kuzmenchuk 

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.

techean
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

I always had brightness low on my pc. But this is a life saver.

Thankyou!

KG

Kenneth_Gillett
DynaMight Advisor
DynaMight Advisor

Awesome tip.  Thanks so much

Dynatrace Certified Professional