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Dark Reader

Reduce eye strain in your browser with this extension that provides a dark theme for browsing.

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Thunderbird
  • Firefox
  • iPhone
  • iPad
Avg rating of 4.7 (14)| 13 comments

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Dark Reader Features

  1.  Dark ModeDark Reader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.

Dark Reader information

  • Developed byAlexander Shutov
  • LicensingOpen Source (MIT) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.7 (14 ratings)
  • Alternatives18 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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  •   Updated
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  •  15,850 Stars
  •  2,058 Forks
  •  746 Open Issues
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Our users have written 13 comments and reviews about Dark Reader, and it has gotten 114 likes

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imh1kiko
  
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While it has been one of my most used extensions, it does have it's own share of problems.


Dynamic Stylesheet Inversion

What it does, is generates a more suitable dark theme for the site. Sounds good? There's few catches.

  • It is CPU-intensive.
  • There is no sort of cache, which means EVERY time you navigate to a new url and back, it will regenerate the style. It would extremely help to have some sort of configurable cache, especially for highly frequented URLs (time-restricted entries. If they go beyond, they are deleted and regenerated).

Custom Browser Theme

Changes the UI tone and color to a different "dark", however impacts Firefox start-up noticeably.

Other Annoyances

The extension shows itself. So. Freaking. Slow. Most times, it is more viable to just try opening it again, until it decides to respond.

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b3rs3rk3r
  
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It's very customizable, and it's open source.

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seedlingjosh
  
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Dark reader is the only Chrome plugin I tried that would properly show formula auto-coloring in Google Sheets. Night Eye turned every auto-colored cell address item the same shade of green.

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D7
  
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The best extension to put webs and some local files in dark theme. Easy to use and simple. The unique problem is the use of CPU.

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LandisTwo
  
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Dark Reader handles most sites well, 'out of the box'. There is very little need to make changes, but changes can be made if a site doesn't display with default settings. But, DR is Not an alternative to Stylish, as Stylish allows editing the CSS for every little thing on a site. Essentially replacing the author's CSS.

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cutemariolcia
  
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I sincerely recommend it!

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RemovedUser
  
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It's becomes better over the version.

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Tags

  • Firefox Extension
  • Google Chrome Extension
  • customize-websites
  • eye-strain
  • CSS / Stylesheets
  • brightness-reduction

Categories

Web Browsers • Development

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