March 29, 2022

Detecting website's dark theme in version 4.9.47

The ongoing development of Dark Reader continues. We fixed many bugs and made many improvements to Dynamic Mode. And here is a new interesting feature to try.

Detecting dark theme on YouTube

Dark theme detection

We are glad that many websites stopped blinding people with their bright colors. Dark Reader v4.9.47 can now detect such websites and leave their dark colors untouched. It works in both the Dynamic and the Filter modes.

To activate the feature (and many other interesting features), please activate v5 design preview first. Then go to Settings, click Detect dark theme. Now Dark Reader will determine if the website's colors are dark and disable itself there.

Detect dark theme option

The feature is available by default in our iOS app. Did you know how to activate YouTube's built-in dark mode? Read it here.