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batata
Strollin' around
Status: In review

I love extensions like Dark Reader that automatically transform any website with a dark theme. The way they do this is by injecting many new styles into the DOM, it works but there is two main drawbacks to this method :
- there's a latency that makes contents blink
- it reduces performances on some websites by a lot

So It would be great if there could be a built-in low level solution (directly in web render?) that would swap colors on the fly without editing the page styles and thus would solve the two aforementioned issues.

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KERR
Making moves

Can we get this for the PDF viewer too please! I get blinded when I go from my Dark Reader browsing to opening a PDF ☀🕶

Arepo
New member

I tried to get a dark mode for Firefox and nothing I tried was satisfactory. There are a few add-ons but none of them is really good, all have issues. I am using Edge for this reason, it has an experimental feature in "edge://flags" called "Auto Dark Mode for Web Contents" that works VERY WELL, much better than anything I tried on Firefox. I guess Chrome has that option as well. I think Firefox used to have a similar feature in "about:config", but it's not working any more. Please make or reactivate something similar to what Edge has, it's the only reason I moved away from Firefox to Edge, I just cannot get a decent dark mode for Firefox. Thank you.

Clewen
Strollin' around

If Mozilla made a native dark mode support, browsing some websites which already support dark mode such as GitHub may meet some problems. I'm not a developer and I don't know there are APIs or not to let the browser know that specific websites have dark mode enable or not, but the extension Dark Reader would transform already darked GitHub page into another style color of dark instead of jump it out.

Anyway Dark Reader is a extension to replace color scheme of websites, although most of users choose the default settings I think, so could be used as dark mode enabler easily. If Mozilla provide dark mode simply to match default browser chrome dark theme, Dark Reader also useful in some cases. I recommends white list mode of Dark Reader to ensure it makes effects in some frequently visit websites only and I also change default background color into true black to match browser theme I set.

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey .

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

saikiran
New member

Yes this is a must feature now as chrome implemented it and it works seamlessly now on chrome. We need such dark mode on firefox. Using extension for a dark mode should be avoided.

Status changed to: In review
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with another exciting update…

This idea has been upgraded to "In review" which means it will be brought to our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey. As soon as we have another update on its status, we’ll let you know right here in the comment section.

Stay tuned 😃

-The Community Team