Google YouTube working on official dark mode

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  1. Exterminator

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    YouTube working on official dark mode

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    YouTube is testing a new Dark Mode that can be enabled by following some simple instructions. It's not clear how long the mode has been available as an option but its possible to switch on in Chrome, Firefox and possibly most other modern browsers despite what other news sites have been saying about the latest version of Chrome being a requirement.

    Enabling YouTube's dark mode is simple enough, here are the instructions:

    1. Chrome users: Press ctrl + shift + i to open the developer sidebar while you're on the YouTube home page and press the console tab. Firefox users: Press ctrl + shift + i and type allow pasting.
    2. Paste document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE" and press enter.
    3. Refresh YouTube and click your profile image (or the three dots) in the upper right and select Dark Mode.
     
  2. Spawn

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    Similar to official YouTube Gaming app and site?
     
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  3. Amelith Nargothrond

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    Or this (?): Turn Off the Lights
     
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  4. inuyasha

    inuyasha Level 4

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    bout time
     
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  5. Spawn

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    Don't like that extension, YTG is better :D
     
  6. antreas

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    Well my youtube and firefox have purple and black skin.
     
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  7. Sethicle

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    Much better - a big step up from their 'cinema mode'
     
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  8. liubomirwm

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    Would look nice under Edge. <3
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  9. jamescv7

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    Not bad, dark theme is the favorite outlook by enthusiast, programmers, developers and other related in Information Technology. ;)
     
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  10. katharn

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    i hope this is permanent... my retinas screech in agony when ever i switch tabs to you tube
     
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  11. liubomirwm

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    Looks real for me...
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  12. Spawn

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    Try it at youtube.com/new

    Clean design

    The content and creators that you love shine with a clean, simple design.

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    Dark Theme
    Activate dark theme from the new account menu to cut down on glare and take in the true colours of the videos that you watch.

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    Built for the future

    We've been working on a totally new site design that's built on a new faster framework. That means we can build new features faster, such as dark theme and more to come.
     
  13. mekelek

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    Magic Youtube extension for Chrome broke the layout and comments don't work.
    Had to disable it.
     
  14. onreact

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    I thought "dark mode" would enable me to use YouTube anonymously or something but it's only a template with bad readability.

    Dark backgrounds are not mainstream for a reason, they are hard on the eyes!
     
  15. kamla5abi

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    that goes opposite to what most people are saying lol
    of course it depends on your usage ;)

    1) if used during the day or in fully lit area, light theme works good & i can see why dark theme would be harder to read things on screen
    2) but if used during the night, or in darker/unlit area, dark theme is better since your eyes are already adjusted to the darkness, then you switch tabs to light youtube and your retinas go :eek: lol.

    at least now youtube gives people a choice and ability to switch between light/dark without using other software :)
     
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  16. liubomirwm

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    Unfortunately the new mode doesn't support shuffle mode for playlists yet.
     
  17. Urusen

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    This all black background annoys my eyes too. =/
     
  18. Countryboy_MN

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    I really enjoy the dark mode here at MT. So easy on my eyes. :)
     
  19. orthonovum

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    now if only you could scroll through suggested videos and keep your playing video frozen to the top
     
  20. jamescv7

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    Using dark background not only helps to view the information efficiently but also on conservation.

    Like in this customized search engine based in Google: Blackle
     
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