When you open a bright website in a dark room such as Google.com, you will see that it brighten up your entire room. And even when the screen is still not on the maximum brightest level. And you can only get this experience with a bright and white background. If you are using a dark website such as the YouTube Music, this doesn’t light up your room entirely. Above all, too much white light in our eyes is not healthy. And that must be changed.
When you visit today our official Turn Off the Lights website. You can get a Dark Mode style of our website. If you use the latest Safari Technology Preview web browser. And if your system appearance color is set to the dark mode option, then you will see that the Turn Off the Lights web page adapts to your system appearance color. The Light mode will be the white background for the web page. And the Dark mode will be a dark black background.
Dark Mode first Design
The internet went from the full desktop website to the mobile first design. This is better know as Responsive web design. That is the approach to render the well on a variety of devices and window or screen sizes. Today, there will be a new industry standard for web developers. And that is to provide two stylesheets for the web visitor. One the light mode and the other the dark mode. It is a comment sense that we take this step for our visitors. And it is what our users want when they install our free Turn Off the Lights Browser extension that is available on all the major web browsers (such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge).
All our User Interface elements support the dark mode. Therefore, you get a better User Experience that matched with your operating system appearance color. For example, when the Dark appearance is enabled. The navigation bar will be darker and that include also the hyperlinks. And with a slightly black background for the web page, with the text font color in white.
Today you can learn more about the exciting features of the Turn Off the Lights Browser extension in the new and interactive welcome guide. In this guide, you will learn the basic to become a product expert as Turn Off the Lights Browser extension user. That with each scroll movement, you can read and experience live the function of that feature. Above all, you can learn all features without the need to install the Turn Off the Lights Browser extension in your web browser.
For each slide, there is a mini and clean web browser visible on the slide. In other words, that with all the basic user interface elements such as an active tab, address bar, web page container box and the browser extension icon in the toolbar. So here you can test this feature and that without enabling the feature first in the Turn Off the Lights browser extension. In addition, you can get a real feeling on how it will look, and how you will experience this feature in a real web browser window.
The Guide is so developed that it looks good on all devices. That on your desktop, tablet, and mobile web browsers. The page fit in the current size of your web browser screen. And all the slides and interactive elements will fit in the center of this available screen size. In conclusion, the Welcome Guide is desktop and mobile user-friendly.
Support for Dark Mode
If you are a macOS user and you are using the latest Safari web browser (Safari Technology Preview). Then you can use the new dark mode in our Welcome Guide. So it matched better with your operation system appearance, and it is more conformable for your eyes.
Try it yourself today! The new interactive Welcome Guide is available for all major web browser. Such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Yandex and Microsoft Edge. We hope you like it as we do here at Turn Off the Lights. And don’t forget you can support our open source work with a small donation.
Since the first version of our Turn Off the Lights Browser extension (released on 15 December 2009), we take all your feedback, security and privacy concern very seriously. For instance, if you do not like a feature we take immediate action to improve this bad experience. Because the goal of this browser extension is to keep it simple for our users with no annoying elements. That includes no unnecessary popup that warns you to update your web browser. The browser extension has one single purpose. So that you get the best internet experience and you can increase your education, productivity or entertainment time. In conclusion, you have control over what this powerful browser extension should and not do. And you can manage the settings all yourself in the Turn Off the Lights Option page. Also, we believe that the Turn Off the Lights browser extension is the industry standard to get the best dark experience in your web browsers. And it is one of the reasons that this browser extension is featured by Google, YouTube, Mozilla, MicrosoftEdge, Opera, and the Yandex web browser.
The Turn Off the Lights Browser extension is an open source project and you are free to read in our code on Github website. Above all, it is very easy to read, line by line and it is not encrypted with random variable names. From the beginning, we build our browser extension by the user feedback, such as from you. And if you find a problem, a bug, or you need any help, we are here to help you on the official Turn Off the Lights support page.
We need your Feedback
Sometimes we can do it better. And we would love to hear your feedback, your concern and what you like and do not like in this free and open source browser extension. Please help and fill in this feedback survey. It only takes about 3 a 4 minutes of your time. The feedback survey is anonymous and confidential.
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