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How do I turn off dark mode if I don’t have options to turn on dark mode or light mode?

Do you have this issue where you see dark mode is enabled on a website, and you do not want to see it here for this (and maybe all websites)? And really want to turn off dark mode.

Mostly this is a feature from the website itself, and it is automatically enabled because of your Operating System appearance setting.

Why should you have Dark Mode?

It can protect your eyes with a night light that shines on your face. And with a dark theme, it shines a less bright light. However you must have control of the web, so you have the best web experience. So to turn off dark mode, you can try the steps here below:

A. Operating System that may cause this issue to not turn off dark mode

Here are the steps on how to disable the Mac, Windows 10, and Windows 11 appearance back to the light theme.

Mac to set it back to the Light theme

  1. Open your System Preferences app
  2. Click on the General tab
  3. In the section Appearance choose Light

Windows 11 steps to set it back to the Light theme

  1. Open the Windows flag icon
  2. Now open the Settings app
  3. From the left-hand menu, select Personalization.
  4. From the main pane, select Colors.
  5. Open the Choose your mode dropdown and select Light
How to turn off dark mode in Windows 11 Settings > Personalization > Colors - Light mode
How to turn off dark mode in Windows 11 Settings > Personalization > Colors โ€“ Light mode

B. The website may have an option to switch theme

It is possible that this website has a built-in theme chooser, so you can choose what theme you want to see on that website. Such as light, black, or dark themes.

To disable this theme, try the steps here below that should work for all websites:

  1. Open the main website
  2. Click on your avatar profile icon or 3 dots icon or hamburger icon (on the top right of your screen)
  3. A new panel shows up and selects the Light Mode menu item

The website that does have built-in Dark Theme are YouTube, Google Search, Github, etc.

C. If you still see the website has this dark mode theme and can not turn off dark mode

Then it designer of that website created this dark theme, but there is a solution to remove this dark theme. That is by installing the free and Open-Source Turn Off the Lights browser extension. This has an option called Night Mode, which is where you can customize the background color, text color, hyperlink, and button color your chosen color.

  1. Open your favorite web browser and open the Turn Off the Lights browser extension download page
  2. Click on the blue download now button and choose to add it to your web browser
  3. When the installation is completed, open the Turn Off the Lights Options page. That by clicking right on the gray lamp button and next click on the menu item Options
  4. The Turn Off the Lights Options page will show up, and select the tab Night Mode
  5. Enable the first checkbox to see the Night switch, and choose here below your favorite bright color as the background
  6. Open back the website, and enable the night switch. And now you get a bright website version

For more visual information you can see this YouTube video tutorial on how to enable the Night Mode feature in your web browser:

How to enable the Night Mode feature that can turn off dark mode on all websites too


Hope this answer one of your questions:

  • How to turn off the dark mode?
  • How to turn on light mode?
  • How to turn off dark mode on one website?

The Turn Off the Lights browser extension is available for all web browsers for free, and that includes Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi, Naver, Whale, and Microsoft Edge. It is an Open-Source browser extension that helps you get the best video and web experience like never seen and done before. Get it Now!

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