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How to enable AO3 Dark Mode in 3 easy steps?

Archive of Our Own (better know as AO3) is a nonprofit open source repository for fanfiction and other fanworks contributed by users. The site was created in 2008 by the Organization for Transformative Works and went into open beta in 2009. As of December 2020, Archive of Our Own hosted 7 million works in over 40,000 fandoms. And as most website this does not provide you a built-in dark mode option. However, with Turn Off the Lights browser extension you can enable the Night Mode feature. That will bring the Archive of Our Own to your personal AO3 Dark Mode website.

AO3 Dark Mode website thanks the to the Night Mode feature in the free Turn Off the Lights browser extension
AO3 Dark Mode website thanks the to the Night Mode feature in the free Turn Off the Lights browser extension

Activate AO3 Dark Mode with the free browser extension

For regular desktop internet users, you can get also this AO3 Night Mode version on your favorite web browser. That with the Night Mode option in the Turn Off the Lights Browser extension. Follow the steps here below on how to enable this free solution in your web browser:

  1. Download the Turn Off the Lights browser extension
  2. Click right on the gray lamp button and select Options in the menu item
  3. The Turn Off the Lights Options page shows up and select the tab Night Mode
  4. And enable here the Night switch or the long-press feature to activate the night mode on the current web page

In addition, you can customize the website background, text, and hyperlink colors. So you can make it personal to your night theme style.

YouTube video tutorial on how to enable the Night Mode feature


Hope that answer one of your questions about the AO3 Dark Mode:

  • Activate dark mode for AO3 desktop
  • How do I make AO3 Black?
  • Is there a dark mode for AO3?
  • How to enable dark mode for AO3?

If you find it useful to get your AO3 in Dark Mode, then you can share the link on Facebook or share the link on Twitter. So your family, friends, or colleges can know about this handy free tool.

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