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In the Apple Safari web browser, you have no Dark Mode theme packet option to install or to change the browser theme between the 1000 beautiful themes such as on the Google Chrome web browser (that can be found on the Chrome Web Store). However, you can choose for a light or dark mode built-in user interface that depends on your system appearance on your macOS. So you can get a Safari Dark Mode user interface.
Steps for Safari Dark Mode
To get the Safari Dark Mode, follow the steps here below to activate this in your macOS 10.14, macOS 10.15, and macOS11 Big Sur.
- From the Mac dock, click on the icon System Preferences
- New windows show up, and click on the button General
- From this panel, you can choose your Mac appearance that between “Light“, “Dark“, and “Auto“
This is what you see when it is a “Light” appearance selected.
But when you click on “Dark” Mac appearance you will see it converts instantly the color of the window user interface. That to a darker window panel on your Mac computer screen.
And when you open the Safari web browser, you see that it convert from this default, bright and light user interface.
And when you change the system preferences on the Mac, you see that everything becomes dark and the text color becomes white. And that includes the Apple Safari web browser. The toolbar, the search bar, and the Apple menu bar are dark.
With the Safari Dark Mode users interface everything become so comfortable for your eyes, and no ey strain and not heavy headaches anymore from that bright light.
However, as you can see the web page is not converted to a darker theme. But there is a free solution to convert Apple.com and any websites to a Dark Mode website. That thanks to the useful and just so simple Turn Off the Lights Safari extension. Herewith this free tool you can enable the Night Mode feature that converts each website stylesheet to your own personal chosen dark mode theme. And with click on the switch, you can activate it but also deactivated. That without destroying the read experience or the element on the web page. Such as on the Apple iPad Pro technical specifications web page.
Follow the steps here below on how you can get the free Turn Off the Lights Safari extension and enable the Night Mode feature.
- Go and download the Turn Off the Lights Safari extension
- When the installation is complete:
- for macOS 10.15 and lower:
Click right on the gray lamp button, and select the menu item Options.
- for macOS 11 and higher
Click twice on the gray lamp button to get the mini settings panel, and click on the Options button.
- for macOS 10.15 and lower:
- The Turn Off the Lights Options page show and from the sidebar choose the tab Night Mode
- On this tab, enable the first checkbox to see the night switch on all websites. Or enable the option to get a long-deep press to activate and deactivate the Night Mode on the current web page.
In the Turn Off the Lights Options page you can change the color of this Night Mode, you can change the background, text, and hyperlink color to your favorite dark color. From yet black, or to soft dark version of the web page.
Now you can have a Safari Dark Mode which is beautiful and coherent with the complete macOS theme. And with the help of the free and Open-Source Turn Off the Lights browser extension you can get control of the website stylesheet. And get all your favorite website in your dark theme colors. So you have the best web experience you want to see in your Apple Safari web browser.
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