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How to enable YouTube Dark Mode for FREE in 3 easy steps?

What is YouTube?

The YouTube website is an online video-sharing media platform that is created on 14 February 2005. That by de Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. The YouTube is headquartered in San Bruno, California. And it is currently owned by Google. Furthermore, it is the second most visited website, after Google Search.

Products from YouTube are YouTube Shorts, YouTube TV, YouTube Kids, YouTube 360, etc.

Dark Mode

There is two way to get YouTube Dark Mode enabled in your favorite web browser. The first is the official YouTube Dark Mode theme which provides no way to customize it to your personal style. And the other option is from the Turn Off the Lights browser extension using the Night Mode feature (that works on all websites). This Night Mode option provides you with the ultimate and most advanced way to customize each element on the web page to your dark color style. So you have a comfortable watching experience (that day and night).

YouTube Dark Mode (less customizable option)

To get the official YouTube Dark Mode, follow the steps here below on how to enable the Dark Mode:

  1. Open the YouTube website
  2. Click on your avatar profile icon (on the top right of your screen)
  3. A new panel shows up and select the Dark Mode toggle to on

Now when you watch a YouTube video, you see it has a dark background and bright text color. And there is no way to customize it to your favorite dark color, and no way to make the background 100% black.

YouTube Dark Mode (most customizable option)

YouTube Dark Mode enabled thanks to the toggle switch in the profile icon
YouTube Dark Mode toggled

To get a harmonious dark style on all websites and that on YouTube and many of your other favorite websites. You can use the free and Open-Source Turn Off Lights browser extension and enable the Night Mode feature. With this powerful feature, it converts the website stylesheet from the default bright color to your chosen dark color theme.

YouTube Dark Mode that uses your personal Night Mode colors
Your personal Night Mode theme enabled
  1. Download the Turn Off the Lights browser extension
  2. Click right on the gray lamp button, and choose the menu item Options
  3. The Turn Off the Lights Options page shows up, and select now the tab Night Mode
  4. Enable the first checkbox to see the night switch on all websites OR the option for the long press to activate/disable the Night Mode on the current web page

Furthermore, you can choose here your favorite dark color for your website background, text, and hyperlink. And it will match this style on all your favorite and most visited websites.

YouTube tutorial on how to enable the Night Mode feature in the Turn Off the Lights browser extension

YouTube dim the lights (and not the HTML5 video player)

Dim the web page with Turn Off the Lights browser extension
Dim the web page with the Turn Off the Lights browser extension

The last way is to dim the current web page and highlight only the playing HTML5 video. That will make you focus and concentrate more and better on the video content. And not to thumbnails or the ads around this video player. That will create a distraction from your playing HTML5 video. You can add dim light with a translucent dark layer on top, but you can also decrease or increase the layer up to 100%. So it will be visible as a 100% solid black background and with the video on top of this dark layer.

In addition, there are many other great and useful options you can enable to get more out of the video website. Such as controlling the volume with the scroll of your mouse wheel or trackpad scroll, Glow effects around the playing video, Dynamic Background, Video filter to bring the video to black and white color, create a snapshot of the current frame in the video player and edit it live, Eye Protection feature, etc.

Conclusion

Hope this answer one of your questions:

  • How to get the YouTube Dark Mode Chrome extension
  • How to get the YouTube Dark Theme Chrome extension
  • How to enable the YouTube Night Mode Chrome extension
  • How to enable the YouTube Night Theme Chrome extension
  • How to enable lights off on YouTube Chrome extension
  • How to get the YouTube dark mode Windows 10
  • How to get the YouTube dark mode chromebook

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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