Offbeat Microsoft Edge has a dark mode. Here's how to turn it on

18:36  09 august  2018
18:36  09 august  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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Microsoft ' s Edge browser has a dark mode sorta. However, you can change that with the Turn Off the Lights extension for Microsoft Edge . Install it and it turns the background of web pages black and the text white.

Microsoft . Dark mode is available now for iOS and is coming soon to Android. Here ' s how to enable it Editors' note: This story was originally published on April 14, 2017, and has been updated.

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Microsoft's Edge browser has a dark mode... sorta. Thankfully, an honest-to-goodness dark mode is only an extension away — just as you'll find with Chrome. Let us review your options for painting Edge black.

Edge's built-in dark theme

Edge has a light and a dark theme. To go dark, click the triple-dot button in the top right of Edge, scroll down and click Settings. On the Settings panel, find Choose a theme and change it from Light to Dark.

The thing is, Edge's theme only touches the row of tabs and URL bar at the top of the window and the favorites, reading list, books, history and downloads panels that slide out from the right. Web pages remain bright white. Bummer.  

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Here ' s how : Click the Try the beta toggle switch in the top right. Turn on the lights. Microsoft added a useful tool that lets you toggle off dark mode for an individual email message so you can see it in its original formatting.

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Turn off the lights

However, you can change that with the Turn Off the Lights extension for Microsoft Edge. Install it and it turns the background of web pages black and the text white. Not by default, though. The extension places a light bulb button in the upper right, but all that does is turn your current web page a dull shade of gray. It's useful when watching YouTube because it fades out everything on the page other than the video player, but useful for little else.

Turn Off the Lights extension for Edge Turn Off the Lights extension for Edge

Dig into the extension's options, and you'll find a true dark mode. Click the Night Mode tab in options and then check the box for Show the night switch button below the web page to make the page dark or light. This places a toggle switch in the lower-left corner of Edge to put your current web page in dark mode, complete with a black background and white text.

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