I just realised that there is an option for dark mode for Stack Overflow. I was wondering if there is any chance our community could use it too.

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    As a switch so that each user can decide for him/herself I guess?
    – Skillmon
    Mar 31, 2020 at 9:55
  • Is the dark mode available for the TeX Exchange Community too? I think it's only available for the Stack Overflow and not for the whole Stack Exchange.
    – chadoulis
    Mar 31, 2020 at 10:03
  • I don't think it is, yet. They are in beta only on overflow (I guess). My first comment was on how this works. In the meantime I found it on SO.
    – Skillmon
    Mar 31, 2020 at 10:30
  • Just use Dark Reader extension... Apr 14, 2020 at 9:52
  • @Anoldmaninthesea. Yeah, that's what I do. My recommendation for Firefox is "Dark Background and Light Text": simple and flexible Nov 15, 2021 at 13:25

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It is being tested on Stack Overflow only. Plans to roll this out to all networks across Stack Exchange is currently unlikely as each graduated site has its own design elements that might not fit well with a universal dark mode switch. I would assume each site would have to initiate its own poll to see whether it would warrant the time to come up with a site-specific dark mode option. This, however, is all dependent on how well dark mode on Stack Overflow is utilised once the kinks have been sorted out.

Source: The Overflow: Introducing Dark Mode (beta) for Stack Overflow

  • Any update on this? Thanks Sep 23 at 15:53
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    @jessexknight: A post on Meta.SE mentions the SE workload looking forward. They mention a backlog of roughly 100 site redesigns that have come out beta before they do anything else (including bringing more accessibility and customization ~ dark mode - to other sites. Personally, I think this will take a while.
    – Werner Mod
    Sep 23 at 16:43

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