https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stefan280256

Dark Mode for Duolingo. Feedback?

I would like to give feedback and don't know where to put it. So I put it here. I would like a dark mode for Duolingo.

Thanks in advance and best regards Stefan

July 11, 2018

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/georgeoftruth

I've been using the Dark Reader add-on for years. It works very well with Duolingo. Looks like this:

IMHO, a dark mode would be very low priority for the understaffed Duo engineers.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iFail

It indeed does seem to look better than it used to - but the current version is too blue in my opinion :P.

But I've got to admit that it looks nicer than my new dark theme (unreleased) in some respects.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/georgeoftruth

Dark Reader has filters. You can adjust brightness, contrast, grayscale, etc. to your liking.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iFail

I know, I'm using a customized old version of it for many sites :P. But the new version is too much blue rather than black, it looks nice though (blue is the worst one for your eyes and brain).

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iFail

Preview, coming soon:

The CSS is mostly ready but some of the extra's aren't. It will have a brightness slider and an option for dynamic brightness based on the position of the sun.

Unlike my previous version, this one is designed to be a bit more "for everybody" and it keeps as much as possible close to it's normal version.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bloodchild121

I like how it looks, but I am super impressed with the fact that you got 4000 points in one day. That is awesome!!!!!

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iFail

Thank you :). The xp was largely by testing out of a course in my native language though xD (which I did to test something).

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iFail

Thank you for summing up the options, but I'm not sure if mentioning Stylish scripts is currently a good idea considering their invasion of their user's privacy. A new version of my dark mode is largely ready and doesn't use third party scripts. It will be out "soon", the main issue I'm having atm is that the Google web store doesn't accept my CC, meaning I can't publish anything yet - as soon as that's resolved it will be available :).

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

Yes, I definitely should have linked my recent thread about the Stylus addon/extension replacement before: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27870688$comment_id=27870900

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

@Elvper

Does your "dark schema" work in parallel with f.lux and 1900K/2300K + dimmed settings?

Will it be a Chrome extension, based on the "WebExtension API"?

Some users are still based on Firefox V52.9.0esr or V45esr, legacy addons and no WebExtensions API support....or even the possibility to upgrade to newer Quantum/ESR versions because of older CPU or OS.

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeneralGinne

I use that Dark Reader browser extension (Google Chrome). Works like a charm.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dogomolo

There is also userscript called Duolingo True Dark. http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Duolingo_Userscripts

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane254678

What is a dark mode?

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stefan280256

It converts the colours of the website. White gets black... Your eyes can better relax that way while reading. Google can give more information ;)

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chimchilla_

If you are on a mobile device, you could always use a blue light filter. They always help me with eyestrain, especially late at night. :)

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stefan280256

Thank you. I already use one. Still hoping for a dark mode. ;)

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Derek_Krueger-18

How do I get that on mine?

July 12, 2018
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