https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luigi.rodino

Night mode

Upvote this post if you agree that Duolingo should make a "nightmode." A nightmode would have an option that darkens the background from white to a less harsh color at night time so you can do duolingo without killing your eyes at night.

May 11, 2019

74 Comments


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

Yes I agree, especially because Duolingo even says studying a language before your bedtime helps in retaining information

May 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NathanielP02

also, there are achievements that ask you to do it at night

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FRENCHCHEF9

There is an app on apple computers and phones called flux. It turns the color of the whole screen more orangey, and it calms your eyes and helps them go to sleep once you have finished.

May 14, 2019

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

Great suggestion, it's also available for Windows

May 14, 2019

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

If you have Windows 10, it's now a built-in feature. Settings > System > Display > Night light.

May 15, 2019

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

yup

May 15, 2019

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

This is really not the same thing as having a black screen, but it's still helpful.

May 15, 2019

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

Great idea, I do lessons at night a lot, and yeah, it kills eyes! Lingot for you!

May 11, 2019

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

Why, hello again!

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APRILBROWN4

Some users have written scripts for dark mode , you can try searching/scrolling posts. Here is an example of one:

Duolingo true dark, unofficial dark theme by elvper … CLICK ME

May 11, 2019

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

I'm using one now its pretty cool

May 12, 2019

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

Edit2: pushed a little update now. Another one to follow soon.

Edit: I'm mistaken, was an issue with my browser. Should be fine. But I'm going to update the code soon as some of the exercises aren't yet supported.

May 12, 2019

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

If you're a web user with Chrome, there's an extenision you can download from the Web Store called "Dark Reader." It turns all of my websites black including duolingo. Here it is: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-reader/eimadpbcbfnmbkopoojfekhnkhdbieeh

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aparajito.B

It's also available for Firefox. I'm using it right now. It works well with Duolingo, usually doesn't obscure texts or images. Just turns the backgound dark and is also customizable.

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jacke47

I just dim my device brightness and that helps to alleviate the night glare.

May 12, 2019

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

That's a great idea, haven't thought of it, judging by the number of upvotes there is a fair chance this will get implemented some day so well done!

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexiw23

Fantastic idea, I would use it all the time because I find dark backgrounds easier on my eyes no matter what time of day it is.

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

I upvote you with pleasure! And float you a lingot...

May 12, 2019

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

I had never thought of this but yes, I would definitely use it.

May 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bomba89e

If youre on the computer and use chrome install "Dark Mode" on chrome. The images on duolingo look a little wonky but at least youll save yourself from a headache.

Also another good program to use is f.lux which you can install on pc or mac. It reduces the amount of blue light from your computer screen and replaces it with orange light which lowers eye strain. It even adjusts depending on what time of day it is.

May 11, 2019

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

Sim!!!! Yes!

May 11, 2019

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

Night Mode

May 11, 2019

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

That's the Duolingo Push announcement, and if I recall correctly, not a teaser for dark mode.

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31539312

May 12, 2019

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

pleaseeee!!! websites that have plain white backround just kill my eyes

May 12, 2019

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

Wait? What does this say!?! I cannot read anymore after 7 nights of exposure to Duolingo's white screen!

I totally agree.

May 14, 2019

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

Your icon!! :)

May 14, 2019

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

My eyes are really weak in the darkness so I'd definitely use it. ( ^ _ ^ )

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Memory03

i agree FULL HEARTEDLY

May 13, 2019

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

I agree.

May 13, 2019

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

Agreed

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ne71A1

Yes I think this is a good idea, I tend to use Duolingo a lot in the night and early morning and I end up squinting because of how bright it is. PS: I'm the 500th upvote ;)

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrianFolkers3

If you use chrome, there's an extension called dark reader. It makes all websites dark if they don't already have a dark mode. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-reader/eimadpbcbfnmbkopoojfekhnkhdbieeh?hl=en-US

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothy893186

If you use Apple, you can invert the colours on your phone by going into settings, then click on general, accessibility, display accommodations, invert colours , then press classic invert. It changes the colours of everything on your phone. I have tried it out many times before, and the Duolingo colours are Halloween themed ( Black, Orange And Purple). You get a turquoise sort of colour if you get the question wrong. I hope this helps you! ( I’m not sure about other phones) :)

May 14, 2019

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

yes.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KINGTIGER442

You don't need your eyes.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miranda.loughry

As a blind person, I can confirm.

May 14, 2019

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

Must be hard to read questions on Duo, huh?

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Z5bwzfpS

i agree

May 14, 2019

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

In the meantime, get a blue light filter for your device. PC has f.lux and android has Twilight (dunno about iOS). These will turn your screens more red at later hours of the day which vastly reduce eye strain (which also means less damage over time).

I strongly recommend getting one even if you don't plan on using Duolingo at night.

May 14, 2019

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

It should be a subtle grey, hard to look at the screen when eyes are dying. You have my upvote. :)

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miranda.loughry

Yes please! Nightmare would be amazing (I'm visually impaired, and bright white backgrounds really hurt my eyes).

May 14, 2019

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

Dark mode for the app would be amazing! Even for general use as I do find white backgrounds can be a strain, and well... aesthetics too. Yup! Geat idea.

May 15, 2019

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

i agree since most apps have a night mode and me aling with others may use it at night since we are night owls

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aaronthemann2117

i want it to be able to do night mode soon

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ci4ic4
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I've thought about it as well, as I often do my exercises late at night. Shouldn't be that hard...

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tuna4242

YES YES YES Oh my god!

May 11, 2019

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

I think, if possible, it should also check for a dark mode and follow the hint.

May 12, 2019

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

This needs 150,000,000 upvotes.....please, god, please! 100 lingots incoming.

May 12, 2019

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

Night mode is something what would be very helpful. Especially for eyes. <3

May 12, 2019

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

I heard that it's actually in development already. It's a matter of pushing for it imo!

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tolu-miraculous

YEAHHH!!!!!

May 12, 2019

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

I turn my phone to negative colours at night when on duolingo.

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annefrank_301

I always do my lessons at night

May 13, 2019

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

use the invert colors setting on phones. on pc, download dark reader from chrome extensions

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lukas170186

You can force the background and font color of your web browser. Then you should be fine.

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aaronthemann2117

yes

May 13, 2019

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

also for the iphone and ipad please.

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hsien.duol

Yeah, especially when you jolt awake at 11:25 PM remembering to do a Duolingo session.

May 13, 2019

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

Twitter has this feature and so does my phone, it is very helpful and useful, as well as it keeps my eyes from straining. I don't need eye problems I already have ear problems. Anyways this is defiantly an upvote from me!! In the meantime, have you tried other sources, like chrome extensions??

May 13, 2019

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

I totally agree! That sounds like a dream come true. I also practice Duolingo in public places whenever I am waiting or something, and it's a little annoying how bright it is even with the brightness turned down enough so you can still see the words.

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jess10901

Yes! That sounds great. They could also add a dark mode where the background is black so it doesn't hurt your eyes as much at night.

May 14, 2019

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

literally right now my eyes are burning just looking at this. Duo needs to add that.

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fawwaz495

YES Duolingo should do this

May 14, 2019

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

Agreed whole completely on the current theme being a bit....intense. Myself and Jonathan Dalgaard are currently working on another extension (there are already a few extensions that do this mentioned in the comments) that allows you to customize the colors / theme of the Duolingo website. Its VERY early in development but if youd like to give it a spin and leave feedback it would be appreciated.

Extension can be found here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duolingo-appearance/oifnhalickiahlaoacabfafjaibhhimo

and is fully open sourced so you can view the source code here: https://github.com/jonathandalgaard/duolingo-appearance

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/faizan968703

No, please no! Don't confuse the apps offering night screening thing like flux for apple or 'reading mode' for others or 'night mode' for the other others. None of these make up for an app with a black - darkened - bg and calmer colours. Please do add that feature ... you know, if it's not too much trouble.... for first six months of introducing it only make it available to duoplus guys so people pay you for the fine work you do...I'll wait for the day it trickles down to me like all things are supposed to!

May 16, 2019

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

Yes. I was just doing a lesson and had to stop because the bright screen was hurting my eyes.

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/i2harry

Yes, please!. At lease make the fonts white with the green background. I can't read the dark green on light green when there is comment on a correct answer :(

August 6, 2019

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

turn on a light

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BruceWayne484714

lul

May 13, 2019

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

Daymode (ah-ah-ah) Fighter of the Nightmode (ah-ah-ah)

Champion of the Sun (ah-ah-ah) You're a Master of Karate and friendship For Everyone

May 12, 2019

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

Its simple . . . Spanish or VANISH

May 12, 2019

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

This comment is amazing

May 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalebE691105

lets not bring in memes here please lol

May 12, 2019
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