Duolingo NEEDS a dark mode
I might be alone with this, but i quite often use duolingo late at night and the white theme looks nice and all, but it would be much nicer to have the option to switch to a dark grey or even black theme that does not burn your eyes when you're trying to look at it when it's dark.
I see 236 people under the words ‘dark mode’ and 1102 for ‘too bright’. If you go down far enough on ‘too bright’, you find someone who is pleased that Duolingo has become darker but from 5 years ago.
I still think that "dark mode" just means that DUO wears emo or goth clothing...
Ah if the team ever does create a dark mode, they HAVE to give Duo an emo look to go with it c:
Until Duolingo chooses to do something about this, I have been using Dark Reader on Chrome. In fact, I've got it set so that this is the only site that is adjusted, as the rest of the web is fine. Most sites I normally use allow me to use a dark theme (Twitter, YouTube, etc.) so I don't need to add them to my Dark Reader site list.
If you use Chrome on your PC, here is the link for Dark Reader: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-reader/eimadpbcbfnmbkopoojfekhnkhdbieeh?hl=en
Im up voting you because of Dark Reader. Ive bee using it for a few months now and its brilliant.. I use it for all websites, not just DL.
Dark Reader for Safari
Thanks for this, I was using a similar plug-in but it was terrible and didn't format with Duolingo. This plug-in looks great!
Dark Reader is an amazing addon, but be warned that it will increase CPU usage, especially if you have many tabs open.
For Firefox and also for Chrome users:
This add-on offers not only night mode (dark),
but also streak notifications/reminders,
printing lesson notes,
writing custom lesson notes and
quick courses overview.
okay...honestly, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You've helped preserve my vision.
I tried that, but it turns red when I put my username in. It seems to me that it thinks that its not my username.
LOL!! I usually don't even comment on topics that have over 30 replies, because, well, what's the point? It would never be read. :/
Oh, my! 2,435 upvotes and counting. I do like some of the changes Duo makes, and usually I'm at least neutral and I get used to them, but this last aesthetic re-make did not please me. The app not only became too bright, but all the square icons and fluffy compliments and skills that move when you mouse over them... it looks so childish that it embarrasses me. I didn't even realize that until I traveled and I tried to hide my phone while I was doing duolingo on the train.
Thank you. My eyes are gushing blood at this point.
UPDATE: I downloaded the Chrome plug-in for dark mode and I have been saved. I can see clearly now -- the blinding, epilepsy-inducing screen is gone.
Hi there. You're not alone at all. I wish Duo had a dark mode. In my case, when I use the desktop version on my Windows 10 I use this extension available on Google Chrome: Dark Reader. It works perfectly and will change your life definitely. I recommend it to you. Good luck :)
I've given so many lingots for things like this. Here, have my last remaining lingot. They need to add this. I'll say it in some languages.
Please add dark mode
الرجاء إضافة وضع الظلام
Bitte dunklen Modus hinzufügen
ডার্ক মোড যোগ করুন
Placere addere tenebras modus
Engade un modo escuro
Agrega un modo oscuro
Afegiu un mode fosc
कृपया एक डार्क मोड जोड़ें
בבקשה הוסף מצב חשוך
S'il vous plaît ajouter le mode sombre
Aggiungi una modalità scura
Nice. But equal time for modern Greek! -- Παρακαλώ προσθέστε μία προσαρμογή για σκοτεινές συνθήκες. Best wishes, Paul
Definitely read this before, but I agree as I learn better in the evening. :)
You're not alone, if you type, "dark mode" in the search bar you will find there are 156 results.
Wold be nice to have a darker backdrop because at 9:00 the white hurts my eyes.
I find that Duolingo is really hard on my eyes, and often would like to continue but have to stop because my eyes are failing. I find that my vision is blurry for 5 or 10 minutes after I stop. I think the problem is the contrast between the bright white background, and the small font size of the characters(Chinese)
I, like others in the post, highly recommend Dark Reader! It's avalible for Chrome, Safari and Firefox, and creates a universal dark theme for any site. For best results after installing, click the icon in the extension bar, then "More" > "Dynamic."
Good idea! It is bad enough the powers that should not be have everyone switching to save energy, but what about our poor eyes. LED lights which have no red/orange spectrum which our eyes NEED badly. Every little rest our eyes might be able to get without having to stare at yet another white/blue spectrum screen for long periods of time would be appreciated!
I totally agree. This has been posted so many times before... let's hope they'll do something with it eventually...
Every night, I wear a pair of yellow night-driving glasses. They seem to cancel the blue light from the screen for me.... (A lot more effective than waiting for Duolingo to pay attention to these comments!)
You can use userstyles themes for different skins of the website. https://userstyles.org/styles/browse/duolingo I made this theme myself. https://userstyles.org/styles/173199/duolingo-stars
I think a lot of people think about the same idea! We should have the "dark theme".
I study duo lingo first thing every morning while I take a walk and its dark outside. Darkmode would be a godsend!
Fully agreed. Retina searing white is never fun, and my current dark mode Opera add-on blots out everything on the page.
I am glare sensitive.
Please, won't someone think of the retinas?
Duolingo, as always, can't see the obvious, duh.
Guys, all of you suggesting Chrome/Firefox plugins is cool and all... But does anyone know any solutions for mobile web version? (I don't use the app because it's not as challenging when it comes to lessons :/) I use Chrome mobile, perhaps someone knows a trick to use dark mode? I know you can't install plugins in mobile version, but I'll ask anyway, maybe someone knows something... (Come to think of it, Google itself didn't implement dark mode and plugin support for its mobile browser, and is not going any time soon, it seems... well, that sucks, really)
What if Duolingo did not add dark mode because they want to encourage you to practice during the day, when most people are awake?
1) You're probably giving DL 'way too much credit for actually paying heed and thinking out a solution, here. 2) As I see it, it's not DL's place to regulate the patterns of my days and nights. (Late evening may be the only chance some learners have to sit down and study.) 3) For some people, evening is when their mental acuity is sharpest. 4) If this were DL's intention, why don't they respond to the multitude of comments on this topic by saying so? As if they regarded their audience as mature and capable of taking in a reasoned discussion? 5) If your comment was intended satirically, excuse me for missing it! Best wishes, Paul
Ooh yes, yes, yes! My eyes always feel so much better when I am able to use a dark mode and I use it whenever it is available!
You're not anywhere near alone about this. The number of upvotes (536 immediately after mine) and lingots (191 after mine) proves that a dark mode is in high demand. Adding a dark mode is about the easiest possible new feature to add to Duolingo.
Guys, If you type ''Duolingo True Dark'' on a new tab, you can download it for your iOS, Android, even on your PC. The version is available on Duolingo plus.
I have my whole computer running with this capability, by using a utility called F.lux
It automatically adjusts the amount of blue-light emitted from the screen, based on what time of day it is. It also offers a red-screen mode which is implamented in a novelty way by making everything like a photographic negative. This red mode is obviously not good for viewing photos. For Duolingo usage though, it's fantastic.
If you download extensions off the chrome web store, there will be a dark mode. these extensions were not made by Duolingo, so be careful.
The design of the website isn't so bad,but it's blinding at night,I vote yes
Yeah, I feel that Duolingo should at least have a dark mode for people that use it at night. Sometimes I use it at night and I have to turn my brightness down by around 30% so my eyes don't get scorched.
Seems Duolingo already has it, just needs to expand usage. If you hover your cursor on icons to right of Shop, it goes into light dark mode.
To the right of what? The top ribbon includes: Crowns / Streak / Lingots. (Hovering then clicking "Lingots" allows me to go to the shop.)
Once there, to the right, there's nothing to hover for clicking. To the right are the boxes which contain information for the leagues, daily goal, achievements, and friends.
I think you can set your device's screen setting to dark mode, therefore making Duolingo in dark mode.
I have an app called Stylish. It's for computers and phones on Google. You can get it on Chrome Web Store. It's free. You can install diferent themes for apps you have. On the web. Oof.
How can people give this person upvotes and lingots for this? This is mentioned ALL THE TIME. People have been giving solutions to this by suggesting installing an extension. And they always say "I may be the only one" or 'I might be alone in this". Come on! Do you seriously think you're the only one? x.x Just use SEARCH, so that we don't have to see the same conversations over and over again.
Yeah, I know...you can do whatever you want. Yet insightful and unique posts get downvoted. It boggles my mind.
It certainly does, I don't know why they won't do it. At least on desktop.
that would be nice...duolingo scares me for some reason...i think the memes are getting to my head.
I think duolingo changes everything except for the things people care about
I'm glad people agree that it's too bright when you're in a dark place, especially at night
I also find myself late at night doing Duolingo, and a dark theme would be really nice!
There is tools where you can change the CSS for a specific website, this means that you can change background color and font color yourself for ANY website you use.
NGL I'd love to see dark mode, it's less straining on the eyes and is the preferred mode for most people
You've got a point. I hate burning my eyes trying to up myself on the leaderboard hahaha
chrome's dark reader extension destroys the "match the words" games :c so yea, dark mode please ♥
Well I already have a dark theme and it's very good, just google "userstyles duolingo dark" and get it from there.
I agree with you. Many many people have requested this. I wish they'd add Swiss-German and Bulgarian. I asked for them, but I don't think Duolingo pays attention to any messages or requests.
i completely agree with you about this they should totally have a dark mode
If you use the online version, even on your phone you can switch the search engine you're using to night mode so then your duolingo is the same
I would prefer an "emotional dark mode" all the sentences are about death, loneliness and self-doubt.
I don't know why they haven't brought out a dark mode yet, even if just for the web.
I agree with you. I use dark mode for night time, but I cant use duolingo because of how bright it is!
On my PC I use stylish to force Duolingo into a dark mode. I coincidently only applied it to Duolingo today, but so far it's working well.
Perhaps you could see if your device has a "blue light filter" or "adaptive brightness" mode. Thanks for your post.
I like this idea! Sometimes the "dark mode" is better to use because relax the eyes and give more focus on some issues in the screen.
Recently Twitter is giving for Desktop user a "dark mode". I have use it on mobile for a long time.