PDF Dark Theme

PDF Dark Theme

Applies a dark theme to your PDF viewer

  • PDF Dark Theme
  • PDF Dark Theme
What is PDF Dark Theme?
PDF Dark Theme is a Chrome extension that applies a dark theme to your PDF viewer, allowing for a comfortable reading experience in dark mode. It works on locally installed PDFs and requires the PDF viewer to be set to light theme for the desired results.
Users: 1,000+
Rating: 1.67 (3)
Version: 1.04 (Last updated: 2024-05-10)
Creation date: 2022-06-15
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Host permissions:
  • file://*.pdf
Size: 20.63K
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⚠️IMPORTANT⚠️: This extension won't work until you give it permission to access file URLs. You can do so by heading to your browser's extension page and enabling file access there.

⚠️IMPORTANT⚠️: This extension will only work on PDFs that you have installed locally on your computer. If you want it to work on PDFs you find online as well i.e. http://www.africau.edu/images/default/sample.pdf, I recommend you use Arshpreet Buttar's DarkPDF extension instead @ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/darkpdf/cfemcmeknmapecneeeaajnbhhgfgkfhp?hl=en.

⚠️IMPORTANT⚠️: Your PDF viewer should be set to light theme for this extension to work. If you try to open up a light PDF document in a dark PDF viewer, this extension is going to invert the colors for both of them. Leaving you with a dark PDF document and a light PDF viewer. You need to have both of a light PDF document and a light PDF viewer for the desired results.

EDIT: As pointed out in the reviews, you can't change the theme for chrome's default PDF viewer without changing the theme of your browser (as of May 2024 at least). I use the Vimium C PDF Viewer chrome extension instead, which gives me a different PDF viewer that can have a theme independent of the browser. Put chrome in dark theme, put vimium C pdf viewer in light theme, and it should work out. You can find that extension here.



This extension is a fork of Buttar's extension (from above) except it's one file only.

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User reviews
by Dark Space Dark Space, 2024-03-17

I have given permission for this extension to access file URLs by checking the box. Nevertheless, nothing happened when I opened a PDF file in the browser from the hard disk in my PC. I think it is a great pity that the advertised function does not work. For this reason, there is unfortunately only one star from me in the rating of this extension.
by Sabrina Ergert Sabrina Ergert, 2024-03-07

"Your PDF viewer should be set to light theme for this extension to work." How do you do that in chrome ?
by Alexis Brissard Alexis Brissard, 2023-11-20
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Risk impact

PDF Dark Theme is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

PDF Dark Theme is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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