Better Dark Mode

Better Dark Mode

Give pages a better dark mode by avoiding things like full white text on full black background.

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What is Better Dark Mode?

Better Dark Mode is a Chrome extension by f. This extension has 5,344 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.64, and is most similar to Super Dark Mode and Lunar Reader - Dark Theme & Night Shift Mode. The latest version, 0.9.4, was updated 6 years ago.

Stats date:
By: f
Rating: 3.64 (22)
Version: 0.9.4 (Last updated: 2017-09-23)
Creation date: 2017-09-23
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
Size: 32.82K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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- Creates a dark mode of any page by inverting the original colors, background-colors, border-colors.
- Unlike most "dark modes," Better Dark Mode reduces eye-strain by not allowing any RGB values below 50 or above 200 by default.  Darkness and brightness limits can be customized by user.

Potential updates:
- Find a way to avoid flash of non-darkened page before extension runs on page load
- Store the active/inactive state as well as darkness/brightness limit variables Chrome-wide (currently using localStorage)
Risk impact

Better Dark Mode requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

Better Dark Mode has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
by DigsDiamonds DigsDiamonds, 2022-05-20

The way this extension handles color change is simply perfect for my eyes, the best I've ever tried. Unfortunately, the changes only take effect once the page is fully loaded, and I have a slow internet connection. Which means there's always a considerable delay and a lengthy exposure to original light colors.
by Warden Red Warden Red, 2022-02-14

Loved it
by sh suvo sh suvo, 2022-01-18
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