YouTube Dark Theme

YouTube Dark Theme

A light, dark theme for YouTube with easy toggle on and off and scheduling support. This theme is based on the default YouTube theme

  • YouTube Dark Theme
What is YouTube Dark Theme?
'YouTube Dark Theme' is a chrome extension that readily swaps YouTube's standard theme to a customizable dark theme. It provides an effortless toggle switch between the dark and light themes. The extension comes with scheduling support and personalizes default color schemes. Notably, it involves no data exchange with servers, guarantying user's privacy. It changes a cookie and runs a lite script on YouTube pages to alter their appearance. It builds upon YouTube's native dark theme, ensuring light load on system resources.
By: MeryDev
Users: 70,000+
Version: 0.4.1 (Last updated: 2022-12-27)
Creation date: 2020-05-08
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • cookies
  • alarms
  • idle
Host permissions:
  • *://**
Size: 88.66K
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YouTube Dark Theme
YouTube Dark Theme (v0.4.1)
4.21 (90) 2,201+
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"Dark Theme for YouTube" extension converts YouTube theme to a highly customizable dark charcoal/blue theme. This extension is built on top of the default YouTube theme (native dark theme) so it is very light-weighted compare to using themes injected by Stylish or Stylus extensions.

Features: Turn on and off from the action button to switch between light and dark themes Accepts scheduling to turn on only on the specified period Customize default color scheme Inject custom CSS to alter the default theme (change font-size or font-family for instance)

How does this extension work? This extension alters a cookie globally to turn the dark theme on and off. It also injects a lite script to the YouTube pages to alter the color scheme of the root element. In oppose to the other similar extensions, there is no resetting of the default theme or inverting the white theme with an inversion filter. Both of these methods are computationally inefficient. Instead, this extension asks YouTube to turn the native dark theme and only alter the global CSS variables to alter the colors. Note that this method only works if the product supports native coloring. Some Google products do not yet support this feature.

Privacy Policy: This extension does not send or receive any data to any server whatsoever.

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  • Saves eyes from strain
  • Works well when it wants to
  • Text is all readable
  • Dark grey theme is preferred over black
  • Doesn't work for some users
  • Turns off by default for some users
  • Background color setting in options is broken
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work
  • Works well when it wants to
  • Background color setting in the options is broken
Recent reviews
Doesn't work.
by Anna Paulowna Anna Paulowna, 2024-06-10

nice. dont change anything pls
by John Coleman John Coleman, 2024-05-26

My eyes was literally burning Thanks :)
by Masonutb5 BG Masonutb5 BG, 2024-04-30
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Risk impact

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

Risk likelihood

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