As well as offering a very different aesthetic on your devices, enabling dark mode can save you some battery life, extending the time between trips to the charger, perhaps even allowing you to leave the charger at home sometimes. But how do you enable dark mode on your gadgets? Here's how to enable it in Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.
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I’m a huge fan of night or dark mode and have written a ton about different apps and extensions you can use to darken up your screen. Any dark mode enthusiast will tell you about how using your device with a dark background rather than a white one will save your eyes as well as your device’s battery power. This week Google took things a step further and talked about how much battery power you’re saving by going dark.
I'm a tremendous fan of night or "dark" modes for websites and apps. A darker background uses less battery power and is easier on your eyes than a bright white one. It's a win-win. I've written before about a few Chrome extensions that will let you turn on a dark mode for everything you do. This week I came across a new one that works specifically for Google Docs.
Microsoft's big October update for Windows 10 is here. If Microsoft hasn't rolled it out to your Windows machine yet, you can force a manual update by simply clicking on your Start button, typing in the word "check," and selecting the "check for updates" option. Click on the grey "Check for updates" box under Windows Update, and it should appear.
I'm a tremendous fan of dark modes. They're easier on your eyes and your computer's battery, and I think make using sites and apps a lot more pleasant. Unfortunately, not every site offers a dark mode (this one included). However, this week I came across a web extension that can make the magic happen anywhere you want it to.
A while back we showed off a little trick to enable YouTube's secret dark mode. Now, there's an official way to opt into the new look.
If you're running Google Chrome 57 or above, it turns out there's a hidden dark mode. Reddit user _paul- found the menu, which you can enable with a quick jump into the console menu.