Your eyes ever burn while watching YouTube videos at night? Well, do not fret. You now have the option to choose night mode at YouTube! This guide here will help you to enable/disable dark mode in YouTube in Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, both in Mac and Windows PC.
Who doesn’t enjoy watching YouTube videos at night? They are a means to take away the stress you accumulate over the day and fill the remaining moments of the day with happiness and pleasure. Every Youtube user wished for the dark mode to be introduced in YouTube to prevent their eyes from straining and get better sleep afterward. Now that’s a reality. The dark mode is available in Chrome and Firefox, both on Mac and Windows PC.
When you activate Dark mode, the light surfaces of the page turn dark, thereby providing a soothing viewing experience at night. This brand new feature is available for Chrome and Mozilla. Here’s a guide to show you how that works!
How to Enable Dark Mode in Chrome and Firefox on Mac or Windows PC
Note: For this, you will have to make sure to have the latest version of Chrome and Firefox.
Step #1: Firstly, open Chrome/Firefox on your Mac or Windows PC.
Step #2: Head over to YouTube at www.youtube.com.
Step #3: Next you will need to open the developer menu. To do so, follow the below steps:
- On Mac Keyboard
Press Option(⌥)+Command(⌘)+I on Mac
If you are using Windows Keyboard (On Mac), press Windows+Alt+I
- On Windows PC
Press Ctrl+Shift+I or F12
Step #4: Click on the Console tab.
Step #5: Paste the following
In case the code mentioned above is not working, try out the code given below. This command for activating Dark Mode works in Firefox as well. The web browser might warn you to not change the root path as it makes your system prone to hijacking attacks.
In case you face an error while pasting code in Mozilla Firefox, just type allow pasting and hit the enter key. Next, paste the text given below:
Hit the enter key again. You are done!
Step #6: Close the developer window and refresh the page.
Step #7: Click on your profile icon at the top right corner. If you are not logged into your YouTube account, click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner.
Then, click on Dark Mode.
Step #8: Now, you will need to click on the switch next to Activate Dark Mode to enable it.
You are finally done! You will notice that the entire YouTube sections have turned dark making it a lot convenient and soothing to view.
How to Disable Dark Mode in YouTube in Chrome/Firefox on Mac and Windows PC
Step #1: Open your YouTube in Chrome/Mozilla Firefox on your Mac or Windows PC.
Step #2: You will need to click on your profile at the top right corner like we did before. If you are not logged into your YouTube account, click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner.
Step #3: Click on Dark Mode.
Step #4: Finally, turn off the switch next to Activate Dark Mode.
That’s it. You have disabled the Dark Mode option.
Note: Please note that all the settings will reset once you close/reopen your browser.
Expert Tip: If you want to disable the feature entirely due to the hacking threat, clear all history in the respective browser.