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

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What is YouTube Dark Theme?

YouTube Dark Theme is an Edge add-on by Bermet. This add-on has 10,457 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.50, and is most similar to Review Bookmarks and Web PKI. The latest version, 0.4.1, was updated 6 months ago.

Stats date:
By: Bermet
Rating: 4.50 (8)
Version: 0.4.1 (Last updated: 2022-12-26)
Creation date: 2022-01-11
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • cookies
  • alarms
  • idle
Host permissions:
  • *://**
Size: 85.88K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

YouTube Dark Theme
YouTube Dark Theme (v0.4.1)
210 82,630
Not available on Firefox
"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.

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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User reviews
Works exactly as described. My eyes can rest when watching YT at night.
by alvin, 2023-02-25

Love it
by Danny, 2021-09-15

Именно то, что искал
by Евгений, 2020-11-22
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Risk impact

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

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

YouTube Dark Theme is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. 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 an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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