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Ask HN: Are we witnessing the rise of the dark mode?
4 points by gfc121 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments
Increasing number of apps/websites and even OS (macOS and Windows 10) are introducing dark interfaces. Is this just a fad or an natural change due to the increased screen time the humanity is facing?

I've always preferred the dark mode. I use the computer a lot and it's much easier on the eyes. I don't think it's a fad because it's for a practical reason. I hope apps / websites continue to move in this direction.

Agreed, I'm so happy to finally get a proper dark mode on the new macOS.

I think that dark mode in general is getting more attention than before. One of the main reasons is the introduction of macOS Mojave. Dark mode is a nice thing if people are working/browsing late at night or in low-light environment. It helps reduce eye strain for sure. Night Eye - https://nighteye.app/ is a browser extension that enables dark mode on nearly any website and comes handy to websites that still don't offer a dark UI.

Built in bright/dark interfaces, same as low blue modes are just convenience customizations which help people adjust screen to work habits - night work etc. They give real health benefits in my own experience. However I still wait for a killer e-ink laptop to please my eyes in any light settings.

I work in an usually well lit room and dark mode is really hard when I got direct sunlight, not in my screen, but in the room in general.

Dark mode is nice when it's dark, so maybe it's related to the use of smartphones in bed at night.

I’ve always thought it was just a fad (one that I like though) I never thought about it in terms of a response to increased screen time but that is very possible.

I like this design trend!

Can you show me which websites use dark mode? I would love to see them. :)

YouTube and Twitter both have the option to enable dark mode

Reddit has an option to set the UI to dark mode in settings

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