THE Dark Mode is here to stay. After landing on macOS Mojave 10.14, it arrived on iOS 13 and is now part of the daily lives of many users.
Although much of the operating system is impacted by the feature and takes on that dark appearance, when you open the Safari most likely you are faced with a beautiful white background from some website, completely contrasting with your visual choice.
Why does it happen? Well, websites don’t necessarily follow that rule – Apple even created a way for web developers to support Dark Mode on their sites, but then everyone embarks on this…
But there is a way to “force” sites to go dark, using the extension Dark Mode for Safari from developer Alexandru Denk.
This extension changes the color scheme of the websites you visit, either to make reading more pleasant in a low-light environment or simply to make everything match the dark appearance of macOS.
Before, of course, a warning: not everything is flowers. In many cases, the implementation is really good and adequate (as in Wikipedia).
In others, as in UOL, the thing is not so pleasant anymore – notice that the website’s brand disappears in Dark Mode, and that some colors (buttons, bars, among other elements) are very different from the original. It goes a lot in the way the website was created / built, after all what the extension does is to force a Dark Mode “down the throats” of these sites.
Speaking of the options of the extension itself, you can activate it manually, configure it to be activated with the system or schedule a specific time (at night, for example) so that it is turned on automatically.
You also have options on how dark you want to look (black, dark gray, a kind of black curtain in which you control opacity or even a mono mode, which works on a gray scale).
There is also a kind of filter by which you can disable or activate the extension settings only for certain pages or sites – ideal just for you to do this screening, in case the dark look is not satisfactory in some places. ?