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Is there a dark mode available for Jira on the web?

This is one of the last primary tools we use to not be running in a dark mode, and it's rough on the eyes every time we have to switch to Jira.

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https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/night-mode-for-jira/nlgcogdbamhmdbpaabmpklojolokodaa might help if you spend your days in it in chrome. Though it sucks that atlassian is forcing people into hacks

Joe_hicks I'm New Here Jun 22, 2021

Works as advertised.

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Thank you! This worked out great!  Sadly, since we spend so much time in front a screen, Dark Mode should be a standard option on all applications and all sites.  Optometrists are making millions.

Note, I used the extension in MS Edge as it now allows you to add Chrome extensions.

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Thank you so much for this! This was one of the last tools I use daily that was not in dark mode.

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EPIC! Thanks. @Joe_hicks 

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Works great! Sad we have to use an extension for it, but glad one exists.

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Ade Dyas I'm New Here Sep 23, 2021

any recommendation for Safari? :(

@Ade Dyas Yes, https://darkreader.org/, I have been using this instead and it is amazing!  You are able to set which sites need to be dark or not.  JIRA display much better as well.  Make sure to donate as we only get one pair of eyes!

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bhunt I'm New Here Sep 29, 2021

This extension started requesting access to browsing history suddenly. I would not recommend using it. Seems pretty fishy.

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I noticed this the other day, I tried to reverse engineer it but couldn't get it to work. Ended up uninstalling it.

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Joe_hicks I'm New Here Oct 18, 2021

I also uninstalled after it started asking for permissions where it did not before.  Shame, too, because it looked nice.

I created a style to be used with Stylus web extension. Please take a look here:

https://github.com/aalvarado/JiraDarkTheme

This is the exact solution that the OP requested, and what i came here for. @Adan Alvarado  Thank you so much for this! +++

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Thanks @Adan Alvarado for your work on this. As the OP, I just wanted to chime in to say that this is very cool and impressive, but not what we're looking for, as @Jon Bianco suggested (although I hope it works for Jon).

Setting aside the fact that it's incomplete (there are white artifacts scattered about and whole sections of the site that are not dark), what we're looking for is native dark mode support from Atlassian.

Thanks again for putting this together, and for sharing it.

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True, but this is the most up to date version that it is easily distribuitable and anyone who would like to contribute is welcome to do so while we wait for native.

It is often better to release imperfectly than to never do so.

Which white artifacts bother you the most if you don't mind asking? :)

Thank you for your response

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I am not experiencing any artifacts in the UI, although the colors may not be to everyone's liking (I prefer the light blue main copy to be just white), but given the theme created, it is very easily able to be modified. I look forward to seeing forks and revisions of this!

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BTW here's my slight changes to @Adan Alvarado  theme:

 

Line 79:

.adg3 .ghx-summary,
.adg3 .ghx-summary .ghx-inner {
color: #fff;
}

 

Line 112:

[data-testid="ContextualNavigation"] div:first-child {
background-color: #333;
color: #fff;
}

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I've been looking into specifying css variables so that they can be overridden from the extension. Thank you for that piece of code, I'll see how I can incorporate it!

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I've been sort of defaulting on Dark Reader, I haven't made updates in a while. You're welcome to try create a PR with those changes:

https://github.com/aalvarado/JiraDarkTheme/pulls

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Oh wow, Dark Reader works so much better!

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Dark Reader is the Bee's Knees

Hi.
Dark mode / dark theme is one of the most popular features currently.
Our app DarkTheme for Jira has been available since the beginning of 2020 and does exactly what you are looking for.

the app provides three additional dark themes (dark modes) that can be switched on/off by every user on its own.

Just give it a try:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1221577/darktheme

Thanks for sharing your product. We're not using Jira server, but rather Jira cloud, so I don't know that it applies. Moreover, the point is that in this day and age, dark mode should be available OOTB, and we shouldn't have to pay for it. 

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No budget for that, require it free :/

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You have to pay for dark mode. Is this a joke!!

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Hello @Darren Stafford , Mine is free and open source. Please take a look here https://github.com/aalvarado/JiraDarkTheme, I also follow up on bugs on it atm. :)

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Pity, I know others that swear by Jira etc, but ease of use and setup, just setup this and Monday, first thing out of the box, turn on Dark mode. Big fail here, I am going to Monday.com

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Paying for something like dark mode is akin to paying for rear window tinting in an SUV now-days.  Package the dark mode in with the OOTB Jira feature set.  There are already far too many 'features' that have extra cost associated with them.  Charging for dark mode is absurdity at its best.  Listen to your user base on this one Atlassian...

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Bobby S I'm New Here May 07, 2021

Wow, paying extra for dark mode? Absolutely not. I would be very curious to hear the justification for that, given that that is wildly non-standard.

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Dark theme is a for pay feature? I assume you lost a bet and had to post this ridiculous drivel?

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OMG.... seriously!!! Paid dark-mode !!!

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Are you kidding me? Why would you charge for a dark mode?

 

Are you really that strapped for cash?

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Just install this Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/night-mode-for-jira/nlgcogdbamhmdbpaabmpklojolokodaa
This is from a previous thread, there is also a Mozilla extension.

My guess is that there is a significant amount of work to do, that will make the experience well worth it to pay for the dark mode. That is a decent amount of work.

bhunt I'm New Here Oct 18, 2021

I would not recommend using that Chrome extension as it has started asking for access to your browser history. Check the Q&A of the extension page to see the author denying it and claiming its a standard warning. I had that extension and it isnt a standard warning. 

I ended up using one of the many Stylish themes that you can find for free and inspect the css yourself. Several of them work better than the chrome extension ever did for me.

Alongside the other generic answers, the Dark Reader extension makes JIRA look really nice, not to mention every other site.

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-reader/eimadpbcbfnmbkopoojfekhnkhdbieeh?hl=en-US

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/darkreader/

In my experience recently, Darkreader has been breaking Confluence editor though :(

Ah, that's too bad. I don't use Confluence at my current company, but I remember it struggled with JIRA too, before the somewhat-recent redesign.

Just had the same question and ended up here. Because the posts here are from 6 or more months ago, i'll give an updated answer :)

 

I found some nice ones:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/search?query=dark%20mode

 

I already had the Global CSS and JS installed so that was an easy choice for me. I can add some custom tweaks myself

You could try  to enable chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark  and see if that helps. But... don't complain. It's a early stage feature which is making its first baby-steps. Hopefully we will see it implemented in one or in the other way. Be aware that it will enable dark mode across all websites.

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DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH CUSTOM CODE!

Use darkreader.org

A plugin that turns every website into darkmode.

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Mirek Community Leader Dec 05, 2019

Hi @Matt Richards ,

Check here

https://userstyles.org/styles/browse/atlassian

Maybe you can find the one that works :)

Hi Mirek,

Thanks for your response. I've looked at the "Stylish" Chrome browser plugin that you referenced, but my concern there is that they can "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit" which seems like a significant privacy concern. 

I'm hoping that there is a function native to Jira. 

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As a follow up, I tried it all the same and it doesn't work. It styled this page, but not our Jira.

Mirek Community Leader Dec 06, 2019

I am not aware of noting that would be official. There are existing suggestion request which I highly recommend you to vote and watch

Cloud:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-63150

Server:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-63150

Making a dark mode is mostly modification of CSS that is loading, so all of those solutions probably are doing that and that is why it need permission to change something on a site. I do not expect that something can be changed on the backed

Anyway as a next step you can check all addons that are related to theme and Jira on the marketplace and maybe you can find something that would allow you to achieve

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/search?category=Themes%20%26%20styles&product=jira

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