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
I use this extension as well, but I don't understand (or like) the fact that it requires access to browsing history (img below). Perhaps there's a legitimate reason for this that I'm not aware of.
Either way, it's a shame that users need to give a third party extension access to the Jira/Atlassian websites to achieve what should be native functionality.
It's funny for me that we all seem to have this privacy concern with this extension, but no one noticed that the Stylus extension (that is a prerequisite to using the solution @Adan Alvarado so kindly offered us) also has the same permission requirements. Am I missing something?
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.
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
Alongside the other generic answers, the Dark Reader extension makes JIRA look really nice, not to mention every other site.
This is the answer that wasn't blocked my my company admins, and it's immediately helpful.
Note, watch your color editing, as it can't display text you set to very dark colors because of the dark background and flips it to lighter colors. But you should be able to either turn it off while you're doing that or remember to account for it.
All these third party solutions can only be considered as temporary solutions. They can stop working partially or completely in any moment because of any future changes in Jira. The proper solution would be a native dark theme from the Jira team which will be synchronized with the current OS theme using the prefers-color-scheme CSS media query
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:
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...
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.
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.
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.
So many great suggestions, awesome!
I found this link which combined everything about jira dark mode which might help you:
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:
I already had the Global CSS and JS installed so that was an easy choice for me. I can add some custom tweaks myself
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.
I am not aware of noting that would be official. There are existing suggestion request which I highly recommend you to vote and watch
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