Dark mode causes a lot less glare than the traditional light colour schemes of many apps do – so, many users strongly prefer the easier to look at dark mode.
The difference is especially noticeable when using a dark mode app in a dark room, it can be much less blinding. For users whose devices have an OLED or AMOLED screen, dark modes can even result in power savings, giving you improved battery life.
A lot of browser apps include a dark mode feature; however, the dark theme only applies to the user interface of the browser. This means you still end up browsing websites that have mostly white or light-coloured backgrounds. This mostly defeats the purpose of dark mode in browsers.
The Vivaldi browser on Android has an additional feature though, called “Dark mode for Web Pages”. This overrides the styling of the websites you access and forces them to use a dark theme.
To enable this setting, you need to access Vivaldi’s in-app settings. To do so, open the app, then tap the Vivaldi icon in the top-right corner, next to the search bar.
Next tap “Settings” in the drop-down menu.
To configure the dark mode settings, scroll down to the “Appearance” section and tap “Themes”.
At the bottom of the “Themes” settings is the “Dark mode for Web Pages” option, tap it to enable the setting.
What does Dark mode for Web Pages do?
Dark mode for Web Pages will replace white backgrounds, with black and switch the text to white to keep it legible. It will also darken some non-white background colours, to make them less bright.
As with any tool that changes the colour schemes of websites, it’s possible that it won’t work very well on some websites. In our testing, however, we didn’t come across any websites that this feature made illegible.
Tip: Images are the most likely to cause issues, especially where they use transparent backgrounds and black content. This is because images remain unchanged by this setting.