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Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Archive/Dark color theme

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Dark color theme

NoN Declined in a previous survey

Wikibooks project in French with dark color theme.
  • Problem: Colors of wikimedia projects are white or near white, which on long view time causes damage to eyes, and consume more energy on laptop.
  • Who would benefit: Everyone
  • Proposed solution: Add a preference to activate a dark color theme for desktop/laptop computer.
  • More comments: This preference should activate an alternative stylesheet with dark colors for every wiki elements. And colors used in pages and templates should use alpha components to appear differently on white and dark background color.
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer:  ◄ David L • talk ► 08:05, 20 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • This was the #2 wish in the 2019 survey. We investigated and even began work, and as much as we wanted to finish it we unfortunately had to stop due to some technical challenges and conflicts with the Desktop Improvements project. You can learn more by reading our status report. This is not to say dark mode won't happen some day; I think it definitely will, but I'm afraid it won't be from Community Tech. As such I'm going to decline this proposal. Thanks for participating in the survey, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 20:04, 20 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]