How To Enable YouTube Dark Mode On Your Browser

How to make YouTube dark mode easilyMost people don’t know that YouTube has a dark mode to it. That may be due to the fact that it is hidden. Dark mode lets you see videos – or the site – with a more cinematic feel to it. Knowing how to enable YouTube dark mode requires a few simple copying and pasting steps in the developer’s tools menu though. It is not too hard to do in either case and you can always remove it should you change your mind. Although the feature was only available on Google Chrome browser until recently, you can now also do so on Opera and Firefox as well.

 

There are a few benefits to setting your browser to enable to YouTube dark mode feature. YouTube dark mode lets you give your eyes a rest from too much light. This is very useful for those that like to stay up watching videos late at night. Below are the steps you should follow to enable YouTube dark mode for whichever browser you are using.

 

Google Chrome –

 

First you need to make sure you are using the latest version of Chrome.

 

  1. Open Google Chrome and go to the YouTube page.
  2. Log into your YouTube account.
  3. On your Google Chrome browser, open the Developer Tools pane. You do this by hitting “Command-Option-I for Windows and “Ctrl-Shift-I” for Mac users.
  4. Once you open up the Developer Tool panel, click on the Console tab that opens on your right side of Google Chrome.
  5. Copy and paste the following code here: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”
  6. Once you have copied this code, hit paste and then Enter.
  7. To enable the feature simply close out the Developer Tools panel and hit the refresh button on YouTube page.

 

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For more extensive features and access, you can go to your YouTube profile. You will see a Dark Mode section there. Select and click on it to toggle and enable it. Hit Activate Dark Mode and you are done.

 

One setback for this is that you will need to continue to reactivate YouTube’s Dark Mode each time you restart your Google Chrome browser. Perhaps Google will soon make the Dark Mode feature on YouTube permanent and you won’t need to do it each time.

 

FireFox –

 

To access and enable YouTube Dark Mode on Firefox, you need to do the following:

 

  1. Open up your Firefox browser.
  2. Go to the YouTube page.
  3. Log in to your YouTube account.
  4. On the Firefox browser, go to Tools, then Web Developer and then Web Console. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts using “Ctrl+shift+K” for Windows and “Cmd+Option+K” for Mac users.
  5. Once you opened up the panel, copy and paste the following code:

var cookieDate = new Date();

cookieDate.setFullYear(cookieDate.getFullYear( ) + 1);

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; expires=” + cookieDate.toGMTString( ) + “; path=/”;

  1. Close out the panel page.
  2. Hit the Refresh button on your YouTube page or browser.

 

The next step is simply going to the top right hand corner of your profile and finding the Dark Mode tab. Click on it to turn it on and you are done.

 

In the event that you want to turn Dark Mode off again, simply open up the panel once again and copy and paste the following code:

 

var cookieDate = new Date();

cookieDate.setFullYear(cookieDate.getFullYear( ) – 1);

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; expires=” + cookieDate.toGMTString( ) + “; path=/”;

 

Once done, once again close out the panel and hit the refresh button on your page.

 

Opera –

 

To enable the YouTube Dark Mode feature on Opera browser do the following:

 

  1. Open up your Opera browser.
  2. Log into your YouTube account.
  3. On Opera, go to the View then Show Developer Tools panel. Once you bring up the Developer Menu, go to the Developer and then Developer Tools tab. You can access this via the keyboard shortcut by entering “Ctrl+Shift+I” for Windows and “Cmd+Optons+I” for Mac users.
  4. Once you opened up the panel, copy and paste the following code:

var cookieDate = new Date();

cookieDate.setFullYear(cookieDate.getFullYear( ) + 1);

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; expires=” + cookieDate.toGMTString( ) + “; path=/”;

 

  1. Close out the panel page.
  2. Hit the Refresh button on your YouTube page or browser.

 

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To disable the Dark Mode feature, simply copy and paste the following code below once you open up the Developer Tools panel again:

 

var cookieDate = new Date();

cookieDate.setFullYear(cookieDate.getFullYear( ) – 1);

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; expires=” + cookieDate.toGMTString( ) + “; path=/”;
After you have copied and pasted the code, simply close out the panel boxes and hit the refresh button once again.


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More Than Conversion – More Online-Convert.com Functions

Online-Convert.com is known as a reliable and very versatile online file conversion service. No matter if you need to convert a PDF to Word or a camera RAW image to JPG, you can trust in this online converter tool to get the job done.

But there is more that Online-Convert.com can do for you. Lets have a look at all the different features you can use next to file conversion!

 

More Than Conversions!

1. List Of File Formats

Next to conversion, Online-Convert.com also provides a lot information. One of these informative contents is the huge list of file formats.

Even people that are not as tech-savvy are familiar with the most common file formats like JPG, PDF or MP3. They are used almost daily, supported across all platforms and a deeper knowledge of their specifications is not needed. Of course they can be found in the file list as well, but more importantly, it features less common and rare files that you may come across nevertheless.

The files are sorted in different categories, representing the file type (e.g. Audio, Archive, Raster Image, Video, …).

Thus, if you need any information about unknown files, how to open them, what programs and systems support them, you can refer to this list. Plus: it’s still growing!

 

2. Hash & Checksum Generation

Generating a hash or checksum is not directly a conversion, but it is offered with all the other converters as well.

You can choose from many different algorithms to create or generate checksums and hashes. E.g. Adler32, Haval-128, SHA oder Tiger.

Additionally, we have published quite a few blog articles that should answer all your questions about hash generation or about creating a checksum from a file. Check them out here:

 

3. File Conversion API

Having an online file conversion service is nice, but did you know that you can offer it to your clients and users as well? With the very versatile, fast and reliable API of online-Convert.com you can implement conversion and basic file editing into your (web) application.

In order to do so, we have provided interested developers with a lot of information and tutorials. Check them out here:

 

4. Basic File Editing

While using the conversion service, you can also edit your videos, images and PDF files in several, basic ways. The video and image editing is quite straight forward, using the optional settings listed in the converter. In order to edit PDFs, however, you have to use the API I mentioned under 3.

In these blog articles, we have looked at all the basic editing functions in detail. Check out how you can edit your image or video files:

Furthermore, you can check out the tutorials on how to edit PDFs in the Overview of API tutorials. But how can you edit PDFs even? Let me tell you:

  • Split & Merge PDFs
  • Password Protect PDF
  • Sort, Delete & Rotate PDF Pages
  • Resize & Compress PDFs

 

5. Blog

Like the big file list, the online-convert.com blog is a source of information spanning over different topics. They include:

  • File Conversion
  • Tutorials
  • Web Resources
  • Internet Security

… and more.


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