Dark Mode has now officially launched on Stack Overflow, and the linked post indicates it will become available for Meta Stack Overflow (when?). It also says other sites in the network probably won't get Dark Mode because of large theme differences. But what about the non-English Stack Overflow sites? They basically use the same theme, the only difference is the colour of the logo. If you can enable Dark Mode here, you can do it here as well. Are there any plans for this?

(Inspired by ¿Cuándo llega el modo oscuro a Stack Overflow en español? – "When does Dark Mode arrive on Stack Overflow in Spanish?". I'm posting this here since it affects multiple sites in the network.)

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    If you start down the Dark Mode path, if you take the quick and easy path, as Catija♦ did, you will become an agent of Stack Exchange. Commented Jul 25, 2020 at 10:48
  • @Catija I noticed it too; feel free to post an official answer (or let one of your colleagues do it) and I'll accept that and delete mine.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Nov 2, 2020 at 17:15
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    Cool. :) I let Nicolas know.
    – Catija
    Commented Nov 2, 2020 at 17:19
  • @Catija I would like to think this is the easiest hurdle to tackle in the journey towards the entire network supporting dark mode. Are there any, more or less, concrete plans on supporting this on the other sites?
    – Luuklag
    Commented Nov 2, 2020 at 18:37
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    @Luuklag Not at this point. For designed sites it will be complicated (to greater or lesser extents based on the site - for example, easy on SFF but hard on Cooking). For Beta sites, less so. But, either way, it's not in planning right now.
    – Catija
    Commented Nov 2, 2020 at 18:41

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The feature is now live on the other sites:

It looks like your preference is even automatically synchronized with the English Stack Overflow. Well done!

  • You may wish to swap the accepted answer, as the existing one is now outdated.
    – Ryan M
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 1:48
  • @RyanM sure. See the comments; I've left the option open for SE to write an official answer. If they don't, I'll accept my own one, but it doesn't matter for the order of the answers because Aaron's has a higher score.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 7:00
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    The tag info for “dark-mode” is now outdated. Should questions about existing dark mode (as opposed to planned dark mode on other sites) still only be asked on Meta Stack Overflow? (Also, it feels like it’s against the etiquette to include your user ID in the link in the tag description, but I’m not sure about that.) Commented Nov 12, 2020 at 14:00

We’re currently sorting out theming for enterprise, and teams. By doing so, communities and especially the international ones will get the benefits of switching over to CSS variables. This will enable dark mode.

There is an exploration in pull request form, but quite a few steps to get it to a shippable state. 🌙


This is something we’re interested in doing but will need to solve some things technically before we can set it to . I’ve updated it to for now.

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    Mildly off-topic. This may jst be me missing something, but how is this croissant emoji related to the idea of a "shippable state"?
    – Jenayah
    Commented Jul 24, 2020 at 20:38
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    It seems to represent a crescent moon @Jenayah; 'cause it's more visible when it's dark. Commented Jul 24, 2020 at 20:48
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    @Jenayah It's a crescent moon emoji. It might be mis-rendering on your system. Commented Jul 24, 2020 at 20:49
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    Oooohh.... Occupational hazard of being French xD
    – Jenayah
    Commented Jul 24, 2020 at 20:52
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    Gracias / спасибо / obrigado / arigato.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jul 24, 2020 at 21:29
  • Or hungry. And french Commented Jul 25, 2020 at 0:57
  • 🌙🇫🇷🌙🇫🇷🌙🇫🇷🌙🇫🇷 Commented Jul 25, 2020 at 1:16
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    It’s a moon, ya goobers! Dark modeeeeeeee. Commented Jul 25, 2020 at 2:17

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