Dark “About” Pages now available in Firefox Nightly, Here’s how to enable it

It is now possible to enable dark mode for about pages in Firefox Nightly. In this blog post, learn how to do it.

Dark "About" Pages now available in Firefox Nightly, Here's how to enable it

Starting with Firefox 57, the company introduced a dark theme for Firefox. Most of the users prefer to use a dark theme instead of the light theme. When the user enables dark theme in Firefox browser, it has no impact on the about pages, and due to this reason, users were not able to enjoy overall dark theme experience.

Fortunately, it seems like company is working on to bring dark mode for about pages as the feature made it appearence in Firefox Nightly version 68.0a1.

Previously when users enable Firefox Dark theme, it only turns Startup pages and Setting context menu to black, while the about pages still open up with default light theme. Like show in the following screenshot:

firefox dark page light

In case, you also want to enable dark theme for Firefox About pages, then it is possible. The feature is currently available in the Firefox nightly and it is expected that soon rolled out to stable version.

In the meantime, here’s how you can enable Dark theme for About Pages in Firefox Nightly:

1. Launch Firefox Nightly and go to about:config

2. Click on the “I accept the risk” to head over to Advanced configuration pages.

3. Next, in the search bar type “browser.in-content.dark-mode” (without quotes).

browser.in-content.dark-mode in firefox

4. With default settings, its status is false means disable. You need to click on the Toggle button to turn it status to True means enable.

5. At last relaunch browser the browser to apply the changes. Now if you head over to About pages or Content pages, you will notice that dark theme is enabled. You can check the following screenshot:

firefox content page dark theme

Note: No matter if you’re using light or dark theme in Firefox, the about pages will always open with a dark theme.

What are your thoughts about dark theme for Firefox about pages? What it useful? We would like to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks panoptigram from reddit for the tip.

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