Some websites (like this one) now offers two differents themes: light and dark.
Dark themes are proven to be better for the eyes and reduce battery usage on mobiles devices because it requires less light to be displayed hence it requires less energy to display. The gain is optimal on OLED devices but it also works on classic LCD screens.
While on Windows and MacOS there is a global setting for the user interface in which you choose if your system is in light or dark mode, with that setting being used by lot of applications supporting dark/light themes, on Linux and BSDs (and others) operating systems there is no such settings and your web browser will keep displaying the light theme all the time.
Hopefully, it can be fixed in firefox as as explained in the documentation.
To make it short, in the about:config special Firefox page, one can create a
ui.systemUsesDarkTheme with a number value of
1, the firefox
about:config page should turn dark immediately and then Firefox will try to use
dark themes when they are available.
You should note that as explained in the mozilla documentation, if you have the
privacy.resistFingerprinting set to
true the dark mode can’t be used.
It seems dark mode and privacy can’t belong together for some reasons.
Many thanks to https://tilde.zone/@andinus who pointed me this out after I overlooked that page and searched a long time with no result how to make Firefox display website using the dark theme.
Today I felt the need to change the language of my Firefox browser to esperanto but I haven’t been able to do this, it is not straightforward…
First, you need to install your language pack, depending if you use the official Mozilla Firefox or Icecat, the rebranded firefox with non-free stuff removed
Then, open about:config in firefox, we will need to change 2 keys. Firefox needs to know that we don’t want to use our user’s locale as Firefox language and which language we want to set.
general.useragent.localeto the language code you want (eo for esperanto)
- restart firefox/icecat
you’re done ! Bonan tagon
At work I have the sound of my laptop not muted because I need sound from time to time. But browsing the internet with Firefox can sometime trigger some undesired sound, very boring in the office. There is the extension Mute Tab to auto-mute a new tab on Firefox so it won’t play sound. The auto-mute must be activated in the plugin options, it’s un-checked by default.
You can find it here, no restart required: Firefox Mute Tab addon
I also use FlashStopper which block by default flash and HTML5 videos, so you can click on it to activate them, it doesn’t autoplay.