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Try 3DEXPERIENCE in Dark Mode

By May 17, 2021July 13th, 2023No Comments

The computing and mobile world is starting to turn dark, and I love it! If you work in low light environments, early in the morning, or at night, you may experience eye strain due to all the bright colors from screens. However, some operating systems, applications and web sites now allow you to change their display setting to Dark Mode which flips the bright white spaces to dark or black and the fonts to light gray or white, thus reducing the amount of light emitted. This can reduce eye strain and headaches and save battery life on your device.

A lot of our time is using web browsers with many tabs for work and personal interests. 3DEXPERIENCE is a web-based enterprise platform where you may have multiple tabs open on multiple large format monitors to do your work. There is lots of white space in those pages, and 3DEXPERIENCE does not have a Dark Mode setting. Wouldn’t it be great if we could use 3DEXPERIENCE or any web page in Dark Mode?

We will review two web browser extensions that will change almost any web page you view into Dark Mode on the fly, including 3DEXPERIENCE. There have been enhancements in the web browser world of extensions, so colors are not just inverted (remember color negatives) but done in a smart and tasteful way.

“Night Eye” (https://nighteye.app/) is a browser extension that enables dark mode on nearly any website and online PDFs automatically.  Night Eye can be installed on all major browsers (10+) and the results in 3DEXPERIENCE are amazing in Dark Mode.

View in Dark Mode

View in Normal Mode

Keep in mind this extension downloads with the Night Eye Pro for free, which gives 3 months of unlimited web site support in Dark Mode. Just turn on or off the extension, and every web page you open will be in Dark Mode or normal mode. After the 3 months, there is an annual fee to keep it, or switch to the Night Eye Lite which is still free but has limitations. It can only be used on 1 web browser instead of 6, and only 5 websites of your choosing instead of unlimited. The 5 websites can be swapped at any time.

“Dark Reader” (https://darkreader.org/) is a free open-source web browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari only. If you only use main stream web browsers, this free version is very similar. Test it out and consider donating if you continue to use it and it helps your health.

Overall, the dark mode effect is very similar between the two extensions and I appreciate 3DEXPERIENCE can now be experienced in the dark. I noticed that sometimes the web page will flash before turning dark, and 3DDashboard pages seems to load slower in dark mode as the extension processes the smart conversion of all the widgets. If you mainly use 3DSpace, good news I didn’t see much delay.

Watch a quick video of Dark Mode.

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