Monday, May 8, 2023

Embracing the Dark Side: The Benefits of Using Dark Themes on Browsers

In the world of web browsing, the battle between light and dark themes rages on. While light themes have been the traditional choice for many users, dark themes are gaining popularity and for good reason. From reducing eye strain to conserving battery life, there are numerous benefits to embracing the dark side of browsing.

Reduced Eye Strain

One of the primary benefits of using a dark theme on your browser is the reduction of eye strain, especially during extended periods of use. Bright white backgrounds can cause discomfort and fatigue for some users, particularly in low-light environments. Dark themes, on the other hand, create less contrast between the text and the background, resulting in a more comfortable viewing experience for many individuals.

Improved Readability

Dark themes often enhance readability, particularly for users with certain visual impairments. The high contrast provided by light text on a dark background can make it easier for some people to distinguish letters and words, leading to a more enjoyable browsing experience overall. Additionally, dark themes can reduce the glare that can occur when viewing a screen in brightly lit environments, further improving readability.

Battery Conservation

For users browsing on devices with OLED or AMOLED displays, dark themes can help conserve battery life. Unlike traditional LCD displays that use a backlight to illuminate the screen, OLED and AMOLED displays emit light on a pixel-by-pixel basis. This means that displaying darker colors requires less power than displaying brighter colors. By using a dark theme, users can reduce the amount of power consumed by their device's display, potentially extending battery life.

Aesthetic Appeal

Beyond practical benefits, dark themes also offer a sleek and modern aesthetic that many users find appealing. The understated elegance of a dark color scheme can lend a sense of sophistication to your browsing experience, whether you're scrolling through social media feeds or conducting research for work or school. Additionally, dark themes can be customized with accent colors and other design elements to suit individual preferences, allowing users to personalize their browsing experience to reflect their unique style.

Enhanced Focus

Dark themes can also help enhance focus by reducing distractions and drawing attention to the content of the webpage. By minimizing the brightness of the browser interface, dark themes allow users to concentrate more fully on the text and images they're viewing, without being distracted by extraneous elements. This can be particularly beneficial for tasks that require deep concentration, such as reading long articles or writing emails.

The benefits of using dark themes on browsers are numerous and varied. From reducing eye strain and improving readability to conserving battery life and enhancing focus, dark themes offer a range of advantages that make them a compelling choice for many users. Whether you're looking to optimize your browsing experience for comfort, efficiency, or aesthetics, embracing the dark side of browsing may be the solution you've been seeking. So why not give it a try and see for yourself the difference that a dark theme can make?

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Thank you all!


I am humbled once again that the story behind my theme was found interesting enough to be told to all the readers of ChromeUnboxed.
And to all of you whom are reading this, I assure you all that I will continue to support and update my theme indefinitely and will never allow any financial incentives coerce me into take advantage of my users.
You can find Morpheon Dark on the Google Chrome Store or by clicking here.

Sunday, March 24, 2019


Wow. I made this simple theme for my own personal use as I always bounced between a Chromebook, a Mac, and Windows machines. At the time, all the existing dark themes were terrible. After building it, I published it only so I could sync it between my devices.

When I realized a few months ago just how many people have been using my theme - needless to say I was completely blown away. I have read the feedback and the reviews - and am planning on ongoing support for this theme apparently loved by so many people! As of April 2018, this theme has over 1.8 million active users - and is the most actively used Google Chrome theme in the world!

Again - I am completely humbled here… thanks SO MUCH for all the feedback (both positive and “constructive”). While I assure you the original theme will remain as-is (despite bug fixes & updates) due to it’s fanbase; I can assure you I also plan to develop new adapted versions to address feature or design requests soon. Feel free to contact me at the address below with anything you need, and thanks again for the support!

A special thanks to Ramon S. and Scott B. Without their honest input & feedback, I would have never created this theme.

-Jeremy (

P.S. Despite many attempts to be coerced, I refuse to try to monitize on something that I know is only popular BECAUSE of it’s simplicity and minimalism. However, if anyone out there feels inclined to show their appreciation, you can donate any amount directly to me here. (Even the smallest amount is incredibly appreciated.)$jeremybean

Embracing the Dark Side: The Benefits of Using Dark Themes on Browsers

In the world of web browsing, the battle between light and dark themes rages on. While light themes have been the traditional choice for man...