Github Dark Theme – Theme Options (Easy)

This guide will show you how to enable the Dark Theme in Github. This is a preference option and something that is easy to change if you don’t end up liking it. Personally, I find using dark mode easier on the eyes and oftentimes a more please style to look at on a regular basis. Almost any program I use that has a dark theme has it enabled (except MySQL workbench on Mac, it’s needs some polish).


The first thing we need to do is login to your Github account. Once logged in click on your profile icon in the top right and click on the Settings options.

Github - Profile Settings

Once you are in your profile on the lefthand side, select the Appearance option that is on the vertical menu. Currently it has the green “New” badge on it since this is pretty new feature.

Github - Appearance Options

Now that the appearance options are open, you can see that you have three options to choose from. Default to system will try to see what you have your system set to then apply that to Github. Light and Dark mode while force that theme to be used respectively. I prefer to keep mine set to dark, I am not sure how reliable the Default to system is. Do you use this option? Please leave a comment below so we know whether it might be worth using or not.

Github - Theme Options

Once you click on the Dark option you will see the theme enabled on your browser. As you can see it was easy to enable the dark theme in Github. Which do you prefer? Please drop a comment below to get the conversation started!

Github - Dark Mode

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