(28-07-2018, 12:50 PM ) Theyvid
How to Enable Dark Mode for Gmail
Microsoft just added a dark mode to Outlook.com , but Google is way ahead of Microsoft. Gmail has had a dark theme for years. Here’s how to enable it—and get a better, more complete dark mode for Gmail, too.
How to Enable Gmail’s Official Dark
To change your Gmail theme, click the gear menu button at the top right corner of the Gmail website and select the “Themes” option.
This option is in the same place whether you’re using the new Gmail or the classic Gmail.
To use a basic dark theme with some dark grays, scroll down and click the black “Dark” tile to the right of the standard Gmail Light Theme.
To use an even darker theme with more pure blacks than grays, scroll down even further and click the “Terminal” theme.
You can also use any custom background image as the background for your dark theme. To select a photo, either click one of the suggested photos at the top of the themes pane or click the “My Photos” link.
From here, you can either click the“Featured” tab to select from a number of Google-chosen backgrounds or click the “My Photos” tab and select any photo from your Google Photos account.
To make any custom image available here, head to the Google Photos website and upload it to your Google Photos storage.
After selecting an image, click the A-shaped “Text Background” button at the bottom of the Pick Your Theme pane, and then select the “Dark” option. Click “Save” to save your changes.
Gmail will use a dark theme with your selected image shown in the background.
If you’d like to use the default Gmail theme again, just go back into the Themes dialog and select the standard Light Theme.
How to Get an Improved Dark Mode for
Gmail Unfortunately, Gmail’s built-in dark themes have some problems. They look great when you’re just staring at your inbox, but you’ll still see a white background when you’re viewing an email thread, composing an email, or using the Google Calendar, Google Keep, or Tasks sidebar.