How To Dark Mode Jira

Jira is a highly beneficial tool for managing projects. However, individuals who work extended hours or prefer a darker appearance may find the default bright interface to be straining on the eyes. This is where the ‘Dark Mode’ feature comes into play. While Jira does not offer dark mode as a built-in feature, you can easily switch to a more comfortable and visually appealing dark theme with the assistance of a simple browser extension. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Install a Browser Extension

To enable dark mode in Jira, you’ll need to start by installing a browser extension. There are several out there, but for this guide, we will use Dark Reader because it’s simple to use, highly customizable, and compatible with most browsers.

You can install Dark Reader from your browser’s extension store. Here are the appropriate links for Chrome and Firefox.

Step 2: Enable Dark Mode in Jira

After you’ve installed Dark Reader, activating dark mode on Jira is a breeze. Simply click on the Dark Reader icon in your browser toolbar. Then turn on the switch at the top of the Dark Reader settings panel.

By default, Dark Reader applies the dark theme to all websites. If you only want to use it for Jira, go to the Site list tab in the settings panel and add your Jira URL to the “Invert listed only” section.

  brightness: 100,
  contrast: 90,
  sepia: 10

You can adjust the settings to your liking by modifying the brightness, contrast, grayscale, and sepia filters.

Step 3: Enjoy Your New Dark Theme

And that’s it! You’ve now successfully enabled dark mode in Jira. This will make working on your projects much easier on your eyes, especially in low-light environments. Remember, you can easily turn off dark mode by clicking on the Dark Reader icon and flipping the switch.

While it’s a shame that Jira doesn’t currently support dark mode natively, this method is a handy workaround. Hopefully, Atlassian will introduce this as a feature in the future. But until then, Dark Reader has got you covered!