How To Make Jira Dark Mode

If you frequently use Jira, you may have experienced eyestrain. Thankfully, a dark mode option is available for Jira users. For those who prefer a darker interface, here is a detailed tutorial on how to enable dark mode in Jira.

Why Dark Mode?

Dark Mode has gained popularity due to its various benefits. It reduces eye strain, especially in low-light conditions, and can save energy on OLED or AMOLED displays. Moreover, it adds a sleek and modern look to your applications.

Switching to Dark Mode in Jira

Unfortunately, Jira doesn’t offer an in-built functionality for dark mode. But worry not! We can still accomplish this by using browser extensions or add-ons that allow custom CSS. Two popular choices are Stylus for Chrome and Firefox, and Dark Reader for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

Using Stylus

The following steps will guide you on how to use Stylus for applying dark mode in Jira:

  1. Install Stylus extension for Chrome or Firefox.
  2. In your Jira dashboard, click on the Stylus extension icon and select Write style for
  3. Now you need to paste a predefined CSS code. You can find various Jira dark mode themes on websites like Choose one that you prefer and copy the CSS code.
  4. Paste the code in the Stylus editor and click Save. The dark theme should now be applied to your Jira.

Using Dark Reader

Another option is using the Dark Reader extension. Here are the steps:

  1. Install Dark Reader for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
  2. After installation, just click on the extension icon and toggle the switch to enable dark mode. Dark Reader will automatically apply a dark theme to all websites, including Jira.

Note: These extensions operate on the client-side, which means they change the appearance of the website only on your device and won’t affect how others see Jira.


Although Jira doesn’t natively support dark mode, with the help of extensions like Stylus and Dark Reader, we can easily switch to a more eye-friendly theme. Not only will it enhance your Jira experience, but will also make your long working hours a bit more comfortable. Try it out and see the difference for yourself.