Reduce the Brightness of Your Browser With Deluminate for Google Chrome

It’s great to use Dark Mode on your favorite website, app, or operating system. It’s perfect for dark rooms or airplanes, when you need to save a bit of battery life or are just tired of eye pain when staring at the screen for hours.

Many websites offer dark mode browsing options, including Twitter and YouTube. For those who don’t, browser extensions like Dark Reader , which I wrote about a few weeks ago, can create a kind of dark mode for whatever you’re viewing. This week I came across a Chrome extension that is just as obscure and noteworthy: Deluminate .

Unlike other extensions that simply invert colors to create a high-contrast “dark” look, Deluminate offers more customization so you can tweak the page for readability and , well, darkness. Here’s a quick overview of what our home page looks like by default with Deluminate:

Not bad. Now, if you go into the extension’s settings, you can also configure it to just “darken” the page instead of completely invert the colors. You can also tweak how it handles image inversion if your favorite site looks awful by default.

This is how dimming looks like:

Once you find your ideal settings, you can set them as the default extension settings so that they will be carried over to any other site you are viewing. If you find that you do not like the handling of a particular site, you can turn Deluminate on or off by clicking its icon in the Chrome address bar.


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