stylus VS darkreader

Compare stylus vs darkreader and see what are their differences.

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stylus darkreader
46 154
3,531 11,310
1.7% 4.2%
9.2 9.9
5 days ago 4 days ago
JavaScript TypeScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of stylus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-25.
  • To anyone who's ever worked on a game wiki: thank you | 2021-09-26
    Highly recommend the Stylus Extension, which has a lot of user-created themes that improve sites. This one does pretty well to make Fandom sites usable (although it has issues with colors that make some pages/links absolutely unreadable, but that's a matter of wiki style clashing with user style).
  • Will there be customizable backrounds?
  • Heya, how do I give VGCats archive a dark background? | 2021-09-09
    You're referring to the browser add-on Stylus. This sub is about digital pens, which are commonly called "styluses".
  • Google search page with windows...can I make it always just show the classic Google logo? (Instead of whatever the latest thing is.) | 2021-09-05
  • The most underused browser feature | 2021-08-25
    > (The end user should apply their own CSS if wanted;

    I still remember the time when user styles were a first class feature built into all browsers. Hell, that 'C' in CSS, "Cascading", was always there to allow styles to enhance/override prior styles, including - at the top-level - to allow the user to override website's styling. Back before web designers ruined everything by making every web page into its own special snowflake, people thought users would have one-two default CSS sheets to choose from and apply to any webpage, the way we today think about "dark mode".

    These days, we have to resort to using browser extensions. A well-known one is Stylus [0][1]. In a way, it's much better than old built-in user styles. But then, it's not built in.


    [0] -

    [1] - Mind the name, it's "Stylus", not "Stylish" - the latter used to be popular, but then it sold out and become another peace of surveillance capitalism detritus. Stylus is a GPLv3 fork of Stylish with data collection removed.

  • Yeah, I might get the hang of removing the focus rings on edge now but where should I input the code and is there any additional codes I should 'inject' as well? | 2021-08-19
    Stylus add-on for Chrome works fine in Edge. Set that as a global style.
  • Automatically scale .gifv urls to fit the full window? | 2021-08-09
  • Wondering about some pinephone uses | 2021-08-09
    What about using Stylus on Firefox ?
  • Does anyone know how to change this back to the old icon? This one is super distracting, and I honestly find it quite ugly. | 2021-07-22
    if you use pc or laptop you can add a styleseet for youtube, use this extension called stylus - (it's open source) , then you can add custom css , so you them make a style sheet for and add this css .ytp-doubletap-static-circle { display: none !important; } this will hide the circle.
  • Yet another Wiki restyle


Posts with mentions or reviews of darkreader. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-15.
  • Please add a NIGHT mode to all of Roll20 and not just the Help Center. | 2021-10-15
    Weird, Just today, I decided that Iā€™d had enough of the brightness on Roll20 and installed Dark Reader.
  • I thought this was interesting - it's a browser extension for autistic people
    If anyone does not want to use this particular extension, please see below for extensions that will achieve the same functions, plus a few extras I find useful as an autistic individual with ADHD and auditory processing issues. Furthermore, all extensions I list are safe and open source. - Dark reader: this extension enables dark mode for all websites, which I personally find invaluable for light sensitivity. You can change the contrast (ie. greys/blacks) and set fonts so they are mostly consistent across websites. It also has other features like greyscale mode and you can change all these settings for individual sites or globally across all sites. - Ublock Origin: this is an adblocker. I suggest this adblocker over other open source options like Adblock Plus as other extensions are known to sell themselves out (ie. ad providers can pay them money to not block their content). Ublock origin does not do this. It may look complex (ie has lots of options, however if you install it, it will block ads straight away without you needing to configure anything. - Video speed controller: this adds an option to any HTML5 video in the top left to slow down or speed up. It is invaluable for listening faster when you have trouble paying attention, or slower if you're having trouble with comprehension. You can find links to the chrome and firefox extensions in the readme description on the github page. - Other: - Blocking video autoplay: you shouldn't need an extension for this. Look in the preferences in your browser and it should be an option somewhere in there. For firefox: about:preferences#privacy; Chrome: chrome://settings/content. - Blocking popups: I would also set your browser settings to not automatically launch popups in the settings. - Subtitles: I usually use subtitles, unfortunately much content isn't subbed. YouTube now has half decent automatic subtitles. You can enable in your youtube account settings to automatically have subtitles enabled on videos you watch. Alternatively, press c on your keyboard to toggle subtitles.
  • Software Recommendations
    3)Dark reader (dark mode for every website) +Also try YouTube Redux (Youtube ka agar new layout pasand nahi ata to iss extension se purana wala laga lo) FireFox & Chromium .
  • For Blitzstars users, I present to you: Dark Blitzstars
    Looks great. I use its a addon that can darken any webpage you visit.
  • Looking for helpful advice on dealing with floaters while using a PC
    I am glad it helps. BTW, this is the plug-in that I use: Dark Reader
  • is dark mode a thing? | 2021-10-13
  • TaskerNet Updated Design is Live! | 2021-10-13
    You probably already know this browser add-on, but if others don't: helps with exactly that. Until joao finds the time to implement a native dark mode, dark reader bridges the gap :)
  • Chrome is unusable. Google is mess, I'm tired of fighting with them since they'll never DO whatever it is i need. I'm changing to FIREFOX. | 2021-10-12
    DarkReader - dark mode for webpages - configurable and easily toggled.
  • Dark mode addon that is off by default and can be toggled ON for individual sites
    I use Dark reader, agree it has the option turned on by default, didn't find a way to turn it off by default but there is many option or you can contact the devs, they seems to be very active
  • I won't! | 2021-10-10

What are some alternatives?

When comparing stylus and darkreader you can also consider the following projects:

iceraven-browser - Iceraven Browser

monkeytype - The most customizable typing website with a minimalistic design and a ton of features. Test yourself in various modes, track your progress and improve your speed.

tachiyomi-extensions - Source extensions for the Tachiyomi app.

Reddit-Enhancement-Suite - Reddit Enhancement Suite

Mojave-Dark-RStudio-Theme - A Total-IDE Dark RStudio Theme inspired by Apple's dark aestheticcc.

Fenix - Firefox for Android - Create, view and edit terminal colorschemes.

anti-adblock-killer - Anti-Adblock Killer helps you keep your Ad-Blocker active, when you visit a website and it asks you to disable.

86Box - Emulator of x86-based machines based on PCem.

darkhn - Dark mode for Hacker News. Replace with

stylish - User styles manager for Firefox and other Mozilla software

videospeed - HTML5 video speed controller (for Google Chrome)