Norwegian software developer Opera is all set roll out version 55 of its web browser for Android with a much-needed and much-awaited night mode. Opera is one of the first browsers for Android to provide the option of surfing in dark mode for the browser itself as well.
Chrome has been working on in an offside flag, Opera will be turning white pages dark and tuning colour temperature without going to a full-on colour inversion. Now Opera is gone a step further by making its nocturnal settings fully customizable to make night-time use more comfortable.
While many apps offer a ‘dark mode’ that simply swaps white for shades of black and grey, the new Opera lets you choose exactly how dark the browser should look, and change the colour temperature to reduce the amount of blue light emitted by the screen.
The Night mode package is comprised of several elements including scheduling, a dark mode for the browser itself as well as the user’s keyboard through an experimental (may be buggy) overlay, and, the biggie, dark web pages. Sites supporting Dark Mode CSS will be able to go dark, but Opera is also able to inject its changes to other sites’ CSS to turn their white backgrounds noir. Users can set how dim and warm their display panel can be.