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Dark Theme for VSTS and TFS Web Portal

Many of Microsoft's products, including Office and Visual Studio, support a dark theme which is easier on the eyes. However, for some reason, VSTS and the TFS Web Portal do not have a dark theme.

At my workplace, we do our peer review through the web portal, so I spend many long hours staring at the bright white backgrounds. It would be amazing for my poor burnt eyes if we could get a dark theme. I'm sure many others agree.

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      • Mary commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be extremely pleasing to see VSTS have a dark theme option.

      • sanjeev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guys, we really need the dark theme. It has been one of the top 10 request for a while now.

      • Patrick Schmitz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With the new navigation layout there is even more light grey and light blue on a white background, which is hard to read on certain screens and impossible to see when using a beamer. A dark theme, or at least something with a high contrast is severely needed.

      • Keith Nicholson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It took years for me to come around and appreciate dark themes. Now I desire them. Even this page would be great if it had an optional dark theme .

      • David Lucke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Those hoping that the new navigation scheme would be better are in for a disappointment. I finally got around to trying it yesterday, and its even worse! The few bits of the interface that weren't eye-searingly bright white have been removed and replaced with all white, all the time. Well, and a little bit of very light grey on the left. So yeah, the opposite of what it should have been.

      • S. Wright commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I love the dark mode option on docs.microsoft.com - it would be fantastic to see it on *.visualstudio.com too.

      • Brian M. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This "idea" is in the first ten ideas under the "Top Ideas" sort order and it's not yet planned? Yet most of the currently Planned ideas have far fewer votes??? MS, why is that? People are clamoring for this feature so much that we now know about the DarkReader Chrome plugin? C'mon... PLEASE implement this idea!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Starting another "Me Too" movement here, aren't we? Even the docs team at docs.microsoft.com has a dark theme preference prominently located at the top right of every page. C'mon VSTS team, where's your sense of pride anyway?

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        100% agree, we need a dark theme. As someone who gets migraines triggered by light sensitivity, it's almost mandatory for me to be able to spend sustained time looking at revisions and documentation.

      • Mahdi MohammadBagher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this features. I have to review thousands of files and my eyes get red and starts watering from staring at the bright white background.

      • Si commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dark theme please... save our eyes and some electricity!

      • Yann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can someone please tell us if this is even on the radar? It seems a logical progression seeing as the docs site allow the choice of a dark mode.

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