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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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      • Eugene Baranovsky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        DevOps still doesn't have Black Ops theme? Keep up your good work, mates, renaming a product for the fourth time is clearly more important.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For God's and my eyes sake please, please add a dark theme, this new Azure DevOps theme is worse than ever before...

      • Emiliano Magliocca commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just switched to the new azure devops, and it was so white that I became almost blind :)
        please we need a dark theme, now even more!

      • Jim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In VSTS, how do you make it brighter, I can't read the purple text on the black background

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        YES!

        I had to use a chrome extension to do this. My eyes are super sensitive. Please do this MS.

      • Jeremy Huckeba commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't understand why this wasn't done as part of the restyling. It was highly requested at Build and is a highly voted item. It is important enough to users that most Microsoft products from Windows to Office to Visual Studio to VSCode all implement it. Pretty much every team except the VSTS team.

      • Laurie Athey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dark themes should be the norm, with a bright one for those that hate their eyes. Come on, we all know it's just better for your eyes.

      • 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.

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