Ubuntu 20.04 Full Dark Mode

Originally published at: Ubuntu 20.04 Full Dark Mode Guide - Front Page Linux

Ubuntu has included a dark variant of the Yaru theme for several releases now. The 20.04 Focal Fossa release includes a new feature to easily change the theme from the Appearance section of GNOME Settings. The options allow you to choose between Light, Standard, and Dark options. If you choose the Dark option this will…


The deb package gnome-shell-extensions includes the User Themes extension, if you want to avoid the browser add-on and going through the website to install the extension.

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I guess I’ve been spoiled by Pop_OS, since this kind of thing already came standard with their dark theme. I didn’t realize the standard theme on Ubuntu had blinding white dialog boxes. Seems like a weird choice to me.

Thanks for the tip! I’ll take a look and make a note of it in the article.

I asked about it and was told that it’s complicated to do with their approach using the option in settings. I don’t have any knowledge as to why that is but they do know about it and hopefully can get it working at some point.