Everyone does it. Fromand to gets websites and entire operating systems into the dark-fashion game. We all stare at screens for much of our days and nights, and the conversion of bright white backgrounds into black can lessen the strain on our eyes. Besides, it just looks cool.
The newest player in the Dark Mode game is Microsoft's Outlook.com. Now you can fire evening emails without stare at a bright, white inbox.
The dark mode of Outlook.com
You must first enable the beta version of Outlook.com before enabling the dark mode. And so it goes:
- Click on the switch Try the beta switch on the top right.
- Click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner to open the Quick Settings. panel
- Click on the switch for Dark mode .
I tested the dark mode across multiple browsers and platforms, and fortunately I can work on both Edge and Chrome on a PC and Safari, and Chrome on a Mac. In dark mode, however, the theme is changed to the default blue look of Outlook.com.
Turn On the Light
Microsoft has added a useful tool that lets you disable the dark mode for a single email original formatting. Regardless of whether you are displaying a message in the reading area or opening a message in a separate window, you can click on the small sun symbol next to the answer button to "turn on the light". You can then press the button again (now a moon symbol) to turn off the light. Smart. And useful if you encounter an e-mail that does not look right in dark mode.