screenshotTheater Mode  |  Download When watching videos content, switch to theater mode for optimal experience, and the display is much easier on your eyes!

Some of the important features of the Theater Mode addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Theater Mode.

In short, Theater Mode helps you focus on the video itself by darkening the whole page except the video. Enabling theater mode makes watching a lot easier on your eyes. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

5 Reasons to Use Theater Mode

  • Easily darken the whole page and focus on the video while browsing.

  • Uses CSS technology which is very lite and does not consumes memory or CPU.

  • Protect your eyes from hurting when the screen is too bright and you are watching videos at night time.

  • Toolbar button serves as ON|OFF switch to easily enable or disable the addon.

  • Available for all browsers and platforms!

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Theater Mode?

    Theater Mode is a multi-browser addon that helps you focus on the video when watching online contents. It simply darkens the whole page except the video and let you watch the video without any distraction. Please note that theater mode is not designed for normal browsing. Only enable it if you want to watch a video, otherwise the whole page will be dark. There is also a whitelist feature in case you want to permanently exclude a website from theater mode.

  • 2. How do I work with Theater Mode?

    In order to work with this addon, simple open a website with video content(s). Start the video and then click on the theater mode button in the toolbar. The whole page will be converted to dark but the video remains visible. As mentioned above, enabling theater mode for normal browsing when the page does not contain a video content is not useful. Only use it when you want to watch a video.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Theater Mode?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. Is this addon considered lite?

    Yes, this addon is very lite as it only uses CSS technology. It does not make your browser slow or uses unusual CPU or RAM.

  • 5. How can I disable the addon?

    You do not need to disable this addon, when theater mode is OFF it wont work on any website. But if you want to permanently disable it, simply head to the extensions page in your browser and then click on the disable button.

  • 6. Can I use this addon as a night mode or dark mode addon for night time surfing?

    No, this addon is not designed for normal surfing at all. It is only meant for watching video contents. If a webpage does not contain video elements, please do not enable it as the page will be completely dark.

  • 7. Does this addon work for all video contents?

    This addon works mainly for HTML5 video contents. But other video elements such as Flash objects may be supported depending on their placement and implementation on webpages. According to our tests, it works on a majority of websites with video contents.

  • 8. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?

    No, currently it is only available for desktop browsing but, in future, mobile browsers will be supported as well.

  • 9. Where can I find the privacy policy for Theater Mode?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


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