Turn Off the Lights for Safari 17+

Darkens the rest of the web

Stefan Van Damme

    • 2.3 • 3 Ratings
    • Free


Instantly focus on the HTML5 video player. And get all your favorite websites in Dark Mode. And you can customize it to your personal touch. Get it Now!

The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch the videos as if you were in the cinema. Works for YouTube™ and Beyond.

With a single click on the lamp button, the page will fade to dark. And automatically focus on the video. By clicking on it again, the page will return to normal.

Turn Off the Lights is a lightweight and useful add-in designed for a more comfortable watching experience. It works for all known video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, twitch.tv, Hulu, Metacafe, Youku, etc. Not only this but these extensions are compatible with Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Maxthon, and Yandex web browsers.

A few great features in this browser extension:
+ Turn the lights back on, by clicking on the black layer
+ Supports multiple video sites: YouTube, HTML5 video,... and more
+ Customize your YouTube:
Auto HD: Set videos to play in HD automatically. Users can select from highres > 8K > 5K > 4K > 1080p > 720p > 480p > 360p > 240p > 144p > default
Auto Wide: Automatically plays the videos in the widest mode
,... and more
+ Easter Eggs:
Shortcut key: T -> Do you like a real movie theater feeling?
+ Option to make the screen dark when the user clicks on the play button
+ Option to turn on/off the fade in and fade out effects
+ Custom colors
+ Option for Flash Detection
+ Option to Show Dimness Level Bar
+ Option for Eye Protection for when it's night, with whitelist/blacklist filter
+ Option for atmosphere lighting that shows a glow around the video player
+ Option to show the dark layer on the top of the window
+ Option for shortcut keys:
Ctrl + Shift + L to toggle the lights
Alt + F8 to restore the default opacity value
Alt + F9 to save the current opacity value
Alt + F10 to enable/disable the Eye Protection feature
Alt + (arrow up) to increase the opacity
Alt + (arrow down) to decrease the opacity
Alt + * to toggle the lights on all open tabs
+ Option for Camera Motion
+ Option for Speech Recognition
+ Option for Mouse Wheel Volume Control for each HTML5 video player
+ Option to add a filter to the current HTML5 video player (grayscale, sepia, invert, contrast, saturate, hue rotation, and brightness)
+ Option to show the Audio Visualization effect on top of the current HTML5 video (Blocks, Frequency and Music Tunnel)
+ Option to loop the current HTML5 video player
+ Option to place the Night Mode switch to toggle YouTube in black or white theme, with whitelist/blacklist filter
Timestamp: Activate the Night Mode within the chosen time
Blackout: Dims the web page and activates the Night Mode
+ Option to stop YouTube and HTML5 videos from automatically playing.
+ and more...

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Feel free to contact us if there is any problem or suggestion.
Note: YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

What’s New

Version 4.4

+ Manifest Version 3 technology for better privacy, performance, and security for the users
+ Syncing Safari web extension across devices and platforms
+ Added option dark filter for all the images
+ Added double click on the slider to get the default 80% opacity in the palette panel
+ Added option to allow Game Controller feature on your chosen URLs
+ Improvement Night Mode engine
+ Improvement Picture-in-picture (PiP) mode
+ Improvement Atmosphere Lighting Vivid mode, the glow fade in and fade out

If you like Turn Off the Lights, the best way you can support the app is by telling others about it!
And please do not forget to rate the app to 5 stars on the App Store that to support my free and Open-Source work.

If you have any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you! Turn Off the Lights offers free support. You can reach us on Facebook TurnOfftheLight, or on Twitter at @turnoffthelight. You can also read our User Guides or browse our FAQs on https://www.turnoffthelights.com/support.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Tamloo ,

Quality Dropped Overtime

When iOS 15 was first released, this extension was one of the only dark mode available for safari. The app has aged poorly over time and unfortunately, there are a lot of better apps out there now. One of the main issues is in order to have dark mode enabled on webpages. You have to have a giant toggle that blocks the webpage. Great app when it started when it was one of a kind but is out beat by the competition.

Developer Response ,

Hi Tamloo,

You said this " to have a giant toggle that blocks the webpage" and rated 2 stars.

You can already remove that night switch since that Turn Off the Lights Safari extension. See this YouTube video tutorial on how to get the Night Owl profile. That will use the lamp button to toggle ON/OFF the Night Mode. And not big night switch will be visible on the web page.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at https://www.turnoffthelights.com/support
I am happy to help you over there.


Riverboat Roach ,

Good app, great developer

I downloaded specifically so I could rate and review. No, I’m in no way associated with anyone or anything regarding the app. I’m in no way being compensated for this review (or any review for that matter). I’m sure it works fine over time and if it doesn’t, I’ll be sure to edit. Why do I feel confident in this? Because the dev has thoroughly answered all the 1&2 star “complaints”. I’m in an industry highly dependent on reviews, as well. It’s rare that I receive anything less than a 5, but it happens. When I looked a week ago, I had just passed the 13,000 mark. I’ve noticed one correlation that I feel qualified to relate here: dumb people give the worst ratings. They don’t understand something, it makes them angry and they need to assign blame because they also don’t understand they’re brain is the problem. It results in unfair reviews that can greatly affect the lives of those who have put in countless hours of work. Usually, the person leaving a bad review DIDN’T READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Some of us don’t have to, but if you’re a slowpoke, take the time to read before 1 starring and looking like a moron in a public forum.

M.Erickson ,

After one week of using got stuck on…

Got stuck on “on switch” on every web page after one week of use and had to delete the app because the options page wouldn’t even open. I have a lot of tech experience. I have programmed before. I have worked out kinks in websites with my old college tech support when they needed help. Could not figure out how to troubleshoot and get it to work even after deleting and reinstalling or turning it off and on in the safari extensions menu. The website still wouldn’t pull up and let me change the options to even see why it was stuck on so I couldn’t see any of my webpages because they were all greyed out when I have this app installed. Needs troubleshooting on the developers end and then I will update my review.

App Privacy

The developer, Stefan Van Damme, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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