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Managing your theme settings

You can manage how GitHub Enterprise Cloud looks to you by setting a theme preference that either follows your system settings or always uses a light or dark mode.

For choice and flexibility in how and when you use GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you can configure theme settings to change how GitHub Enterprise Cloud looks to you. You can choose from themes that are light or dark, or you can configure GitHub Enterprise Cloud to follow your system settings.

You may want to use a dark theme to reduce power consumption on certain devices, to reduce eye strain in low-light conditions, or because you prefer how the theme looks.

If you have low vision, you may benefit from a high contrast theme, with greater contrast between foreground and background elements. If you have colorblindness, you may benefit from our light and dark colorblind themes.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Screenshot of GitHub's account menu showing options for users to view and edit their profile, content, and settings. The menu item "Settings" is outlined in dark orange.

  2. In the left sidebar, click Appearance.

  3. Under "Theme mode", select the dropdown menu, then click a theme preference.

    Screenshot of the "Theme mode" sub-section. A dropdown menu, labeled "Single theme," is highlighted with an orange outline.

  4. Click the theme you'd like to use.

    • If you chose a single theme, click a theme.

    • If you chose to follow your system settings, click a day theme and a night theme.

    • If you would like to choose a theme which is currently in public beta, you will first need to enable it with feature preview. For more information, see "Exploring early access releases with feature preview."

Note: You can also change your theme settings with the command palette. For more information, see "GitHub Command Palette".

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