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This version of GitHub Enterprise Server will be discontinued on 2024-03-07. No patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the latest version of GitHub Enterprise Server. For help with the upgrade, contact GitHub Enterprise support.

Managing your theme settings

You can manage how GitHub Enterprise Server 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 Server, you can configure theme settings to change how GitHub Enterprise Server looks to you. You can choose from themes that are light or dark, or you can configure GitHub Enterprise Server 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.

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

    Screenshot of a user's account menu on GitHub. 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.

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