Apple may soon add per-website dark mode toggles in Safari


Safari is one of the most commonly used web browsers on Apple devices. It is fast, reliable and efficient in terms of energy consumption. This web browser supports a wide variety of features that meet basic needs. However, power users sometimes find it lacking compared to its rivals, such as Google Chrome. In an effort to strengthen Safari, Apple has been working on adding a number of new features internally. These include long-awaited push notification support for websites on iOS, revealed by an early iOS 15.4 beta. The latest findings point to the possibility of Apple implementing per-website dark mode toggles in Safari for iOS and macOS. It should be noted, however, that these are only traces that 9to5Mac found in WebKit code. It is therefore still unknown when and if they will be deployed to users.

9to5Mac found that Apple might be working on adding independent dark mode per-website toggles to Safari. For the uninitiated, WebKit is Apple’s browser engine that powers all web browsers on iOS and Safari on macOS. Considering it is open source, anyone can scan its public code to understand what the company might develop in this department. If this particular feature makes it to end users, users will be able to override dark mode system preferences by website. This would save users from having to switch to dark mode for the entire operating system when visiting a website that they prefer to display in dark or light mode at all times.

Since this feature is still under development, there is no guarantee that it will ever see the light of day. It’s not uncommon for companies to work on features internally, only to abandon them altogether later. While I personally wouldn’t need a per-website dark mode toggle that overrides the system, it’s still a welcome addition that would further enrich Safari.

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Via: 9to5Mac


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