Enable or Disable Mozilla Thunderbird Dark Mode

You are using Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client on your computer at night with its light theme it might be a little uncomfortable without enabling dark mode in thunderbird.

Mozilla has introduced an option to enable the dark mode on the Thunderbird Email Client with the release of the latest update.

Update: Many users are facing black background on text and other dark mode issues in Mozilla TB latest version as well. So disabling the dark mode feature will help solve the issue.

How To Enable Mozilla Thunderbird Dark Mode

Let’s see how you can enable the dark theme on Mozilla Thunderbird Client in the step by step tutorial below.

Mozilla Thunderbird Dark Theme Option
  1. Open the Thunderbird menu and press the ALT keyboard button to view the menu options.
  2. Choose the Tools Option >> Click on Add-ons to open the add-ons section.
  3. Now choose the Themes option.
  4. Click on Enable Button for the Dark Theme option.
  5. This will enable the Mozilla Thunderbird dark theme mode.
Mozilla Thunderbird Enable Dark Theme Addon

How To Disable Mozilla Thunderbird Dark Mode

To disable the Dark mode in Thunderbird

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird and Go to the Tools >> Add-ons option.
  2. Choose the themes option and disable the dark theme.

I hope you were able to change the Mozilla Thunderbird from a light theme to a dark theme using our tutorial.

Do comment below if you face any issues after enabling the mozilla thunderbird dark theme feature.

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8 comments… add one
  • Mikey E Nov 12, 2021 @ 18:23

    Thanks so much!

    • Gowtham V Jul 9, 2022 @ 8:43

      Hope it was helpful.

  • Paul Marko Nov 20, 2021 @ 15:57

    I have the dark theme disabled in Thunderbird but I still have dark backgrounds with white text happening on all my outgoing messages. Driving me nuts!

    • Gowtham V Jan 8, 2022 @ 4:29

      Mostly a dark theme issue.

  • JSG Feb 7, 2022 @ 10:31

    The Latest Mozilla update is absolutely full of bugs. It is obvious that no one designing any element of any application from them actually TEST their code. Version 91.5.1 from Mozilla TB has an ‘improved dark mode theme’, however someone coded a FORCE dark mode in the actual code. This can be easily identified by selecting any theme that isn’t dark mode, and you get some elements in the theme and rest in a mix between light and dark with the majority being a poorly implemented dark mode that is nothing more then preforming a color inverse on everything including text.

    • Gowtham V Mar 3, 2022 @ 9:00

      Yes seems to be like a beta or testing software.

  • Max Jun 9, 2022 @ 21:49

    Problem still in version 91.10.0
    So probably nobody cares about that issue.
    Does anybody know where to report this?
    Thanks.

    TB looks just ugly and is not usable.

    • Gowtham V Jul 7, 2022 @ 12:06

      Post on thunderbird support forum.

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