Dark Mode: Improved Working In Low Light

Esther Posts: 4,054 Former Community Manager
edited April 2023 in Blog


Dark Mode: TeamViewer’s New UI for Improved Concentration

With the release of TeamViewer 14 comes the implementation of a new dark mode option. As one of the most important updates to the interface’s usability so far, the new dark filter dramatically improves the user experience by ensuring that the client’s computer appearance is adaptable to all lighting environments and every individual’s preference. Managed from within the TeamViewer application for maximum ease of use, you can now switch your working environment between light and dark as necessary and work in a way that best suits you. 


Reduce Eye Strain and Enjoy Better Focus

Dark mode is designed to allow users the ability to work uncompromised even at night or in under-lit spaces. By inverting the colours displayed on your screen, dark mode dramatically reduces the amount of light output your eyes must deal with. This lessens the strain experienced by many users, reducing eye fatigue and thereby allowing you to work for longer intervals of time. The blue light that users are especially exposed to when using a bright digital device at night can disrupt sleep patterns, cause eye fatigue and exacerbate daytime tiredness. TeamViewer’s dark mode will now allow users to adapt their interface to the time and environment they are working in to ensure better concentration throughout the day. 


Improving your computing environment has multiple outcomes for IT professionals who spend the majority of their working day behind a screen. Dark mode allows users to focus for longer on text and numerical content that requires particularly close reading. This means that individuals can use the filter to analyse reports and presentations no matter the time of day and entirely distraction-free. For remote access work that involves switching between differently lit desktop environments, it is equally as easy to turn dark mode on or off according to your needs. 

Mac Darkmode_tv14.pngAdaptable and convenient

Companies and individuals that rely heavily upon TeamViewer as their principle remoting solution can benefit from the potential of dark mode’s reduced power consumption. OLED displays see a dramatic increase in battery life when dark mode is in use, as black pixels no longer need to be illuminated. This extended battery life can be especially beneficial for staff who frequently work on-the-go or who are monitoring machine groups on-site using handheld devices. Compatible with Windows, Linux and MacOS, the TeamViewer client’s dark mode ensures that you can work whenever and however you want.

Check out our latest version here: TeamViewer 14 Preview!

Learn how to setup Dark mode for your TeamViewer here.

Former Community Manager


  • RACS
    RACS Posts: 2

    Would be fantastic if you could also give us the ability to create TeamViewer QuickSupport and Host modules with the 'Dark' theme.

    I know it's possible to change the background and text colour, but it's not possible to change the colour of the panels, buttons and fields:

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  • Esther
    Esther Posts: 4,054 Former Community Manager

    Thanks @RACS I´ve added this as a Feature Request! Best, Esther

    Former Community Manager

  • JimAK
    JimAK Posts: 8 ✭✭
    Er, where in the article does it say how to switch dark mode on? I had to seek the answer out elsewhere.
  • Esther
    Esther Posts: 4,054 Former Community Manager

    Hi - did you already check the Knowledge Base article? Best, Esther

    Former Community Manager

  • JimAK
    JimAK Posts: 8 ✭✭
    Thanks for that Esther. Still, it seems odd to do an article and not include directions of where to find the feature or a link to it?
  • Esther
    Esther Posts: 4,054 Former Community Manager

    Hi @JimAK Thanks for your feedback. I add the link into the text. Best, Esther

    Former Community Manager

  • Hi guys im on Mac OS and still don't see this optoion to change the theme ? im on version


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  • Julia
    Julia Posts: 290 Staff member 🤠

    Hi @henster

    The dark mode on Mac will automatically be activated, when you enable the dark mode on your Mac under "System Preferences - General"


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  • Vatsilidis
    Vatsilidis Posts: 655 ⭐Star⭐


    One more positive with dark mode is that it saves energy consumption.

    Maybe in a short period it not seems to be important, but in a long-term period it saves something from the planet.

    Good work!!

  • deejinoz
    deejinoz Posts: 34 ✭✭

    Your KB articles are lacking in accuracy and logical structure. The article that covers core features of the clients needs to be structured so that each of the core features are titled for each of the three platforms you officially support (Windows, macOS and Linux). This article has gaping holes in it: https://community.teamviewer.com/English/kb/articles/11047-full-version#toc-hId-1329195126

    e.g. Dark mode gives screen shot examples of the Windows client settings and then has a misleading/incomplete line, only as a "hint" for the macOS client and no mention at all of the Linux client*: https://community.teamviewer.com/English/kb/articles/11047-full-version#dark-mode

    * e.g. The macOS client line states: 💡Hint: If you are using the macOS dark mode, the TeamViewer dark mode will be activated automatically.

    When it should state: 💡Hint: If you are using the macOS dark mode, the TeamViewer dark mode will be activated automatically when you set the OS to dark mode in System Preferences.

    So, your dark mode for macOS is not application set, as it is in Windows but is dependent on the entire OS being set to Dark Mode.

    And Linux is just ignored all together.

    Four years after the fact and you still haven't picked this up or fixed it, across all your KB articles.

  • Ying_Q
    Ying_Q Posts: 2,531 Moderator

    Hello @deejinoz,

    Thank you so much for sharing your honest feedback on the Knowledge Hub articles! 👏 We value and appreciate the voices and opinions of each TeamViewer user.

    We definitely forward your feedback internally and check what can be put in consideration for improvements. Meantime, we are keen on working on improvements in terms of content and structure constantly and collaboratively with different stakeholders like TeamViewer users, product developers, and support team colleagues. Thank you for taking part in the role and contributing to building a greater TeamViewer Community with us! 🙌

    We are always here to listen and help!🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️



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  • DevlinSenpai
    DevlinSenpai Posts: 1

    I would also like to make a note about the Windows client. After activating Dark Mode, the options/settings are still Light Mode and do not reflect any Dark Mode of any sort. Hoping that can get cleared up.