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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. 

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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.


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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Community Manager

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

Er, where in the article does it say how to switch dark mode on? I had to seek the answer out elsewhere.
Community Manager

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

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?
Community Manager

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


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


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TeamViewer Staff

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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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!!