Dark Mode for new UI

  • 10.2 (build 77647)
  • Kubernetes
  • Issue: New UI is really bright.
  • What did I do? Searched docs and personal preferences

After the 10.2 update the UI is looking really nice, but it is really hard to look at in terms of color contrast and brightness. It’s hard to know where one element starts an one ends.

We are really hoping that there is a Dark Mode.

Here is some feedback from our users…

  • :dark_sunglasses:
  • light theme FTW … I guess :ytho:
  • SonarQube 10.2
  • how is SonarQube deployed: zip
  • what are you trying to achieve : switch a dark mode
  • what have you tried so far to achieve this : went through menus

Hello !

Is there a way to activate a dark mode in SonarQube ?
The latest UI updates are nice but very shiny. A dark mode would be awesome.
Is it something coming along in the next updates ?

Thank you !


Hello @ryanc1234 and @Narfix, yes we are considering having a Dark Mode on SonarQube, you can see it as being under consideration in our public roadmap here.

We already successfully released a dark theme for SonarCloud this summer, and we’d like to bring the same theme on SonarQube eventually.

As for your feedback on the brightness of the Light Mode, point taken! We are continuously iterating on our UI design based on feedback from our users, and contrast revision is something our UX designers are currently looking into.



me and our developers want the dark mode as soon as possible, in general a dark mode - if available - is preferred in all our tools.

For those who have not seen it yet:
To get an overview of what dark mode looks like in sonarcloud, adjust your browser settings, i.e.

Firefox about:preferences, search for and set to dark - automatically doesn’t work always.
Edge edge://settings/appearance and set to dark

then browse https://sonarcloud.io/explore/projects and i.e.
https://sonarcloud.io/project/overview?id=aws_aws-sdk-java-v2 project dashboard
SonarCloud issues

Then please vote here