Windows 10 Turn the Lights Off App for Microsoft Edge

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Turn off the Lights for Microsoft Edge is a free Window 10 app which adds to Microsoft Edge browser like an addon and will fade or darken the entire background when you are watching a video giving you a movie theater like feeling. This addon works easily by just clicking on it once.

The Windows 10 app can be downloaded from the Windows 10 store or from the link given at the end of this article. When you download and click on launch button, Microsoft Edge browser will open up with this addon added to it. You will be asked if you want to turn on this new addon.

After turning on the addon, a lamp like icon would be added to your browser. Clicking this icon will turn the addon on or off.

When you start watching a video on any website like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Hulu, etc. then you can just play the video and click the turn off the lights icon on your browser. The entire background of the video will become dark and it will feel like you are watching a video in a movie theater. The screenshot below shows this effect clearly.

turn off lights yt

When you right click on the lamp icon it will show you a manage button, clicking on the manage button will bring up a window like the one shown below.

turn off lights settings

This window will show you the info about the app along with it, you can turn the addon functionality on or off. Clicking the options button will open up another window on the left side of this window. You can see this in the screenshot below.

turn off lights options

From this windows you can change a lot of settings of this addon. For example, in the basics section you can change the background color as per your choice. You can adjust the opacity of the background by moving the given slider.

From the advanced options tab you can set shortcut keys to work the addon. You can set a password to turn the lights on again. Select dimness level bar, video volume slider, video toolbar, eye protection according to your choice.

You can also select fade in and fade out effects, night mode, etc.

Features of this Windows 10 lights out app:

  • Turn the background dark while watching a video or movie.
  • Lights can be turned off in the browser just by the click on a icon.
  • Gives you a feel of watching movie in a theater.
  • Turn on or off the fade in and fade out effects.
  • Dimness level bar.
  • Night mode.
  • Shortcut keys.
  • Turn the light back on by clicking on the dark background.
  • Set video to be played in the widest mode.


Turn of the lights is a nice addon for Microsoft Edge. If you are using Windows 10 and the Edge browser then you can use this addon while you are watching movies or videos. Darkening the background of the video will give you a feeling like you are watching something in a movie theater. Plus its easy on the eyes as well when you are watching a video with dimmed background. So if you are using the Microsoft Edge browser, then definitely give this addon a try.

Check out Turn of the Lights for Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 here.

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