Using Dark Theme with Preview?


Hi guys!

How you solve this “problem”: using dark theme (Tomorrow Night in my case) with very light Preview:

Maybe I need to use some .css? But I don’t know where to find this .css :frowning:

Inline output of some html widgets unreadable with dark theme

In the beta release of RStudio 1.1, this wasn’t a “problem”. The viewer pane matched the theme.

I don’t see this as an issue though and that’s why I put the word problem in quotations. I use blogdown a lot so I want the viewer pane to show me the true output of my .Rmd document. I don’t want it to match my editor theme.


We decided to avoid manipulating the CSS used for content displayed in the Viewer pane, as there wasn’t a way for us to consistently manipulate arbitrary HTML content such that it displayed nicely in a light vs. a dark theme.

You’ll have to explicitly give your R Markdown document a theme, using the instructions at