Re: System-wide dark mode

Since WebKit supports Apple's dark mode now, I wonder if mail clients (and also Devhelp/Builder) will be able to provide styles for dark mode with that.

On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 11:44 AM, Tristan Van Berkom via desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org> wrote:
    I've been meaning to reply somewhere in this thread... I am a user
of the dark theme via the tweak tool.

In the GNOME 2 days, we did some effort in Glade to ensure that we were compatible with HCI themes (high contrast invert as we called them), as
I recall we also ensured on a GNOME wide level that our icons were
compatible with HCI themes - likely many GTK+ apps ported forward from
the GNOME 2 days will already work well out of the box with a dark
theme due to previous efforts.

While I did not use the HCI themes back then, I really like the dark
theme that I have been using with GNOME 3.

On Mon, 2019-06-03 at 07:46 -0500, mcatanzaro gnome org wrote:
 On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 5:40 AM, Allan Day <aday gnome org> wrote:
 > If the size of the theme is the issue, do we know what size is
 > acceptable?

 For WebKit to be able to handle this, the required performance
 improvement would be measured in orders of magnitude. I don't know
 about Firefox.

Without changes in GTK to allow us to use multiple themes at once, or
 instantaneously switch between themes, we can either give you broken
dark mode (the status quo in both WebKit and Firefox), or we can give
 you light mode (my recommendation).

Are you saying that WebKitGTK interprets the system theme and CSS to
render the HTML content ? This does seem a bit unintuitive to me for
web content, but I suppose it is useful for cases where apps want to
embed HTML that they themselves control.

That said, as a dark theme user I doubt that having the web browser
(which I usually put fullscreen anyway) being in light mode is going to
stop people from using a dark theme.

Anecdotally, currently my biggest issue with the dark theme is that
receiving HTML emails is even more of an annoyance, as I get a flashy
attention grabbing white background in Evolution for any HTML email:
Even though it annoys me a lot, it's not enough for me to switch to a
light theme.


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