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  • Chrome 74 Is Now Available Though Not Too Exciting For Linux Users

    Phoronix: Chrome 74 Is Now Available Though Not Too Exciting For Linux Users

    While Windows 10 users are gushing over Chrome finally introducing a "dark mode" for the web browser, on the Linux front there are no dramatic user-facing changes but just a lot of continued lower-level improvements for this cross-platform web browser...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...me-74-Released

  • #2
    To dispel possible confusion from the formulation: from what I googled, dark mode isn't specific to any platform. E.g. here're examples for enabling it on GNU/Linux https://www.reddit.com/r/chrome/comm...mode_on_linux/

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    • #3
      Why if this dark mode even a feature? If Chrome did use a standard user interface you could have set the colours globally. User interfaces have *not* improved since the late 80's / early 90's... And everyone seems to reinvent the wheel again and again..... Sigh....

      http://www.dirtcellar.net

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      • #4
        Originally posted by waxhead View Post
        If Chrome did use a standard user interface...
        You can select GTK3 UI in the options for quite some time now, and it then uses system theming (e.g. dark themes)...

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        • #5
          What about AV1 codec support?

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          • #6
            Chromium removed the theme option to have a dark omnibar earlier this year... So it's back again with dark mode and since 74, chromium got brighter fonts for menus.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by waxhead View Post
              Why if this dark mode even a feature? If Chrome did use a standard user interface you could have set the colours globally. User interfaces have *not* improved since the late 80's / early 90's... And everyone seems to reinvent the wheel again and again..... Sigh....
              Well, clearly just another theme wouldn't have gotten attention, there're thousands of them. As I understand, the Dark Mode changes appearance of sites you visit, it's irrelevant to GTK or whatever else one could've thought from the title.

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              • #8
                Meanwhile, I'm wondering if Dark Theme is something that gonna get into Chrome-74-or-higher based QtWebEngine. I'd try it out of curiosity with Qutebrowser I'm using.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
                  What about AV1 codec support?
                  https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/5729898442260480

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by waxhead View Post
                    Why if this dark mode even a feature? If Chrome did use a standard user interface you could have set the colours globally. User interfaces have *not* improved since the late 80's / early 90's... And everyone seems to reinvent the wheel again and again..... Sigh....
                    Dark mode is not for the widgets and browser UI.
                    Dark mode is a new CSS query so that websites can define how their websites will look under dark mode.
                    So you can have a website have black text on white background normally, but when it detects the user is using dark mode, the website is rendered with white text on black background.

                    https://caniuse.com/#feat=prefers-color-scheme

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