09-18-2019 08:53 AM
09-18-2019 08:53 AM
@Elliot Kirk I feel that the dark mode isn't as contrasting as the dark mode in the original edge. When I tried it in the original, I was entranced by the dark modes near complete black color(1). The new edge has a dark gray color that does not look as contrasting(2).
The new edge active tab is lighter than the other tabs and looks similar to chrome, however, if it were like the original edge, it would add personality to the browser.
The original edge uses shadows to make the active tab appear to pop out a little bit from the other tabs, which is only helpful with 90 degree angles, so this would be nice to implement at the same time. Another part that made the dark mode so attractive is when the mouse hovered over an area, that area would lighten up a bit.
Lighter areas and slight pop out effect example:
Tabs also were able to slide under each other.
Another issue is that there isn't an option to make the background of the new tab page dark. It would add to the aesthetics if you were able to customize the color of the new tab page background.
09-18-2019 03:24 PM
I don't know. You can try this popular extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-reader/eimadpbcbfnmbkopoojfekhnkhdbieeh
09-18-2019 10:57 PMSolution
09-24-2019 05:34 PM
@relu84 The Dark mode regardless of texture etc. is a godsend to me personally as with the darker screen and white lettering it is surely the best option and in my case, (very poor eyesight) it is a no brainer, so needless to say it is is an assett regardless, but it would be cool to have say variable darker colours, (dark Blue, Deep Red and the like) just to jazz it up a tad perhaps! It is an absolute necessity to me!
09-25-2019 04:43 PM
That's a good idea. I think that there are themes in the Microsoft store (the chromium one) to change the tab/omnibox bar colors. I know in Firefox there are even pictures you can insert there, but I haven't checked the store for edge to see if that's available yet.
My idea was to make the background of the "focused" homepage available in different colors, because right now its only available in white.
09-28-2019 06:38 PM
I'm going to go into more detail here on the colors to homepage. I already posted this, but can't figure out how to link it, so I'm posting it here as well.
I used Inspect element to add different colors to the new tab page, and think Microsoft should consider this. @Elliot Kirk.
This is the current default for dark theme:
These are the new ones:
I'm colorblind and can't see purple(it just looks like a different shade of blue. I'm told I can't see the red. I wouldn't know) so I didn't bother trying to find it, and I apologize if the blue is actually purple.
09-29-2019 12:15 AM
I have 3 comments:
1. I find when hoovering things do change such that it is quite noticeable, to me.
2. You can move the tabs laterally, the same as w/ Edge.
3. If the OS is set to Dark & certain OS Accent colours are used one can have very good contrast across the Edge C top bar.
09-29-2019 09:33 AM - edited 10-06-2019 02:14 PM
I hate the fact that tabs slide under each other in Edge Spartan. It makes me so frustrated. I love the way Chromium handles tabs
I agree on the appearance of tabs, the hover effect on tabs and the omnibox in dark mode though!
09-30-2019 11:47 AM
10-08-2019 03:12 AM
10-08-2019 03:30 AM
It's (visually) more attractive than blazing white, it's relaxing & primary reason, it's easy on the eyes.
And rest assured, your friend is not unique, not alone, at all;
MANY Countless numbers of us were and are very pleased, indeed:exclamation_mark: The more widespread it's become the more pleased we are
10-08-2019 06:30 AM
@Drew1903 Yes, I use it to save battery, reduce strain on my eyes, and because it looks prettier. Some people like light mode and sometimes I do too, but I use dark mode much more frequently and, as a rule of thumb, the darker it is the better it is in my opinion.