Helpful Feedbacks about 3rd party Theme installation/management in Edge and required UI changes

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Honored Contributor

Now that Edge officially supports 3rd party theme installation, there needs to be some changes to make it easier to manage themes in Edge browser.

 

#1

Create an Internal Edge page for themes, like this: edge://themes/

 

 

#2

Add a button with the title "Themes" to the ellipsis menu, possibly below "Extensions" button

 

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#3

in edge://themes/ create a section to see our installed themes, so we can view them, activate any of the installed themes and delete any of the installed themes. also show where the theme originates from (i.e which webstore it was installed from or in case of manual install using .CRX file, show the Theme ID only).

 

something like this which is from Firefox

 

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#4

this is a report:

so in Edge Version 82.0.453.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)

after clicking "Remove" in here:

 

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the theme doesn't seem to be uninstalled, that button only deactivates the theme. because after removing the theme and going to the theme's page on Chrome web store, I see this:

 

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when I click on "Enable this Item", the theme activates again without redownload.

this is another reason why suggestions #1 to #3 are important.

 

@fawkescan you please let the Edge developer team know about this? I can't properly send all of these texts and pictures using the feedback button on Edge browser. Thanks in advance.

 

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There's also a bug with the title text color

 

Chrome (expected, white):

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Edge (black):

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This also affects collapse/minimize/maximize/close buttons

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@HotCakeX 

I completely agree.

  • To improve the overall experience, I feel the user must be able to download multiple themes at once, and switch between them whenever he/she wants to.
  • Under edge://settings/appearance, a list can be included which contains the name of the current theme as well as all the themes stored by the user.
  • If it is not possible to provide the feature to download multiple themes at once, at least a list of links to all the previously downloaded themes can be provided so that the user can download and use them again.

This will also prove useful if the user accidentally reverts the applied theme.