09-18-2019 08:53 AM - edited 01-10-2020 03:18 PM
09-18-2019 08:53 AM - edited 01-10-2020 03:18 PM
@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.Edit: the last tab has been turned dark for a while now.
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 PM
09-18-2019 10:57 PMSolution
09-24-2019 05:34 PM
09-24-2019 05:34 PM
@Deleted 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 - edited 12-18-2019 09:00 AM
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 dark theme for the focused NTP:
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.
10-15-2019 03:01 AM - edited 10-15-2019 03:22 AM
To repeat: If certain OS Accent colours are used/selected there can be oodles of contrast and tabs super easy to see/notice. Trust me, I'm telling you from first hand experience, it does do the trick!
Here is an example I grabbed quickly, just an example; Because, the quantity of colours available that work is HUGE! And showing active & non-active tabs... actually, I often change it depending what desktop wallpaper I feel like using, for a while and also, changing the pointer colour & the clock such that everything is coordinated, ascetically. The clock is highly customizable, in many aspects, BTW!
In other words, the effect varies depending on the OS Accent colour. And you tell it to show in title bars & window edges. If you go with Dark Mode/Theme & the default stuff for what I have discussed above, it WILL, indeed, be darn hard to have the tabs jump out at you.
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10-15-2019 03:45 AM
10-15-2019 03:38 PM
There is an interesting note, here. Edge doesn't apply any Accent colour the way Edge C. does. There is nothing about being "forced" to use Accent colours. They are something that has been used long before Edge C arrived. But, really, for ascetics and to have the tabs, actually, be more visible & easy/easier to see /distinguish Edge C affects it better due to how it handles or applies Accent colours which, is much better then Edge does; dark on dark doesn't offer much contrast; they are more effective & helpful with Edge C than with Edge.
11-06-2019 03:33 PM
Hovering over a tab makes it lighter. But I never noticed it till I did read this and tried it. So, it is clearly not enough it should be made lighter. Don't forget a good part of the population is color blind to some degree. So, trying to be making it just a bit different will not work for them
11-06-2019 04:01 PM
Yes, Erik, the shading changes when hoovering on a tab. I will tell you (& others) since Edge C does a very good job of applying OS Accent colours when they are told to affect Title Bars & window frames, things can be very easy to see & distinguish. For example...
11-06-2019 04:31 PM
I had to try it first. A few observations.
It was done in Edge. So, why not in Edge C. All (for me at least) they have to do is make the hover effect a bit lighter. Somewhere in the middle of the active and inactive tabs. That is what they did in Edge.
The same is true for the buttons too of course.
11-06-2019 06:44 PM
Actually, Erik, myself, I used various accent colours long before Edge C and with Edge C, amd not, exclusively, for the sake of the tabs appearances. The rational has been for overall looks... to have a colour scheme that all goes together with the wallpaper & the rest of the system. Whether colouring matches or compliments it is coordinated with everything & the aesthetics end up looking good (in my warped mind, at least). Plus, I will often change the accent colour to go with a changed wallpaper, so, things don't become boring.
The settings are not hard to find or notice. As soon as one starts customizing their machine to their liking they go to Personalize & there it all is.
11-06-2019 09:40 PM
Hi Drew, true it is all there. But lots of people have no clue how a computer works of where to find settings. That is why the slogan " Apple it simple works" is sp great. It
I have a question that is way of topic but maybe you have heard of it and can give a quick option
.A friend has reimage online repair installed. he has lots of problems. I suspect of what I read online it is the program ( it messes with the registry) Have you ever heard of it?
11-06-2019 11:13 PM - edited 11-06-2019 11:33 PM
I shall be tactful... naivety is not an excuse. Certainly, many people, you're right, do nothing to over come their naivety. There are IT Pros who are self-taught. User are free to poke about, click on things, discover, learn, try stuff, be curious, be interested.
And the nice thing is how super helpful Windows 10 is in that regard & everything in plain English and sometimes with pictures & even videos... all right in their OS. There's a wee thing called Tips, there by default, tell a person all about their OS from A to Z(ed :maple_leaf:) <-- teeheehee. Naivety is curable, one can heal oneself. Sadly, you are right, many don't try to look & see or read about things which, they could do, can do right within their OS.
"Education begets empowerment", Drew
And to answer your query; Yes, I know of that & or similar things. If, you were to ask me to comment, it would be this: Stay the H3LL away from such things, period, end of story, discussion & warning. "Not with a 10 foot pole!"
If somebody wants/needs Managed Services, call Microsoft for Microsoft Dynamics 365 & that will nicely address all their CRM (Customer Relationship Management) needs; fully managed services Cloud safe. In other words, it is something for business clients. Doesn't sound like your friend is one of those.
11-07-2019 05:45 AM
@erikvp Yes. I use a laptop and another thing I've noticed is sometimes its hard to tell what the active tab is if the screen is at an angle. They need this addressed before launch. In the OG edge, there was enough contrast that even if I couldn't see what the active tab was, i could see all the other tabs, or if I couldn't at all, I could use the tab drop down or hover over the tabs.
11-13-2019 04:33 PM
@cjc2112 That looks like the monitor - It looks like you are using a monitor with local dimming/brightening. The monitor sees something bright in an area and brightens the area with the cursor. Try changing to a black/dark coloured cursor and see if that helps it
11-13-2019 05:37 PM
I agree: Edge looked better IMO. It has the same look & feel that the rest of the OS, which was nice. The hovering borders on the buttons, the darker color patterns, the transparency on the top border…
Now that this is gone, it looks way too much like a chromium fork (which is, well... What it is).
11-14-2019 01:01 AM
Glad you agree & good on you for telling him that. Cool things ended that way. I'm glad to hear it, Erik.
I have a pet peeve about the work I see. I have a client in Mich. Replaced HHD. They returned it w/ 1803, AVG & Adobe Reader. She's happy, now, too. (We made things right)
11-20-2019 06:48 AM
@Ben_K2 No, its normal, I have some big ones at home that have always worked like that(the screen appears brighter when its tilted up than down), even when I'm playing Minecraft at 2 am, no lights. When I move my head physically it changes based on the angle. It might be for privacy, IDK, but that's the way it is built.
On my laptop, I either have to tilt the screen or move my head forward to see the tabs.
11-20-2019 07:23 AM
@Drew1903 I made the color ones specifically for the focused NTP, so if you could personalize even if you want something minimalistic and not distracting.
Your tabs are very visible, however, the dark mode in Spartan edge allows contrast without switching your themes.
11-26-2019 10:32 PM
11-26-2019 10:55 PM
Thanks that is all that is needed. So, it is in the browser already but not enabled. Highlighted tab (when the pointer is on it) could be a little brighter. But that is minor. The open tab is now easy to find.
Yes because it's still in experimenting phase, it's also available only as a flag on Google chrome :)
12-15-2019 01:38 PM
It is available and you can do it, here is how:
01-15-2020 09:45 AM
@ItalianAce , thanks for the tip about Dark Reader. Works amazingly well on most sites and has tons of configuration options. The Microsoft team working on Force Dark Mode on Web Contents could learn a thing or two from this extension. I'll use this while Microsoft works on improving the native Edge feature.