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FS#65020 - [flyspray] Dark theme

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Vitaly Zdanevich (vitaly-zdanevich) - Thursday, 02 January 2020, 21:44 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Sunday, 17 May 2020, 22:14 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Web Sites
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jelle van der Waa (jelly)
Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro)
Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No


Please do not ignore the choice of the user

Save our eyes. And batteries.
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Comment by Rijnder (rien333) - Thursday, 16 January 2020, 19:23 GMT
This should be especially doable for the wiki. Using a darker solarized everywhere theme (, the wiki already looks quite good. (also note that Qt-based browsers just started supporting the `prefers-color-scheme`). A lot of KDE pages already support this css setting as well, and the results are quite good. See for example:
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Saturday, 22 February 2020, 14:37 GMT
For what do you want a dark theme, since this isn't really clear to me.
Comment by Vitaly Zdanevich (vitaly-zdanevich) - Saturday, 22 February 2020, 21:41 GMT
I want to not feel pain in my eyes at the night, and I do not want to wake my girlfriend by light from my displays. I want dark theme for everything. Not only me, but maybe most of software developers. Good examples of sites with dark theme: (you can choose dark theme at the top-right) (also in settings) (if on Mac or Firefox chosen dark theme) (if on Mac or Firefox chosen dark theme) (soon it will be official theme for Python language)

Please, this is so important, this is basic accessibility. If your approve me, I can contribute.
Comment by Peter Liscovius (peterdd) - Sunday, 23 February 2020, 00:36 GMT
Flyspray can be customized to support automatic dark mode. The attached image is 100k tasks, 30k users generated example with todays Flyspray github master branch.

For Firefox 68.5.0esr on Linux I had to manually add the property ui.systemUsesDarkTheme to the about:config and set to 1 to get the effect when choosing the custom_example.css which loads darkmode.css and uses prefers-color-scheme media query.

Ah, and I am not UI designer, just showed the technical possibility. So you have been warned if you get eye cancer.
Comment by Vitaly Zdanevich (vitaly-zdanevich) - Sunday, 23 February 2020, 03:58 GMT
As I understand dark mode already exists in Flyspray and someday will works for Arch?
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Monday, 18 May 2020, 18:31 GMT
It is certainly possible but Arch is not going to invest time right now in flyspray as we want to migrate away from it.
Comment by C├ęsar Valadez (cesasol) - Thursday, 09 July 2020, 23:11 GMT
I'm willing to do this for the wiki. Where should I clone the code and push my changes?
Comment by Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro) - Thursday, 09 July 2020, 23:22 GMT
Cool. Talk to Pierre Schmitz about this.
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Friday, 10 July 2020, 19:13 GMT
The code is located here, it's a standard mediawiki install with an custom Arch extension