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Message 11 of 19

Re: Dark theme

Does anyone have a "simple stylesheet" to share (appropriately licensed, of course) that GitHub could use directly as a drop-in?

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Message 12 of 19

Re: Dark theme

The github.com root favicon makes browser tabs unusable when running my browser in Dark mode. For example, in Chrome any tab on which github is open is completely black. Seems like a small problem, but it causes usability/productivity issues when trying to switch between tabs. 

 

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Message 13 of 19

Re: Dark theme

I wanted to weigh in on this.

 

  • The Atom desktop client defaults to a dark theme.
  • All major coding platforms have dark themes.
  • Github Desktop has a dark theme.
  • The Github web site has no option for a dark theme.

 

This is essentially an issue for those of us who have day jobs and have to code while the kids are asleep without lights on in the room. Switching from ensuring the kids are breathing in their sleep to a bright white web site that I actually love is painful--quite literally, my eyes feel the strain of having to switch.

 

The same goes for the other apps and platforms I use, when switching to the web site (because the desktop client doesn't have all of the same functionality).

 

At least the option would be preferable.

 

I look forward to a day where I don't have to be in pain in order to get things done.

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Message 14 of 19

Re: Dark theme

What a political answer from @AndreaGriffiths11. I'm really looking forward to seeing some progress on that end soon.

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Message 15 of 19

Re: Dark theme

Hi @AndreaGriffiths11 ,

 

Any news on this topic?

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Message 16 of 19

Re: Dark theme

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Message 17 of 19

Re: Dark theme

Well, it's now end of 2019 about an year after this feedback was posted.
What happened to the dark theme?

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Message 18 of 19

Re: Dark theme

The almighty and all-knowing tech companies, in their infinite brilliance, still see dark themes as a frivilous design feature rather than an important accessibility issue. I think it boils down to 1) uncompromising designers who think they know what's best for us, and 2) product stakeholders not realizing that staring at dark on light color schemes is physically painful for some, or that people don't work in low-light conditions, etc.

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Message 19 of 19

Re: Dark theme

Didn't Microsoft acquire Github last year? Shouldn't you guys by now already have added a dark theme feature? Aren't you ashamed? Do you lack resources? Why is it taking so long, while everyone else already has this basic feature anno 2019?