Is there an option to modify the default screen color in Incognito Mode?


#1

BRAVE Dev’s ‘appearance’ setting appears to affect only standard windows. It has no effect on Incognito windows (none that I’ve found to date anyway).

I prefer a lighter look than the Incognito windows default, which I would describe as not merely ‘dark’ but ‘really dark.’

In its current form some page elements at the top of the screen are even hard to make out.

Any option(s) regarding this I’ve missed?

Thanks.


#2

I think there’s something to be said about the private window remaining a separate theme then that of standard windows. By doing this, you make the distinction between which of these windows you’re using, which helps prevent you from accidentally doing private stuff in a non private window. Subtle, but worth mentioning.

Having said that, I do think that there should be some level of customization/optimization for private tabs. I opened an issue in our Brave-browser repo (this is our brave-core/1.0 repo) for the team to look over and discuss . I included your post in the issue as well:


#3

I think there’s something to be said about the private window remaining a separate theme then that of standard windows

I didn’t mean to suggest there should be no difference in appearance between standard & incognito windows (there definitely should), just that the particular choice that currently is the sole option – dark black that’s really dark – shouldn’t be the only option.

Any theme that distinguishes incognito from standard tabs should work. I also find ‘dark’ themes (of any color) hard on the eyes.

Thanks for opening an issue about this.


#4

Two specific issues in Incognito Mode (in BRAVE Dev) that are relevant to the topic:

  1. Tabs don’t appear separate from one another.

  2. Text (titles/labels) in tabs other than the selected one are a shade of grey that blends so much into the black background that the titles appear very pale & indistinct.

I’ve found that display colors render differently on different platforms & even in different operating system versions, so to see the above as I see it it may be necessary to run in Incognito mode on a Mac in High Sierra.


#5

Would you mind sending a couple screenshots of the areas you’re describing?


#6

This screenshot should show both, let’s see how it renders when it posts. (Grab your magnifying glass just in case.)

This above shows most accurately how the tab ‘titles’ in the tabs that lack focus actually appear.
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The above with ‘zoom’ magnification:


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ALSO:
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