Having the same problem! I appreciate the workaround in Chocoholic’s linked post but I definitely wouldn’t consider that a fix. If Brave respects the Windows theme’s text color it should also respect the rest of the Windows theme. It can either do both or do neither, but one and not the other is a bug.
Ouch. Sorry about that and sorry to all the others who tried this. I posted that fix in several topics and several users reported it worked for them. The users who said it worked didn’t mention it changed everything in windows too! It isn’t something that I’m experiencing so wasn’t able to test on my end.
This seems to be an effect for some users after they update to the new version. The workaround mentioned by @fictive of disabling that windows setting is in the link below. And, as has been pointed out, changing that affects all the system windows although it does allow you to read tab text in Brave. I don’t think anyone knows exact steps to recreate this issue (yet).
Edit: Updated Google Chrome and I do not have an issue there either. Has anyone with the issue updated Chrome and does the issue occur there also?
Hello all …
I found a very good workaround for this problem I think.
You have just to choose another color than the default one and then the color of the title of tabs will be black and the windows colors config will have no effect on brave.
take a look :
Thanks Z75, that’s a better solution than unchecking the box in Windows settings, which negatively impacts the rest of Windows applications. And thanks for supplying a video, I’d have never found those color settings otherwise. You’d THINK those theme color settings would be under Appearance rather than “Get Started → Profile name and icon”.
@Utidiysyisitdixoxohd I wonder if anyone else is experiencing this, especially with dark mode. I haven’t seen any recent posts about the issue. You should probably tag the moderators in your support request to let them know you are still having an issue. You should edit your topic to indicate you are updated to the latest Brave version and also include any additional information you may be experiencing related to this issue. You could also DM them too. Or do both! Up to you.
Tab title character strings are OK, but not the URL address field character strings. I am mentioning the problem, here, because of the tendency by developers to invert appearances – and thus cause undesired appearances.
I use Light color, and I guess that is effectively a “Light mode” at brave://settings/appearance
But, I also use New Private Window(s), and that – for reasons unknown – causes semi-visible characters in the URL address field:
@289wk I’ve noticed that too and I am on win 10. I actually hate the default theme or whatever you want to call it for Private Windows. It is an eyesore and the semi-visibility is an eyestrain. You get used to it but ugh. Hopefully over time Brave will give users options to change that mess. lol