Titles of Tabs unreadable in new update

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”.

Thanks for the tip. Someone else recommending changing the Brave colors to dark, and that helps. Rather not mess with Windows system palette.


Just to add to the discussion, you can even choose White (R255, G255, B255) and it fixes this problem. Your color palette doesn’t have to be dark.

Thanks for the video, this is great!

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Thanks, this worked for me

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Issue report opened on Brave GitHub.

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Super! thanks. This worked for me too!

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Fix released in Brave Release version Release Channel 1.37.114.

  • Fixed unreadable tab names when using certain accent colors on Windows. (#22027)

I’m on 1.37.116 and the issue is not resolved in dark mode. The selected tab is white text but the tabs not selected are not readable due to very dark text against a black tab background

@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. :smiley:

Yes the issue is still present for WIn8.1 users and fixes are planned according to recent post here:

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@Chocoholic ,

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:

If I select the URL address character string within the URL address field:

That poor visual performance, has routinely been an issue for all versions of Brave Browser, back in time . . . for Mac OS v10.12.n “Sierra” . . . re my Mac computer.

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@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

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