WebExtension popup difficult to read if the desktop environment uses a dark OS theme

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Status

P3
normal
a year ago
3 months ago

People

(Reporter: arnaud.jacquemin+bugzilla, Unassigned)

Tracking

({nightly-community})

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nightly-community

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox57 wontfix)

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(3 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

a year ago
Created attachment 8907295 [details]
screenshot of popup text being difficult to read.

When I use a dark theme on my desktop environment, I can't read the texts in the popups opened by browser actions icons, because the text color is dark on a dark background.

This happens independently of the Firefox theme I'm using.

It looks like the text color is hard-coded to #222426 (dark grey) by a rule in chrome://browser/content/extension.css (I used the add-on debugger to inspect the text using this trick : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Debugging#Debugging_popups)
The background color of the popup seems to be set by the desktop environment (GTK3 theme on Linux) because it changes if I change the desktop theme.

I think the default text color of the extension's popup should follow the main text color of the desktop environment.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

a year ago
Created attachment 8907304 [details]
screenshot of the Inspector tab examining the text
(Reporter)

Updated

a year ago
Keywords: nightly-community

Updated

a year ago
Component: Theme → WebExtensions: Frontend
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Summary: WebExtension popup difficult to read if the desktop environment uses a dark theme → WebExtension popup difficult to read if the desktop environment uses a dark gtk theme

Updated

a year ago
Blocks: 1280128
(Reporter)

Comment 2

a year ago
Created attachment 8907540 [details]
Screenshot of the same issue using a dark theme on Windows 7

This bug is not specific to Linux : here is a screenshot of the same issue using a dark (OS) theme on Windows 7.

Updated

a year ago
Summary: WebExtension popup difficult to read if the desktop environment uses a dark gtk theme → WebExtension popup difficult to read if the desktop environment uses a dark OS theme

Updated

a year ago
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: Unspecified → All

Updated

a year ago
status-firefox57: affected → wontfix
Priority: -- → P3
Comment hidden (advocacy)

Updated

3 months ago
Product: Toolkit → WebExtensions
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