Some themes on Meta look too similar suddenly?

Grey Amber no longer looks correct. Dark, Material Design look too similar? What is going on with the Themes on Meta? Grey Amber colour scheme gone?

Tested on Safari, Chrome & Firefox on desktop. Both logged in (for me) and anon.

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I don’t encounter this issue.

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It’s odd, I can repro it as anon even on desktop in Safari, Chrome or Firefox where Grey Amber is no longer … grey and amber, but my iPad seems fine.

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Here’s Grey Amber on Chrome on my computer:

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On mine:

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I encounter the issue as a visitor :+1:
And it doesn’t affect all the themes, as you described in your first post.


Edit: I changed a bit my theme settings in https://meta.discourse.org/my/preferences/interface, and I’m now encountering the same issue as @merefield logged in as well.


Could it be related to the “Dark mode” setting in our preference? If set to “Dark”, then the regular Grey Amber won’t be applied :man_shrugging:?

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Oooh if I change it to “Same as Regular” that solves it for time being. :+1: Perhaps Grey Amber does not have a “Dark mode” I guess?

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Thanks for the reports!

We enabled the “default dark mode color scheme id” here on Meta, which now means that all themes will use a single dark color scheme if your browser, or your user preferences, request dark mode.

Obviously not ideal that clicking something like ‘grey amber’ does nothing if you’re in dark mode… so we’ll need work out a solution for that. :eyes:

(Gonna move this to #site-feedback since we now know it’s specifically about Meta)

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While we’re here, what’s the difference between “Dark” and “The Darkness”? Couldn’t find any at first glance.

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I had changed some site settings while we were troubleshooting a commit that broke dark mode, and I’ve now switched those back… so things should be back to how they were.

No difference, I’ve deleted one.

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