Site keeps going to darkside?


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Anyone else seeing this? Every time I go to the site it switches to darkside it started about 2 or 3 days ago... i switch it back to Orion and its fine for a while then it's back to darkside again later on its own

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Just as I went back to the front page I saw this happen. Don't want anything darkside as that looks horrible, to me.

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I suspect the theme on the news CMS is remembered via cookies, where as the forum colour theme seems to be associated with your account when logged in.

 

In a private browsing window the news CMS defaults to the dark theme even when I log in, when logged in it does seem to randomly revert, where as the forum seems to remember my choice.

 

Personally I dislike the dark theme as the default, I'm probably in the minority however I can't read the site with that theme.

 

The "but its not" in the image below is how the default homepage looks to me:

 

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I always thought the darkside theme was easier on the eyes, No?

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The Darkside theme is now default when not logged in.

 

I prefer the light theme too that the site has used for around 15 odd years as default since I joined.

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On 07/08/2021 at 11:13, SnoopZ said:

The Darkside theme is now default when not logged in.

 

I prefer the light theme too that the site has used for around 15 odd years as default since I joined.

That's what I hated, though..

 

Going from a dark themed forum to a white CMS isn't really appealing..

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On 07/08/2021 at 12:13, SnoopZ said:

The Darkside theme is now default when not logged in.

 

I prefer the light theme too that the site has used for around 15 odd years as default since I joined.

I am logged in though and it keeps switching back

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On 07/08/2021 at 19:55, neufuse said:

I am logged in though and it keeps switching back

Mine switches back when i logout on desktop so i am guessing cookie related.

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I like it - took a while but I cannot think about going back to white now

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On 07/08/2021 at 14:55, neufuse said:

I am logged in though and it keeps switching back

Same here

 

Edit: I just noticed it only switches back to the dark theme when I use the back button and not the Neowin logo at top of page. That was how I did that yesterday also (hitting the back button)

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On 08/08/2021 at 08:22, cork1958 said:

Same here

 

Edit: I just noticed it only switches back to the dark theme when I use the back button and not the Neowin logo at top of page. That was how I did that yesterday also (hitting the back button)

I confirm that your description is spot on. While I normally have everything set to darkside, I switched in order to test this and duplicated your experience. If I didn't want darkside as my theme, I'd find it a bit annoying. 

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Doimg it for me as well [Firefiox], I also keep getting a massive box pop up for a milli second now and then...

 

Just realized it`s my avatar thingy but square!

 

 

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Sorry guys, the main news site themes were being worked on today, it should now remember which theme you prefer (light or dark) and it is now in the header:

 

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I'm seeing the header covering up the category links.  Looks like the sticky header is stuck.  😛

 

The problem is only in Chrome 92.  It works fine in Edge and Firefox.

 

EDIT:  Problem appears when logged in on any browser.  Looks like the added Darkside icon is pushing the Twitter and Facebook icons down to another line.

 

 

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On 08/08/2021 at 23:28, Michael Scrip said:

I'm seeing the header covering up the category links.  Looks like the sticky header is stuck.  😛

 

The problem is only in Chrome 92.  It works fine in Edge and Firefox.

 

EDIT:  Problem appears when logged in on any browser.  Looks like the Twitter and Facebook icons are pushing the header down to another line.

Confirmed, I have reported this to the devs.

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On 08/08/2021 at 13:10, Steven P. said:

Sorry guys, the main news site themes were being worked on today, it should now remember which theme you prefer (light or dark) and it is now in the header:

 

SNAG-0012.png

 

Still switches back to dark theme when using the back button.

 

Edit: Oops! Posted that to quickly. Only switched back to dark theme the 1 time when going back to front page from this story. Just tried using back button from a couple other stories on front page and it didn't revert back to dark theme.

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On 08/08/2021 at 23:28, Michael Scrip said:

I'm seeing the header covering up the category links.  Looks like the sticky header is stuck.  😛

 

The problem is only in Chrome 92.  It works fine in Edge and Firefox.

 

EDIT:  Problem appears when logged in on any browser.  Looks like the added Darkside icon is pushing the Twitter and Facebook icons down to another line.

 

 

neowin.png

Should be fixed now.

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On 09/08/2021 at 14:42, Steven P. said:

Should be fixed now.

 

Can confirm... fixed when logged in.

 

Thank you!  ❤

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What have been so much cooler if the thread title was "Site keeps going to the darkside"

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maybe it's just me but this still is happening randomly... the forum part is light the main page is dark

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On 13/08/2021 at 19:17, neufuse said:

maybe it's just me but this still is happening randomly... the forum part is light the main page is dark

That's because those preferences are independent of each other.

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On 13/08/2021 at 14:21, Steven P. said:

That's because those preferences are independent of each other.

but why is the main page still switching back to dark? clearing all browser data doesn't seem to help

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On 14/08/2021 at 00:12, neufuse said:

but why is the main page still switching back to dark? clearing all browser data doesn't seem to help

the main page theme relies on a cookie, if you block cookies then the preference isn't saved.

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On 14/08/2021 at 04:45, Steven P. said:

the main page theme relies on a cookie, if you block cookies then the preference isn't saved.

I'm not blocking any cookies

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