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Unreadable text in dark mode


I'm using the [Theme] Darcula theme, and the text in the email is basically unreadable. Is there any way to fix that? I've attached a screenshot

Thank you,


  • edited May 2021

    Can you disable all themes except for that darcula and let me know if the issue happens for different emails from different senders because I am unable to replicate it.

  • So, I reset the themes and I see this:

    And I enable darcula and I see this:

  • Have you tried reading other emails from different senders?

  • Yes, I'm not sure what the difference is, but some emails are rendered fine, and some are not. Another example that happens is GitHub notification emails (which I need to interact with a lot during the day), so I can't use the dark theme for those

  • @Farzad Majidfayyaz So most likely specific email senders are setting their own html background and text colors, so it's difficult to contrast them into dark theme, I recommend trying the other dark themes and see which one works more universally for the emails you receive.

  • OK @Jason I will try the other ones. I'm not sure how you're doing the dark mode, but maybe an idea like how for example Dark Reader does it could be useful (just a suggestion)

  • edited May 2021

    @Farzad Majidfayyaz So fun fact, I originally created several themes, but with time most of the themes are now user contributed themes from other developers or just CSS savvy users, I then added their themes to the list, you can also create or customize your own with the custom button in the themes dialog.

  • Thank you so much for the suggestion @Jason , I changed to another theme that seems to work much better (with the email I sent above), so that's good news.

    About the CSS, is there an example or a resource I can look at (or possible to look at an existing one)? Because I'm not sure what the targets of my rules are 😝

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