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PureBrowser incompatible with Adwaita Dark Theme
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PureBrowser has issues with this theme:

Current tab will look broken -- bright white/grey curved edges

Text boxes will frequently not have text visible (can highlight text to see)
Work-around for the tab issue is to a) spoof browser agent to current version of Firefox, and then b) download Adwaita Dark Theme for Firefox, and install it (not allowed to download/install without changing agent)

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jonas.smedegaard triaged this task as Normal priority.
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Thanks for reporting, and providing a workaround!

jonas.smedegaard removed jonas.smedegaard as the assignee of this task.Aug 20 2018, 00:24
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There is another work around that I am using. It's an extension: Fix Dark Theme Input Boxes by

This worked for me. Not sure how it compares since I am unsure about 'changing agent'.

To avoid packaging a third-party extension with PureOS, a solution I propose is to include the following about:config value string to PureBrowser:




This works consistently for me.

You can see the before/after here:

jonas.smedegaard closed this task as Wontfix.May 28 2021, 00:56
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Purism has abandoned the development of PureBrowser for some time now.

PureOS now recommends using GNOME Web (a.k.a. Epiphany), and also provides Firefox ESR.