epiphany renders webpages using wrong colors when using a dark theme

Bug #288628 reported by Daniel Queirolo
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Epiphany Browser
epiphany-browser (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: epiphany-browser

Hi guys, I'm using a modified version of NewHuman theme, with a dark color for input boxes and windows, and a light color for text. The problem is that epiphany sometimes render these colors as part of webpages, when it shouldn't use them.

1) Note the text color (this doesn't happen on firefox, text should be black)

2) Note the background color (again, this doesn't happen on firefox, background shouldn't be brown)

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Feathertail (feathertail-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

This bug affects me as well, and it gets worse -- if you switch to a white-on-black GTK color theme, pages like GMail (as well as numerous others) become invisible. Or at least, the text on them does. I use Ctrl-A to "Select All" and view the highlighted text, but this is inconvenient.

It's possible to go to Edit -> Preferences and deselect "Let web pages specify their own colors" to get around this, but it removes a lot of the formatting of my favorite websites. And while I imagine that custom scripting might help, too, it shouldn't be necessary to do that.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, that's something to send directly upstream at http://bugzilla.gnome.org by someone having the issue, for forwarding instructions please read http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME, Thanks in advance.

Changed in epiphany-browser (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in epiphany-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Changed in epiphany-browser:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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