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Did the new version of break dark mode? God I hate auto updates.

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Ok, found the culprit.

Apparently Firefox now defaults to picking website light/dark-mode based on... the color theme you've picked for Firefox UI (as if anyone ever changes that). The default one, despite being quite dark, is considered "light".

See screenshot attached.

Short-term solution: select "Dark in settings.

Long-term solution: software vendors stop doing stupid shit and overriding user preferences like that.

Correct default should be "System theme" - that's literally what it's there for!

@temporal Autoupdates are fine, outsourcing testing to your users is not.

@temporal this is Mozilla’s MO right now and it’s frustrating. I’d love to jump onto using Firefox as my primary browser but nonsense like this keeps me on Chromium-based options.

@temporal@mastodon.technology I hate auto updates as well but because it's the software updating itself which i consider to be ... less than secure.

please just let me do the update the proper way, through my package manager.

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