Pastel new tab – automatic dark mode


Automatic dark mode

Pastel new tab now supports automatic dark mode. When enabled, the new tab page shows a subdued dark screen in dark mode, and a regular pastel tab in light mode.

‘System theme’ and ‘Go dark’ buttons

System dark mode is supported by Chrome on Mac OS 10.14+ and Windows 10+. Dark mode may also be applied directly (‘Go dark’ button) if your operating system doesn’t support system-wide dark mode.

Add custom colours

Add custom colours

Add your favourite colours to the new tab page. Use the ‘Set custom colour (+)’ button to add a new colour. The selected colour is saved to grid of all colours, and set as current pinned colour.

Top site icons

Top sites with site icons

Pastel new tab now shows site icons along with titles when top sites are enabled.

This change requires additional permission to access site icons, so may require you to re-enable the extension.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

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Todo.txt for Chrome – System dark theme, compact list, sync bug fixes

Follow system theme – dark or light

When system theme is selected, the task list will use dark or light theme based on current system theme. This feature depends on Chrome and the operating system support. At the moment, it appears to be only available in MacOS.

Select ‘Follow system theme’ in settings, or use the keyboard shortcut (‘v + s‘) in task list.

Dark theme updates

Dark theme in task list is available to try for everyone. Dark theme can be enabled from settings, using keyboard shortcut (‘v + d‘) in task list, or by using the theme icon in bottom-right corner of task list window.

Dark theme and system theme are supporter features.
They are free to try for all users, but the theme setting is not remembered—the task list will always open in light theme.

Compact list view (beta)

Compact task list is available to try in beta. Switch list density using keyboard shortcuts:
– ‘l + c‘ for compact list
– ‘l + d‘ for default list

List density is a supporter feature.
It is free to try for all users, but the density setting is not remembered—the task list will always open in default density.

New keyboard shortcut: archive tasks

Archive completed tasks from task list using the keyboard shortcut ‘shift + a‘.

This shortcut is disabled by default since it may interfere with the Add Task shortcut (‘a‘). It may be enabled in settings.

Other updates:

  1. Background sync code has been massively redone to reduce sync errors.
  2. When sharing feedback from in-app feedback link, the app version, browser version and OS name are shared. This helps diagnose issues.

That’s all for now.

As usual, please share any bugs, or new feature suggestions that you come across.


ver. 2019.1030.8.24

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