White page while loading. How can I change it ?



  • So I put on dark theme, I installed Stylish extension to put dark .css on sites that I often use and than I opened the new page and white light blasted me and roasted my vulnerable eyes.

    So I was wondering if it's possible to change the color of that white page while loading the site ?

    If yes, how ?


  • Moderator

    You cant.
    This is a old bug in chromium code (the base code of Vivaldi).
    See https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/7839/dark-theme-w-dark-website-themes-every-new-page-load-anything-flashes-white



  • @Gwen-Dragon

    Ok, thanks.



  • @LongLife I suggested that Vivaldi could theoretically create a workaround for this. It didn't receive much response from the community, so I guess it's quite a minor issue... 😜



  • I was just thinking about this (in the same boat as OP), would really love if Vivaldi could implement a workaround



  • That "white page" between loading is annoying late at night. After all these years of the Internet browsers I'm surprised no one thought to lower the background transition.



  • @stpvid1 said in White page while loading. How can I change it ?:

    That "white page" between loading is annoying late at night. After all these years of the Internet browsers I'm surprised no one thought to lower the background transition.

    I imagine it's as simple as the designers assuming everyone has a white page with black text as their default, so this is the "blank canvas" that Chromium code paints for every new page before the actual data gets loaded. I imagine it would be quite hard for Vivaldi to figure out a way to "hide" the page until style data is loaded - but that's probably the only way to do it.

    I personally hate black-text-on-white-background and have been fighting against this "everyone uses black on white, don't they?" mindset on all sorts of systems over the years - it's the worst possible way to read text on a self-lit screen. Unfortunately most of the web is now hard-coded to the same style, and even Android is "blinding eye-strain white" everywhere when the old default was to use darker themes... :(

    There was a reason that old terminals used to have bright green text on a black or dark green background - it's much more comfortable to read all day!



  • @mossman said in White page while loading. How can I change it ?:

    There was a reason that old terminals used to have bright green text on a black or dark green background - it's much more comfortable to read all day!

    Several reasons ("more comfortable to read all day") but not specifically due to the colour green which arose from the use of P1 phosphor coating the inside of the glass screen. More in the way those old terminals were engineered... All the phosphor dots could be used to display the monochrome character rather than having to use multiple neighbouring groups of (RGB) dots for the display of an individual apparent dot in colour. That made it appear sharper. More intense phosphor could also be used to make the text brighter and 'persist' for longer. This also made for more comfortable viewing particularly with VDU/CRTs and graphics drivers commonly using interlacing (scanning/refresh) - the flashing effect of which used to affect me badly.

    Had a similar problem a decade ago with one of my web sites' slide viewer application (HighSlide JS). Care was needed to specify appropriate background CSS (z-layers for instance) during image interchange. Even further decades back it was similarly so - then with physical slide film projectors... The issue is hardly new and the workaround not rocket science.

    I would urge the developer/s to address this and provide a resolution, the absence of which makes the performance level of, what looks like turning out to be, a really useful browser look a little amateurish. I've only just 'discovered' Vivaldi and am getting to like it more and more as I try it out and get to put it into use.



  • @piran said in White page while loading. How can I change it ?:

    Several reasons ("more comfortable to read all day") but not specifically due to the colour green which arose from the use of P1 phosphor coating the inside of the glass screen.

    Well if we're being pedantic, you could also get orange or "paper-white" CRTs, but I was told at the time - and I would tend to agree - that green VDUs were more ergonomic. But my point was really that although you could view all the text in inverted colours if you wanted to... there were very, very few applications that did it that way round instead of light-on-dark.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    Off topic.
    I believe light on dark probably "healthy" if we're starring to monitor for long. Ex. programmer, video editors, or computer artists.
    But such colors probably bad if you're also read a notes/paper (dark on light) for reference. Ex. secretary or librarian. For this, I have my own experience. For more than two years I use light on dark colors everywhere (thanks for internet hipe). But then I realize I suffer constant headache if I move my sight from monitor to somewhere else (dark on light). My logic, because my retina need to readjust continuously.

    Now I'm back to normal/usual color, dark on light. And just wear sun glasses. Looks much cooler anyway.


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