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Title: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: aolcot on June 01, 2021, 02:08:51 AM
Latest update on mac seems to have made it very unusable. In the lists, the text is black on black!.. the colour scheme as a whole just looks very, very bad.

I can provide some screenshots to a dm/email if needed. Can this be looked at please as the software is now quite unusable for me.
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: beerprof on June 01, 2021, 07:04:58 AM
agreed... using BS 3.2.7 in Dark Mode on OS X 11.4 Big Sur is just plain awful... I'll make up some notes and send them on...
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: BeerSmith on June 01, 2021, 07:11:32 AM
Thanks,
  I will continue to work it - I thought I had it working OK on Big Sur but perhaps I still need more work.  Dark mode has been difficult to implement under the cross platform tools I'm working with.

Brad
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: davyjo on June 08, 2021, 02:00:26 PM
New BS3 3.2.7 user.  I downloaded last night.  Older Macbook pro running Mojave / 10.14.6

I was using BS2 for several years until it stopped working as it used to, and I couldn't tolerate hunting for my disappearing recipes every time I logged in.

My issue is related to this post - Mac was in Dark Mode and I couldn't read anything because of black-on-black text in the startup window. I played with the look and feel and only Green had enough contrast to be able to read anything.  Switched to Light Mode and things improved a bit but still not great - e.g. - went into Water Profile Tool and the writable fields are all black field/black text. Very annoying, and frankly not inspiring confidence in BS3 so far.

Is this a bug, or am I just not finding the right menu to modify text v. field contrast? I am not the savviest computer user so please go easy on me.

Dave

POST SCRIPT EDIT:  After playing with MAC preferences I was able to get better contrast in Dark Mode by changing the Highlight color in Greyscale to 80%.  This works great if you choose 'Black' in Look and Feel, but now the Green; Blue; and White are messed up.
Title: Re: 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: meyerbrau on June 14, 2021, 06:18:48 AM
Just wanted to add a +1 on this. Even in light mode a lot of the data boxes are black on a slightly-less-black background. Very difficult to read.
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: IslandTimeBrewery on June 15, 2021, 09:17:47 AM
Another +1 on this issue.  Can't see any text description of recipes or ingredients unless you select them while in Big Sur dark mode.
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: BeerSmith on June 15, 2021, 10:02:25 AM
If you are running Big Sur I recommend 3.2.7.  For older versions the 3.2.7a update available on the main download page at BeerSmithRecipes.com might work better as it is compiled with an older library.
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: IslandTimeBrewery on June 15, 2021, 02:18:02 PM
I am running 3.2.7 and Big Sur v 11.4

Thanks for the quick response
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: bartguy on June 28, 2021, 11:10:39 AM
Same for me. Running Big Sur 11.4 and it's impossible to read in dark mode. And even after switching to light mode, fields in things like profiles are still too dark to read.
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: BeerSmith on July 01, 2021, 03:27:33 PM
I will continue to work it - it works on my copy of Big Sur but perhaps I am missing some additional settings.

Brad
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: grahambayley on July 05, 2021, 04:38:03 AM
Plus One on this too
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: collisionbend on July 29, 2021, 07:19:20 PM
Brad, any updates??
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: BeerSmith on August 01, 2021, 06:46:03 PM
I still recommend switching the light mode.  Make sure the program is not running when you switch.

I'm going to work fixes this week and see if I can come up with a beta to correct the issues.

Brad
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: MightyExplorers on August 04, 2021, 09:10:56 AM
changing to the black colorscheme under look and feel it seems to display properly for me in dark mode.

I am using Big Sur though

Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: collisionbend on September 10, 2021, 08:56:14 PM
Doesn't fix the issue for me. Running Big Sur 11.5.1 here.

I still recommend switching the light mode.  Make sure the program is not running when you switch.

I'm going to work fixes this week and see if I can come up with a beta to correct the issues.

Brad
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: natew98@gmail.com on September 12, 2021, 10:14:39 AM
Having the same issue with Dark Mode. Tried downgrading, switching light to dark mode, and back w/o program running... still no luck.
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: CharlesPeter on September 23, 2021, 12:30:09 PM
Since I was so irritated by this bug I made an app in automator, following these steps: https://osxdaily.com/2019/01/29/toggle-dark-mode-light-mac-via-spotlight/

It's a quick way of switching between light and dark mode when you're using Beersmith.

This will work out for me until it's fixed, but I'd appreciate an update  :D
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: collisionbend on November 04, 2021, 06:38:59 PM
I still recommend switching the light mode.  Make sure the program is not running when you switch.

I'm going to work fixes this week and see if I can come up with a beta to correct the issues.

Brad

Brad,

Any updates? This is very frustrating.
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: Beechnut on November 05, 2021, 10:33:06 PM
Bump!

Brad,

Have you come up with a solution to fix the black tabs in Big Sur?   It is very hard to read the black on black text even in light mode.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: Lindh on November 05, 2021, 11:00:55 PM
Same problem here and also not able to switch between recipe folder sometimes. BS3 doesn't load the folder contents.
Title: Re: Mac (Catalina) 3.2 update not working with dark mode
Post by: dannowatts on December 02, 2021, 05:21:46 PM
bump!

i'm on macOS monterey.  and it's just a horrible experience to try and read anything  :-[