It might be related to a problem I have on Safari for iOS. I do not see the top pane any longer and when I try to open a thread I do not see any of the messages in it. Has anything else changed in the last few days?
This is not too bad, I shouldn’t waste my time on my phone anyway, so if no one else is experiencing problems just ignore this.
(This started a couple of days ago. I have no idea how to debug Safari on a phone and I have no time to look into it. I am totally fine with just ignoring this, I can use my computer to read and write on Discourse.)
Sometimes a balance can not be reached.
I personally use Discourse almost excessively from the web and on a laptop but will try it out in other ways if someone is having a problem and I can match the configuration.
When I add themes I make announcements so that others know of the changes but as we are hosted by Discourse they update the software almost weekly and without notice. It occurs so often and with a long list of changes that I don’t even try to track it. I do visit the Discourse forum regularly and so hear about any major disruptions but as we are hosted by Discourse, they take care of these problems as I have no ability to upgrade/downgrade or install plugins. We can only install themes.
I only installed the theme less than an hour before this post.
The theme (discourse-theme-switcher) does not have any configuration settings that I can adjust for you or anyone else. I can only install it or remove it for everyone. As it is a component theme I can also choose which base themes it is installed and the rule we typically follow here is simple, all the base themes get all the installed component themes.
Auto linkify Prolog predicates
Auto linkify words
Header Links Theme Component
Raw Post Button
Discourse Theme Switcher
Most of the component themes are demonstrated here
When I first used the theme and switched back and forth a few times in testing, the light was not light but the dark theme which was my default theme. So the selector was effectively Dark or Dark.
While the theme button may say Light and Dark it seems to be user default theme and a dark theme selected by the theme creator, I believe it is Alien Night
To remedy this I changed my default theme to Light and now it works as I would like.
To change your default theme
Click on your user icon in the upper right
Click on you user name on the left in the drop down.
The only change I have made in the last several days is to add the theme selector in the header bar. As I noted Discourse does updates almost weekly and not on a standard schedule.
@jamesnvc did some updates to Auto linkify Prolog predicates but I don’t see how that would cause your problem; AFAIK that only adds links to words within a specific post, it has nothing to do with the list of posts
View the page with the selector set to Light and see if that does what you seek.
If that doesn’t work then check your default theme as noted in an earlier post and change it to Light
If that does not resolve it then I am looking into adding a theme that has no added component themes as a fall back for testing but for me adding base themes is more of an art than a science as I don’t know exactly how to add a base theme. I am actually more comfortable adding component themes.
I am still not set on leaving the theme selector in the header and is why I have not updated the test page. I am also considering removing the theme selector in the header and trying Hamburger Theme Selector.
Everyone just keep sending the feedback so I can make informed decisions.
If you find one you would like added, just ask, but be aware that they are not always by experienced and through programmers and may have bugs. Also I will not support or run down problems you find with these themes, you will have to contact the creator directly. I will update the theme here if a theme creator puts in a fix.