Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

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March 3rd, 2021

@Miel_vds @signalapp Life changer! Thanks for letting me know. When I last checked, a lot of people were asking for it, but the setting didn’t exist.

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@t_var_s @smashingmag Not sure about this. I can’t reproduce on my machine, the favicon only gets fetched once, even when I start, pause and restart. If you can, please file new.crbug.comtD. It may well be on purpose, since there’s a playing

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@colinbendell @yoavweiss This particular case is about `rel=”icon”`; support for other link relations varies. It works for “stylesheet” and I think for “preload” (@yoavweiss, correct me if I’m wrong). It currently doesn’t work for “manifest”.

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RT @ChromiumDev: Talking about icons, what if the browser just created PNG icons (required by Android) for PWA installation on-the-fly, bas…

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@ChromiumDev By the way, dark mode icons already work with SVG:

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Browsers like Chrome now support SVG icons (, but for installation, notably on Android, you still need rasterized icon formats like PNG 😐. I just filed for the browser to create these PNGs for you. One SV

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@VorticonCmdr Google Analytics ≠ Google Chrome

On Chrome, bug stars are a signal we take into account:

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@MattWilcox @ChromiumDev I wrote about this in the past ( Unfortunately some platforms like Android still require PNG for home screen icons, and while the browser should be able to create them on the fly, currently this isn’t im

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@DJDavid98 @ChromiumDev We have heard the same argument for honoring `prefers-color-scheme` in the general case. Personally, I still think there could be a separate setting in the browser, so people could decouple it from their system setting. Here’s a

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@ChristopherBlum So was I, until I realized it doesn’t. 🙃

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@henrylim96 This would be possible by sending a different manifest in either case. The bug talks about supporting `rel=manifest`, too, but for now the plan is limited to `rel=icon`. See for the parallel Web App Manifest discussion.

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On the Chrome team, we’re thinking of making

`<link rel=”icon” media=”(prefers-color-scheme: dark)” href=”dark.png”>`

happen (i.e., for the `link` tag to respect the `media` attribute! If you think this is a good idea, please star ⭐ this bug: https://

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Who at @signalapp thought the “$name is on Signal!” notifications were a good thing?

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RT @domenic: Chrome 89 is here, and with it, import maps!

We’re working to prioritize external import maps (i.e. s…

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RT @ChromiumDev: Chrome 89 is rolling out now! WebHID, WebNFC, & Web Serial are now available in stable. We’re closing a loophole a few use…

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RT @alex_gibson: TIL: loading=”lazy” only works when JS is enabled, because tracking/privacy 😭

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@vgr @mahemoff Fingerspitzengefühl. The ‘h’ was at the wrong place. Fingertipsfeeling.

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