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Dark mode: white background flash on app start
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When app is set to dark mode, the app flashes a white background before displaying the dark background. This is very distracting when reading in the dark.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Turn on dark mode in app
  2. Force stop app
  3. Restart app

Expected results

App starts right away with dark background.

Actual results

App starts with white background for a short period before switching to dark background.

Environments observed

Reported as Google Play Store review of beta app on 7/21.
App version: 2.0.106-beta-2015-07-20
Android OS versions: 5.1.1
Device model: Nexus 9
Device language: en

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bearND created this task.Jul 21 2015, 5:32 PM
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Change 226351 had a related patch set uploaded (by Niedzielski):
Add neutral background splash screen

Change 226351 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add neutral background splash screen

Signed off by design

Checked with 2.0.108-alpha-2015-08-07 on Nexus5(Android 5.1)

Dbrant closed this task as Resolved.Aug 17 2015, 1:42 PM