Dark Notebook List Despite Light Theme

Joplin 2.11.11 (prod, win32)
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Windows 10

I've tried different themes, but the Notebooks list is always black and the number of notes grey -- I can't read it. How do I get this area "light?"


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Ideally, one of Joplin's built-in themes would have a light sidebar.

As a workaround, one way to change the sidebar color is with custom CSS.

To add custom CSS,

  1. Navigate to Joplin's settings and click "Appearance".
  2. Click "Custom stylesheet for Joplin-wide app styles":
  3. Add CSS similar to the following in the editor that appears:
/* ".rli-sideBar .sidebar" selects the leftmost sidebar */
.rli-sideBar .sidebar {
  /* Makes the sidebar have a white background. */
  background-color: white;

/* Give everything in the sidebar a black foreground color. */
.rli-sideBar .sidebar * {
  color: black;

/* Gives the currently selected notebook in the sidebar an orange background */
.rli-sideBar .sidebar div.selected > * {
  background-color: orange;
  1. Save and exit Joplin.
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I knew it had to be the CSS but no clue as to the proper elements.

That did it! Thank you!

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