Package Details: whatsapp-nativefier-dark 1.1.0-1

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Package Base: whatsapp-nativefier-dark
Description: WhatsApp desktop built with nativefier (electron) using dark theme
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Keywords: whatsapp
Licenses: custom
Submitter: franciscocpg
Maintainer: franciscocpg
Last Packager: franciscocpg
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.64
First Submitted: 2020-01-07 14:28
Last Updated: 2020-06-06 06:17

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franciscocpg commented on 2020-07-08 14:24


As I've mentioned in this comment it's time to deprecated this package then.

Now people can use and just change the settings to use the dark theme.

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sispus commented on 2020-06-05 18:54

I edited pkgbuild files from pamac. I cancelled yarn and package.json from sources and relevant shas (using #), and built the package again. I also added nodejs-nativefier and unzip to dependencies (I don't know if it is really needed but follow the bkmo's comment below) Now it works with beautiful dark theme. Thank you.

edit: but now there is no popup notification for messages. its a nativefier problem. after build, doing sed -i "s/const newNotify =.*/const newNotify = function (title, opt) {/" YOUR_DIRECTORY/resources/app/lib/preload.js fixes it.

(sorry I couldn't figrure out how to properly wrap code lines, but I just pasting the diff here:) diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD index 3d87023..ee1da8a 100644 --- a/PKGBUILD +++ b/PKGBUILD @@ -9,26 +9,26 @@ url="" license=("custom") depends=("gtk3" "libxss" "nss") optdepends=("libindicator-gtk3") -makedepends=("imagemagick" "yarn") +makedepends=("imagemagick" "nodejs-nativefier" "unzip") source=( "${pkgname}.png" "${pkgname}.desktop" "${pkgname}-inject.js" - "package.json" - "yarn.lock") +# "package.json" +# "yarn.lock") sha256sums=( "f79228902c35740ba202fc74494b3fa851911e466955298b231d7fcfebc63b37" "12b72fd82fff48dc8c5a08f7bc070259b9929cf408bf6738133a08508e4d3d09" "c7c201732ce2c2b55fc496280b23a493feb2d7c8fd7b008d7d416d3906529829" - "6b214b951ff556fe2b87bb66bf8d3eb7b8ae7ed1dd0ceef0fa9d2c4ca86e0fff" - "77c85afca5dcea2a041a9461ead9700067556f95dc3702602c074260c4d3f047" +# "6b214b951ff556fe2b87bb66bf8d3eb7b8ae7ed1dd0ceef0fa9d2c4ca86e0fff" +# "77c85afca5dcea2a041a9461ead9700067556f95dc3702602c074260c4d3f047" ) iconsha256sum=${sha256sums[0]} tmpdesktopfile="/tmp/whatsapp-nativefier-dark.desktop"

build() { cd "${srcdir}" - yarn && yarn nativefier \ + nativefier \ --name "WhatsApp" \ --icon "${pkgname}.png" \ --width "800px" \

bkmo commented on 2020-06-05 16:39

I edited my last comment to include that the tray icon is working correctly with version 8.0.7 installed from AUR. Dark theme is fine. I built it from makepkg and not from pamac. Rebuilding via pamac worked fine too. I had to install package unzip.

franciscocpg commented on 2020-06-05 16:13

Hi bkmo.

See this comment:

I haven't stopped to look at the issue I've mentioned there yet.

bkmo commented on 2020-06-05 15:22

I get the same behavior with a right or left click. Opens up menu> whatsapp-quit Also on KDE Manjaro distro.

Is there a reason you are locking the version of nativefier at 7.7.1? edit: I just built it with nativefier version 8.0.7 and the tray icon works correctly. Left click opens and closes the window.

franciscocpg commented on 2020-06-05 15:18


I see. I use EndeavourOS + Deepin WM and the behavior is fine. Not sure what's causing this issue on manjaro kde.

sispus commented on 2020-06-05 15:11

sorry :) yes, left click.

franciscocpg commented on 2020-06-05 14:59



I still don't have proper "right click" behavior on tray icon. It shows the menu instead of raising/lowering the application window. on manjaro kde.

I think that is the proper behaviour, right? "right click" should shows the menu and "left click" raising/lowering the application window.

franciscocpg commented on 2020-06-05 14:58


Nice to know. When this happens (toggle to switch light/dark mode) probably this package will be deprecated and we all should use Or maybe this package can be an alternative to the native whatsapp dark mode using stylus (as it was before the latest release).

sispus commented on 2020-06-05 14:24

Thank you, now the dark theme seems very well.

I still don't have proper "right click" behavior on tray icon. It shows the menu instead of raising/lowering the application window. on manjaro kde.

the non-dark nativefied one here is normal in this sense (but it doesn't show notifications):

bkmo commented on 2020-06-05 13:41

Whatsapp is still beta testing/tweaking dark mode, but in the future they intend to add the toggle to the page. I just built your new release, and it is excellent this way, Thanks