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: 14
Popularity: 0.28
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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gh0stzk commented on 2020-03-29 01:55

everything works fine now!

franciscocpg commented on 2020-03-28 16:22


Version 0.20200327232900-1 should fix it.

rien333 commented on 2020-03-26 22:46

The theme doesn't seem to apply cleanly anymore, even after deleting the app's cache (which for whatever reason seems to largely reside in ~/.config). For example, the search bar is now white.

franciscocpg commented on 2020-03-20 10:56

Hi sispus.

No problem. Let me try to explain.

Before, this package was using the nodejs-nativefier from AUR to build which means that it was using the latest available version.

As you can see here (, 3 days ago nodejs-nativefier was updated from version 7.7.1 from to 8.0.4. After this update, building this package causes the dark theme to not be applied.

So I started to use yarn to install nodejs-nativefier with version 7.7.1 pinned while I don't have time to investigate the issue. Ideally I should investigate what is causing the problem with version 8.0.4 and revert to use the nodejs-nativefier package from AUR again.

sispus commented on 2020-03-19 20:11

nope, same. I'm not sure I have nodejs-nativefier 7.7.1 installed. I have 8.0.4. Is it normal? edit: i think yarn is for that. sorry for my not-knowing anything :)

franciscocpg commented on 2020-03-19 18:11

sisus, could you try 0.20200221002211-5?

If that does not work, I don't know what could be since this package was using the nativefier version 7.7.1 before.

The problem is that the new nativefier package version 8.0.4 breaks the dark theme. So I pinned this package to nativefier version 7.7.1 again using yarn (while I don't have time to investigate the issue).

franciscocpg commented on 2020-03-19 18:06


I totally forgot about that (adding package.json and yarn.lock to source array).

Thank you for helping with this.

I've also fixed the yarn command. Everything should be ok now in 0.20200221002211-5.

sispus commented on 2020-03-19 17:49

hi franciscocpg,

But for me its always like that, only the previous update "fixed" it and now its turned to the "regular" not-raise behavior :)

Is there a way to fix it? How can I determine the problem? Reinstalling won't help, I already tried that.

rien333 commented on 2020-03-19 13:37


All right, I think I see what's wrong (and I'm confident it has not directly to do with my cache, also given that I followed your instructions multiple times). I have BUILDDIR=/tmp/makepkg set in /etc/makepkg.conf. Because package.json is not included in the source array, it's never moved to BUILDDIR, causing the build to fail (see my earlier error message during build()).

For whatever reason, I then also need to call nativefier from the current directory instead of the parent directory (i.e. ./node_modules/.bin/nativefier --...).

Could you at least add the files vital to the build process to the source array?

franciscocpg commented on 2020-03-19 11:36


Nothing has changed regarding the system tray icon behavior. For me, it's always worked as you've described: left-click raises or lowers the application window and right-click shows the menu of "Whatsapp" and "Quit". The same applies to the latest version (0.20200221002211-4).