Changing Seafile's color - with Seamate

Seamate is now available for 7.0.7 Professional.
We have also adapted the CSS files for all 7.0.x versions and extended them with the two orange shades.


Found some more orange when switching to the system administration section:

.new-narrow-panel .hd {
    background: #feab79;

Hi Martin,
thanks for the hint. We will change this color too with the next seafile version.
Best regards

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Hey, thank you very much for this amazing tool!

I also found some left over orange, it is the border of the notification number:

#notifications .num {
    border: 1px solid #cb8a5d;

Seamate for Seafile Professional Version 7.0.8 is now available.

We have added missing colors and removed unwanted CSS. Also, Seamate doesn’t make the font bold or changes the login button anymore.


Hey Dennis,

I found another orange. If you activate terms- and conditions in seafile and if you add a link to the description, this link is still orange. (#eb8205)
Tested with seafile 7.0.8 PE

Best regards

Hello everybody,

Seamate for Seafile 7.0.9 Professional is now available. We have fixed some color bugs in the wiki view.

Hey D_FR,

Since the upgrade to Pro 7.0.9 a lot of our former custom CSS settings ceased to work in library view (like colorizing link background boxes) while they still work correctly in System Admin view.

I just went and tried your tool to generate a new CSS, encouraged by you having “fixed bugs”. Alas, library view still falls back to default seafile colors.

Is this also the case for you or is it specific to our installation?

On a related note, how do you as a professional service provider depending on seafile for your service cope with brand-related issues like this one? My colleague is livid already because our CI is distorted towards the few clients that get to see our private Seafile :slight_smile:

Hey x0n,

I’ve tested Seamate for 7.0.9 on a fresh Docker installation. There are no errors in the library view.
Since Seamate overwrites all orange tones in the original files, please try the following:

  • Empty your browser cache. (Chrome SHIFT+F5 Firefox SHIFT+F5)
  • Remove temorarily the CSS files from previous versions. (BRANDING_CSS in
  • Restart Seafile and Seahub.

If the problems still persist, please send me an email with screenshots to


I have tried what you suggested. For good measure, I have moved the custom CSS from the web interface to the file method and configuring it in

Alas, this has not fixed the issue.

Screenshot below


Wow great! My css was messed up since last ce update. You saved me tons of time.
Do you plan anything for the background? Like a dark theme? (There was something on your old github =)

Hey x0n,

I can’t exactly recreate the problem from you. Did you choose exactly the right Seafile version at Seamate? What you can try is to use your browser’s developer tools to find out where the orange tone comes from.

很好 !谢谢,非常感谢。

Hey D_FR,

I might have chosen the wrong version. Tried it again and it is now working. Thanks for your help!

Hey there,
since today Seamate is also available for Seafile versions 7.0.5CE and 7.0.10PE.

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Thanks mate, the green color looks great and the type of the font was corrected :+1:

Hey everybody,
we updated seamate to support the new Seafile Professional 7.0.11.
Go and check it out:

Best regards

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Fantastic, helped me a lot, thanks!:grinning::grinning:

I only use the Seafile Client on my Desktop and Notebook so sync my files. I used the Webinterface only for the initial setup and some user adds / deletes.

Do people entirely work in the web-interface? Is there any cool feature I’m missing not working the webinterface?

Hi Michael,
I think the webinterface provides some cool feats that are worth considering:

  • file tagging
  • wiki editor
  • more flexible sharing link permissions
  • more flexible sharing permissions for internal users
  • collaborative file editing (requires integration of an online editor)