“Darken” seems to have no effect

Asked on March 30, 2016 in Troubleshooting.

I’ve applied a background to a content column. There’s a “Darken” option but as far as I can tell it doesn’t do anything. I also don’t see a difference in the HTML/CSS with “Darken” checked and unchecked. Is this a bug? Or am I doing something wrong?


Cerealist Layers User

I’m running version 1.6.0 and there’s still a Darken option for the background on each Content widget (sorry, might be the wrong terminology, only been using Layers for about a day) that doesn’t seem to do anything.  Fixing this would be awesome.



on September 18, 2016.
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    Answered on April 6, 2016.

    We are aware of this issue and will either be removing the option in 1`.5 or providing a fix (the option was originally only intended for the slider).  Basically there is no overlay element in the widget to allow this to work – it only exists in the Slider.

    Answered on April 6, 2016.

    I see. Thanks. Would be great to have an overlay element there to adjust in CSS.

    Hi there,

    You can adjust the overlay using the following CSS

    .overlay.darken {

    background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8);


    *Playing with the last RGBA value will lighten & darken

    Only works for the slider.

    on May 2, 2016.