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dark theme

Post by CompSystems » 09 Nov 2017 15:25

Hello, most software offers three themes, the one associated to the graphic interface by default of the operating system, a theme associated with the interest of its creator or designer, and almost always a dark theme.


Please add an option dark theme., without the need to load scripts

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Re: dark theme

Post by eil » 11 Nov 2017 14:32

too bad there is no way for proper dark theme like in other apps.

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Re: dark theme

Post by jaywalker32 » 11 Nov 2017 18:28

Some parts of the UI is just dependent on the OS theme. I think that may be a limitation of VB6. It's not WPF or anything.
But with the dark OS theme, you can get a pretty decent looking dark theme going:

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Re: dark theme

Post by admin » 04 Dec 2017 13:24

jaywalker32 wrote:Some parts of the UI is just dependent on the OS theme. I think that may be a limitation of VB6.
I don't think so. VB6 is fully OS theme aware. Which parts are that?

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Re: dark theme

Post by jaywalker32 » 07 Dec 2017 10:33

Oh, I was just taking a guess since it's quite dated now. I'm not exactly familiar with VB6.
So is it possible to apply colors to things like the window borders/separators, address bar backgrounds, scrollbars etc?
Because if so, I would also very much like a 'dark theme' option like OP is suggesting.

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Re: dark theme

Post by eil » 07 Dec 2017 19:29

if one day XY will provide full dark theme, like one say Photoshop provides, that would be great! :biggrin:

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Post by admin » 08 Dec 2017 13:17

eil wrote:if one day XY will provide full dark theme, like one say Photoshop provides, that would be great!
Well, as I said: make Windows dark and XY will be dark (mostly... you will have to adjust things like breadcrumb bars and some others).

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Post by eil » 08 Dec 2017 13:34

admin wrote:Well, as I said: make Windows dark and XY will be dark (mostly... you will have to adjust things like breadcrumb bars and some others).
old, known and not convenient method. i was exactly saying that the day when XY will have native/independent dark theme - that would be great day. :ninja:

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Re: dark theme

Post by xyplorerköln » 27 Feb 2018 06:45

Donald, thanks for the best file manager utility I've seen in the world.

I'd like to second the request for a native XYplorer dark theme.

I understand that we can set Windows to globally use a dark theme, but it causes problems in other apps that expect that setting to be at default. Many apps now just offer a variety of themes (at least dark and light) built-in.

Of course, I could try to build my own theme, but time is crunched.

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Post by admin » 27 Feb 2018 10:02

Not possible. I'm using various Windows elements, e.g. buttons, where I cannot control the color.

But thanks for the nice words! :D

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Re: dark theme

Post by admin » 09 Jun 2018 23:01

Made a little research, and things look better now. I can indeed customize the colors of buttons, scrollbars etc...

And since File Explorer just came out with an optional Dark Theme, I thought it's the right time to have that here too. So, XYplorer Dark Theme is coming... :)

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Re: dark theme

Post by xyplorerköln » 09 Jun 2018 23:29

admin wrote:Made a little research, and things look better now. I can indeed customize the colors of buttons, scrollbars etc...

And since File Explorer just came out with an optional Dark Theme, I thought it's the right time to have that here too. So, XYplorer Dark Theme is coming... :)
Thank you, Don! Looking forward to it.

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Re: dark theme

Post by hari3 » 10 Jun 2018 08:57

Better than a dark theme is considering a dark blue theme,which look's very good and even better than it

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Don, come to the dark side

Post by Nighted » 10 Jun 2018 15:21

My only wish would be to change the colors in the hoverbox or previews where text is displayed.

Imagine having your system set up to be easy on the eyes and late at night hovering or popping a preview of some text blinds you and a white square is temporarily imprinted on your retina.
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I want XY to serve soft ice cream. Please Don, make XY serve soft ice cream.

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Re: dark theme

Post by admin » 10 Jun 2018 15:44

:) Sure, man.

I see you don't use the main menu bar. I like to see that because ATM this is the biggest obstacle here on the way to perfect darkness. Still researching... :maf:

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