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Dark Themes with Exceptions on Apps
« on: January 02, 2020, 08:53:39 am »
Hello again!

This  might be a stupid question but...

Is there a way to set a dark theme on the system (menus, windows, etc.) not including the apps?

I mean, I would love to use a dark theme but for example, the black mode on Geary or other software is terrible (for my taste).

So, is there a way to do so?

Thanks and congrats!

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Re: Dark Themes with Exceptions on Apps
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 12:28:14 pm »
ive done this before on regular xfce, i had to duplicate the theme then edit one of the background and text colours in the theme gtkrc file and swap them white to black and vice versa. might be possible with the dconf editor if you know what youre doing
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Re: Dark Themes with Exceptions on Apps
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 01:12:40 pm »
Dear Rayzer,

Thanks a lot for your help.

Unfortunately I'm not -at the moment- quite skilled to do so...

Nevertheless, It's not that bad to use a lighter theme.

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Re: Dark Themes with Exceptions on Apps
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 11:13:00 am »
Hello again!

This  might be a stupid question but...

Is there a way to set a dark theme on the system (menus, windows, etc.) not including the apps?

I mean, I would love to use a dark theme but for example, the black mode on Geary or other software is terrible (for my taste).

So, is there a way to do so?

Thanks and congrats!

Ever tried Thunderbird? That works well with dark themes for emails.  :)
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Re: Dark Themes with Exceptions on Apps
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 01:29:24 pm »
Hey clatterfordslim,

Thanks for the reply.

I use Geary, which is good enough for my needs so far...

The thing is that the messages you write and receive are in white "sheet", making the look weird if you're using the dark theme for the rest of it. At least in both Geary and Evolution. I'm not quite a fan of Thunderbird... but i might consider it!

KInd regards,