Integrate View|Interface with Color Preference

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Integrate View|Interface with Color Preference

Postby Will Fastie » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:02 pm

There seem to be some natural conflicts between the choice of Interface Style from the View menu and color schemes in the Preferences dialog. I would like to see finer control over the entire workspace, not just the editor panel.

I thought I could choose Flat Dark and then customize a color scheme to my taste (I wanted a slightly lighter background for the editor panel). I'm having some trouble making that work properly. A pathological case is taking my default custom scheme (which has a white background) and using it with Flat Dark, which results in

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I expected to end up with a white background in the editor panel, at which point I could have darkened it to my taste.

The problem here is that the user has no control over such things as the Code Explorer and File Explorer.
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Re: Integrate View|Interface with Color Preference

Postby Aivars » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:47 pm

It seems to me that you have modified some backgrounds but not all of them. Since you're a power user, you might find it easier to open the color scheme file in text editor (e.g. WeBuilder) and replace all old background color values with the new values.
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Re: Integrate View|Interface with Color Preference

Postby Will Fastie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:06 pm

I don't think that's true but I'd have to dig in to check.

The color scheme I built was based on the default white color scheme that came in the box with Rapid. All I did was change foreground colors to match more closely what I see when I am using Expression Web.

Then I switched to the dark interface style I think that automtically chose the Default Dark color scheme. I then changed my scheme back to my customized one and that is what you see in the image above.

Ignoring the background issues, my scheme didn't work very well and I eventually chose Default Dark, made a few mods, and save my custom version. Then I posted a feature request for a few more dark color schemes.

My point, however, is that Interface Style and Color Scheme are not tightly integrated. I think what I'm saying is that I'd like to see all this controlled in Options, in one place.
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