WinSCP dark theme

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WinSCP dark theme

Hi Martin,

Can you please add a dark theme to WinSCP alongside the System Default, WinXP and Office2003 themes? It would be very nice.

I downloaded the source code and I see, that you are using the TBX package to have themes. That package has some built-in themes (although most of them are ugly - I understand why did you choose the only two - more can be created)

Can we see something in this regard in a future release?

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Ervin Nagy

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We are actually considering phasing out the themes and using a single one only (the default Office XP).
We needed to customize the themes. And we cannot afford to maintain more of them.

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Creating a Dark Theme

Hey Martin,

I was wondering if you can point me in the right direction of editing the themes. I have downloaded the source code. I want to try my luck at creating a dark theme.

If things go well would you be against adding it? Also do you guys know of a relevant place that I could look up that would be helpful in learning how to edit/create themes. I don't want to do anything complicated and don't want to add "bulk" to winscp that would compromise speed. I will look to optimize the theme as well. This will be based on the default or xp theme just a dark version of it.

If you are thinking of going to a single theme it would not be out of the question to have a light and dark theme. I would be happy to add any notes necessary for this to facilitate this.

Thanks!
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Pyre909 wrote:

If things go well would you be against adding it?
You know, in the end, it will be us who will need to maintain it. So probably not. Unless enough people asks for it.
Also I'm generally against using custom colors. I believe that a productivity application, like WinSCP, needs to follow Windows theme.
Thanks anyway.

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Pyre909 wrote:

If things go well would you be against adding it?
You know, in the end, it will be us who will need to maintain it. So probably not. Unless enough people asks for it.
Also I'm generally against using custom colors. I believe that a productivity application, like WinSCP, needs to follow Windows theme.
Thanks anyway.

This is terrible for visually handicapped users such as myself (I have high light sensitivity causing my eyes to water). The Windows default High Contrast themes majorly suck without some registry hacks that I don't want to perform. I have converted almost all my apps to use dark themes instead, even going out of my way to use a custom trusted file explorer for this. Win10 added a Dark theme, but it only applies to Windows Universal Applications. Please reconsider having custom colors, at least a locked down Dark option under Environment settings.

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This is terrible for visually handicapped users such as myself (I have high light sensitivity causing my eyes to water). The Windows default High Contrast themes majorly suck without some registry hacks that I don't want to perform. I have converted almost all my apps to use dark themes instead, even going out of my way to use a custom trusted file explorer for this. Win10 added a Dark theme, but it only applies to Windows Universal Applications. Please reconsider having custom colors, at least a locked down Dark option under Environment settings.
You can change file panel/session color, if that helps:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/task_connections#session_color

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really bad living without dark theme

Guys, seriously

The dark theme is a must. I'm not using WinSCP as my default client at home, but at work it's a must. Thus I strongly appeal to You to add dark theme for WinSCP.

If You want, hit me on my email [registration adress], I'm a designer, creating Dark Ui for Win SCP won't pose a problem for me, if You need to be offloaded.

Thank You for Your consideration

With kind regards

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Thanks for your offer. Can you post a suggestion for a design of the dark theme?

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Thanks for your offer. Can you post a suggestion for a design of the dark theme?
Weekend is up ahead, I'll create something on Saturday or Sunday and post it here.

Pokojný víkend Ti prajem :)

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A Dark Theme would greatly be appreciated by many silently who don't interact with the forums. I Created an account for this only post. I use WinSCP pretty often in the dark it would be great for this program to match every other dark themed program I use.

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A Dark Theme would greatly be appreciated by many silently who don't interact with the forums. I Created an account for this only post. I use WinSCP pretty often in the dark it would be great for this program to match every other dark themed program I use.
I'm on it, I'm on it :)

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My bad, still didn't have time to create it, even though sketch is only for about 2-3 hours tops. Shouldn't have promised something I couldn't keep on time, although, I will create, if someone won't do it before me.

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My bad, still didn't have time to create it, even though sketch is only for about 2-3 hours tops. Shouldn't have promised something I couldn't keep on time, although, I will create, if someone won't do it before me.
OK, thanks for your feedback.

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