WinSCP looks weird in Windows Dark Mode.

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WinSCP looks weird in Windows Dark Mode.

In the latest update, when Windows is set to dark mode, Win SCP also switches to a dark mode, which is nice, but it doesn't seem to be fully implemented yet. Selected folders for example appear black on dark grey. Separators and tabs are still white. Please see attached screenshot.

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Re: WinSCP looks weird in Windows Dark Mode.

Thanks for your post.

I believe that current Windows dark theme API does not allow dark tabs yet.

As for the selected folders: It works for me. Maybe you have some unusual Windows theme selected? What is your settings in Windows Settings > Personalisation?

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Yes, I can confirm that, it looks the same to me.

The Chrome Browser can handle it now, so I think it should be possible.

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FreeFun wrote:

Yes, I can confirm that, it looks the same to me.

The Chrome Browser can handle it now, so I think it should be possible.
But Chrome does not use Windows UI API at all. It's imo completely custom drawn.

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FreeFun wrote:

Okay, it was just an example. But it would still be nice if WinSCP would support the dark styles better.
To be honest, I've never wanted to implement the dark mode. That's something that imo an operating system should do. Not individual applications. Because when individual applications do implement it, without (complete) support from the operating system, you end up with problems like this.

But people asked so much, despite my concerns, for WinSCP to implement at least PARTIAL support for the dark mode, that I yielded. Those people are now happy. But I'm getting an (expected) backlash from others, who complain, that if WinSCP does support the dark mode, it has support it perfectly. What was never my goal, as I knew that Windows are not ready for the perfect support of the dark mode.

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