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Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:51 pm
by MMK
I love Everything and use it over 100 times a day as it's so much faster than Windows search. But as I use Windows dark mode, Everything hurts my eyes as it's the only other white application I use other than WinZip.

Would there be any chance in a dark version or at least a way to theme the whole interface dark?

If so it would be very appreciated and my eyes would thank you.

MMK.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:02 am
by therube

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:41 am
by MMK
I saw these before posting and I already have changed the results list colours, but it's not what I asked. I mentioned the WHOLE interface, not just the results list. I don't really want to see any white anywhere, except for the text, but at least I'm not alone in my quest for the darkness.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:58 pm
by NotNull
In those threads you can also read WHY it isn't implemented (yet) and a way to get a dark interface/theme for Everything - or any other GUI application for that matter - anyhow.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:52 am
by void
It's not a simple task at the moment.

Currently Everything uses the stock Windows controls. Most of these controls do not support the Dark Theme.

Everything will need to render its own controls, which is planned for the next major version of Everything.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:04 pm
by Rene
@MMK have you tried f.lux ? https://justgetflux.com/

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:10 pm
by X_Hunter
void wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:52 am
It's not a simple task at the moment.

Currently Everything uses the stock Windows controls. Most of these controls do not support the Dark Theme.

Everything will need to render its own controls, which is planned for the next major version of Everything.
Well, it's practically one year after this was posted. Any news on this?

Windows now uses widely native dark theme so I believe it's not as hard as in the past.

What do you say? I'm really eager for this.

PS: the available workaround is already nice, but native UI dark theme would be awesome!

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:38 am
by MMK
X_Hunter wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:10 pm

Well, it's practically one year after this was posted. Any news on this?

Windows now uses widely native dark theme so I believe it's not as hard as in the past.

What do you say? I'm really eager for this.

PS: the available workaround is already nice, but native UI dark theme would be awesome!
I agree, I work with a lot of programs and apps and usually well into the night (and darker nights are closing in now too, even the sky has a dark mode), and most aps have dark themes, with the exception of Everything, WinRar/Winzip and NXPower Light Desktop. Many developers have listened to their users and or customers and adopted a dark theme. I'm still a little disappointed that some programs still haven't gone to the dark side. Many IDEs and programming interface tools/libraries (like CodeJock https://codejock.com/) now provide dark theme resources to help you build with a dark theme option.

I'd be willing to donate or pay for a version with a dark theme. Just simply changing the colour of the results pane isn't enough, it has to be the whole interface.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:56 pm
by therube
(The next version of Everything, 1.5, will have a dark theme. [Don't ask when.] So at some point in time...)

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:41 pm
by NotNull
MMK wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:38 am
I'd be willing to donate or pay for a version with a dark theme. Just simply changing the colour of the results pane isn't enough, it has to be the whole interface.
I would suggest to make your donation now instead.
Read this thread for reasons why.
(Or this one for more background and details).

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:14 am
by MMK
@NotNull / @void Thanks for that, I will donate. Also, someone should maybe set up a Go Fund Me or a Kickstarter/Indegogo Page that might help get the funds needed. I will also offer my services, free of charge, for any Graphic Design work needed for a campaign, the Everything Website or other promotional needs.

Hope this helps.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
by void
Thank you for your support.

Thank you for your offer to help with graphic design.

I will take you up on your offer once I have a public alpha build (there's still some uncertainty on what icons/graphics Everything will use).

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:24 am
by MMK
void wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
Thank you for your support.

Thank you for your offer to help with graphic design.

I will take you up on your offer once I have a public alpha build (there's still some uncertainty on what icons/graphics Everything will use).
You're welcome, just drop me a message when you are ready.

Yeah, icons are a pain, they look great when designing them, but as soon as you use them and they are tiny, they can look terrible. We use Axialis IconWorkshop in conjunction with either Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop. But we do have a load of royalty free cool ones that can be used, or we can make new ones.

Anyway, always around if you need anything.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:21 pm
by NotNull
MMK wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:14 am
@NotNull / @void Thanks for that, I will donate. Also, someone should maybe set up a Go Fund Me or a Kickstarter/Indegogo Page that might help get the funds needed. I will also offer my services, free of charge, for any Graphic Design work needed for a campaign, the Everything Website or other promotional needs.

Hope this helps.
:thumbsup:

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:54 am
by MMK
Here's just an example icon. This is just keeping in line with the style you already have. Anyway, just a show of faith to show the kind of work I can do. Hope this helps. P.S. Edited with both Light and Dark themes.

Image

Image

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:36 pm
by NotNull
O, that is beautiful! Simple, elegant and powerful at the same time. Just like Everything :)
Will be one of the few icons that will do well on a light background as well as on a dark background too (to stay in 'theme' ;)).

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:54 pm
by MMK
NotNull wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:36 pm
O, that is beautiful! Simple, elegant and powerful at the same time. Just like Everything :)
Will be one of the few icons that will do well on a light background as well as on a dark background too (to stay in 'theme' ;)).
Thanks a lot. I edited the post above to add a dark theme.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:08 pm
by NotNull
Yep, I was right: "Will be one of the few icons that will do well on a light background as well as on a dark background too"

The dark theme looks even better! Very nice!

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:55 am
by MMK
NotNull wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:08 pm
Yep, I was right: "Will be one of the few icons that will do well on a light background as well as on a dark background too"

The dark theme looks even better! Very nice!
Thanks, I appreciate it.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:06 pm
by X_Hunter
MMK wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:54 am
Here's just an example icon. This is just keeping in line with the style you already have. Anyway, just a show of faith to show the kind of work I can do. Hope this helps. P.S. Edited with both Light and Dark themes.

Image

Image
Wow, that's awesome! I love the gradient effects on the overlay of the icon.

I just believe the leg of the magnifier could be slightly larger, because it's looking a bit like a big inverted "Q" letter. Some fonts use it inverted, but anyway, it's a great work already. And my opinion is just a matter of taste, but it's looking great already. Congrats for that. ;)

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:17 pm
by MMK
@X_Hunter

Thanks. I just used the Icon they already have, but this is only an example. I have others that I've been working on, but will show them at a later date, but thanks for your nice comment and feedback.

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:42 pm
by stax76
Doing my own little open source frontend meanwhile, this is how far I got on the first day:

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:45 pm
by NotNull
Cool!
stax76 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:42 pm
open source
Not yet, as it isn't on your GitHub page ;)
(which contains even more cool stuff ...)

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:28 pm
by stax76

Re: Dark Interface/Theme

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:58 am
by NotNull
:thumbsup: :)