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Now that Windows has (finally) implemented a dark mode is it possible to integrate that into Dark Radiant?

 

A lot of my mapping is usually done late at night and the bright white background of dark radiant is quite blinding, now that Windows has a dark mode it's even more noticeable. If it's not possible to integrate the windows version of this is it possible to theme or change the white areas of DR to be much darker?

 

Here is a comparison shot between DR and the new dark mode explorer

 

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And here is my very quick paint mockup of what DR could look like

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As far as I can see, the wxWidgets toolkit doesn't allow for much (if any) explicit control over theming, but just tries to emulate the native platform theme.

 

So the question is, which version of wxWidgets is going to support the Windows dark theme. It seems the the latest release is introducing initial support the dark theme on macOS, but I don't see any mention of Windows. Maybe this is already supported in an older release (but still newer than the one DR is currently using), but it's also possible that they haven't addressed Windows at all yet.

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I am using f.lux for quiet a while now, which may be of help until something changes in that regards (if it changes, of course). Although I have to admit that besides the practical reasons the dark look definetely has something to it.

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I am using f.lux for quiet a while now, which may be of help until something changes in that regards (if it changes, of course). Although I have to admit that besides the practical reasons the dark look definetely has something to it.

 

I definitely second this. I've been using f.lux for years now and it definitely helps reduce eyesores when on the computer at night.

 

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Late but has anything changed in this regard? As of this year, I've become quite photosensitive, and white screens viewed
for a while tend to cause migraines. I'd love it if this was possible now. I already use the black image method, but would
be great to get all the white windows into grey or dark mode. 

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Nothing new to report. I did a quick google recently, but this didn't produce anything useful - from what I've read it's the Windows controls themselves that don't support a dark theme, it's only implemented in some of the modern apps like the calculator.

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Has anyone managed to get Dark Radiant working with dark colors in Windows 10?
Specifically for the windows which have more bright space, like layers, light properties, surface/patch inspector, etc.?

Previously TDM was reducing the desktop brightness when running, which was great for mapping, but now that this is gone, the windows really overshine the dark TDM running on the second monitor.

A dark mode would be really nice.

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10 hours ago, OGDA said:

A dark mode would be really nice.

You are preaching to the converted here!

 

But sadly I don't think it's possible.

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I sometimes use a program called "dimmer", that helps take the edge off, but a fully realized dark mode would be the best I agree!

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I've made a temporary solution for Windows 10.

After applying everything dark radiant looks like this:

dark_radiant_dark_mode.jpg

 

Here are the steps:

1. In dark radiant in the menu "View" > "Colours" select "Black & Green"

2. Create a default_colors.reg file by just creating a text file and renaming it and insert the following into the file:
(you can also export the reg file of your system by going to the address HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors in regedit and export for safety reasons)

File: https://das-kartell.org/files/darkradiantdarkmode/default_colors.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"ActiveBorder"="180 180 180"
"ActiveTitle"="153 180 209"
"AppWorkspace"="171 171 171"
"Background"="0 0 0"
"ButtonAlternateFace"="0 0 0"
"ButtonDkShadow"="105 105 105"
"ButtonFace"="240 240 240"
"ButtonHilight"="255 255 255"
"ButtonLight"="227 227 227"
"ButtonShadow"="160 160 160"
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"
"GradientActiveTitle"="185 209 234"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="215 228 242"
"GrayText"="109 109 109"
"HilightText"="255 255 255"
"HotTrackingColor"="0 102 204"
"InactiveBorder"="244 247 252"
"InactiveTitle"="191 205 219"
"InactiveTitleText"="0 0 0"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
"Menu"="240 240 240"
"MenuBar"="240 240 240"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"Scrollbar"="200 200 200"
"TitleText"="0 0 0"
"Window"="255 255 255"
"WindowFrame"="100 100 100"
"WindowText"="0 0 0"
"Hilight"="0 120 215"
"MenuHilight"="0 120 215"

3. Create a dark_radiant_dark_mode.reg file with following content:

File: https://das-kartell.org/files/darkradiantdarkmode/dark_radiant_dark_mode.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"ActiveBorder"="180 180 180"
"ActiveTitle"="153 180 209"
"AppWorkspace"="171 171 171"
"Background"="0 0 0"
"ButtonAlternateFace"="0 0 0"
"ButtonDkShadow"="105 105 105"
"ButtonFace"="40 40 40"
"ButtonHilight"="20 20 20"
"ButtonLight"="227 227 227"
"ButtonShadow"="240 240 240"
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"
"GradientActiveTitle"="185 209 234"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="215 228 242"
"GrayText"="240 240 240"
"HilightText"="255 255 255"
"HotTrackingColor"="0 102 204"
"InactiveBorder"="244 247 252"
"InactiveTitle"="191 205 219"
"InactiveTitleText"="0 0 0"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
"Menu"="240 240 240"
"MenuBar"="240 240 240"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"Scrollbar"="200 200 200"
"TitleText"="0 0 0"
"Window"="76 76 76"
"WindowFrame"="100 100 100"
"WindowText"="210 210 210"
"Hilight"="0 120 215"
"MenuHilight"="0 120 215"

4. Here are the definitions of the entries, in case you want to alter the colors. Only the field which have description behind them seem to be relevant for the colors used in dark radiant.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"ActiveBorder"="180 180 180"
"ActiveTitle"="153 180 209"
"AppWorkspace"="171 171 171"
"Background"="0 0 0"
"ButtonAlternateFace"="0 0 0"
"ButtonDkShadow"="105 105 105"
"ButtonFace"="240 240 240"               < background color of floating windows and main window controls - 40 40 40
"ButtonHilight"="255 255 255"            < shadow color of text in floating windows like light properties/inspectors - 20 20 20
"ButtonLight"="227 227 227"
"ButtonShadow"="160 160 160"             < main color of text in floating windows like light properties/inspectors - 240 240 240
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"                     < color of a few button descriptions like "select set" or "property/value" - 240 240 240
"GradientActiveTitle"="185 209 234"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="215 228 242"
"GrayText"="109 109 109"                 < color of a few values in input field in floating windows - 240 240 240
"HilightText"="255 255 255"
"HotTrackingColor"="0 102 204"
"InactiveBorder"="244 247 252"
"InactiveTitle"="191 205 219"
"InactiveTitleText"="0 0 0"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
"Menu"="240 240 240"                     < 1 pixel high line under menu in main window - 240 240 240
"MenuBar"="240 240 240"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"Scrollbar"="200 200 200"
"TitleText"="0 0 0"
"Window"="255 255 255"                   < background color in a few selection frames in floating windows like "light texture" in light properties window - 76 76 76
"WindowFrame"="100 100 100"
"WindowText"="0 0 0"                     < text color of many text in input fields in floating windows - 210 210 210
"Hilight"="0 120 215"
"MenuHilight"="0 120 215"

5. Optional step only makes main frame title bar dark when selected:

In windows right click on the desktop and select the option below! display settings (maybe adjust in english?) and in the following window scroll down, make a dark custom color and tick both of the lowest checkboxes for task bar and titles:

windows_color.png

 

6. To swap to dark colors, click on dark_radiant_dark_mode.reg and integrate it into the registry.

Log off in Windows and log in again (no restart required).

Dark radiant is now in "dark mode".

 

To swap back to normal windows colors for all other programs, click default_colors.reg, integrate it into the registry and log out and log in again.

 

Hope this helps a bit :)

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