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Pawel

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Dark Mode
« on: March 27, 2019, 16:41:17 »
Mathias,
Dark Mode seems to be popular now. Could you add such functionality to MC?
As far as I know MC is written in Delphi. It is very easy to add support for VCL styles, so application could have Dark Mode (for example default Carbon style is nice).
How do you think?

-Pawel

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Re: Dark Mode
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 16:43:45 »
No MC is not written in delphi.
It is written in C++ is is depended on Windows standard UI. And the standard UI componets in MC gets the colors for the system settings

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Re: Dark Mode
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 10:36:39 »
Oh, right!
It was another free file manager :P

But, I am sure it can be done easily using standard c++ libraries...
Have you consider this? I think, many people would like to see such functionality.

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Re: Dark Mode
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 13:17:31 »
But, I am sure it can be done easily using standard c++ libraries...
Have you consider this? I think, many people would like to see such functionality.
-Pawel

It is not that easier.. MC got lots of custom UI components that would need to be rewritten. and also all those libs cost money.. and cost for upgrades efter year and so on.
and the budget for MC is very very very low right now. (Since it is free)

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Re: Dark Mode
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 11:08:13 »
I managed to get it pretty dark by using the custom color configuration. Basically, black columns background and colored file types. Unfortunately the rest of the UI can't be customized, but it does fine like that too.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2019, 14:42:59 by Borg »