Dark Theme for Explorer++

Share any ideas you have on improving Explorer++
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tallguy297
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Dark Theme for Explorer++

Post by tallguy297 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:40 pm

Here's a suggestion. The Microsoft Windows 10 October Update Build 17763 has an improved dark theme.
All opened windows apart from the control panel have a dark background.
A customisable theme & skin option would be handy to have.


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Thankyou.
Regards,
Tallguy

pzaw
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Re: Dark Theme for Explorer++

Post by pzaw » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:04 pm

yes I second that

It would be nice.
All sites have glaring white even this forum and stresses my eyes.

Where possible I try to set background colour to a darker shade.

Sartek
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Re: Dark Theme for Explorer++

Post by Sartek » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:53 pm

I made a mockup by inverting the colours and then inverting back the icon parts to the default colours.
It's really just the white background that I want to be able to set to a black/dark grey. I use dark reader on chrome and firefox to make websites dark and have dark themes in my ide.
I'm using explorer++ because I really just want to have explorer with tabs and a dark theme.
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NJo1000
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Re: Dark Theme for Explorer++

Post by NJo1000 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:59 am

Dark theme would be helpful for people like me who have less than perfect vision. White text on black background is much more legible.

Thanks for considering this enhancement.

NJ

p2kpradeep
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Re: Dark Theme for Explorer++

Post by p2kpradeep » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:11 pm

Yes, a dark theme would be an excellent addition. And if it could be customized, and does not depend on the underlying OS version, that would be like icing on cake. A charcoal-slate background with silver foreground is heavenly, very easy on the eyes. That was why I was looking for a Windows Explorer alternative in the first place.

5p3z
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Re: Dark Theme for Explorer++

Post by 5p3z » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:08 pm

Sartek wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:53 pm
I made a mockup by inverting the colours and then inverting back the icon parts to the default colours.
It's really just the white background that I want to be able to set to a black/dark grey. I use dark reader on chrome and firefox to make websites dark and have dark themes in my ide.
I'm using explorer++ because I really just want to have explorer with tabs and a dark theme.
Hello Sartek, can you kindly provide me the steps for the procedure you used to achieve this? it would be of great help to me.

Thank you

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