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Dark Theme changes / Black Theme addition

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Hello,


I was on the stable version of RDM Enterprise (v13.6.7.0) and have always used the Office 2016 (Dark) theme, which I like very much.


Today, I upgraded to the Beta version (v13.9.14) and noticed that there have been some changes to the dark color scheme. I dislike these changes very much, as they make the dark theme much lighter overall. In particular, I am referring to the tab bar at the top, which used to be a gray for inactive tabs and a darker gray for the active tab with focus. This looked great! It has since been updated to use a much lighter gray color, and the active tabs are now a light blue. I think this looks so much worse than the previous version, and it is actually quite hard to read white text on the light blue color. Actually while composing this, I see stable v14 was released, so I have upgraded to that, but the color scheme is the same as it was in the Beta (ugly).


The same color change has affected the exterior portion of the navigation panel, and I assume some other elements of the UI (ribbon?). I do not like that the "Dark" theme has actually been made lighter in this update.


Here is an old screenshot of how I think the dark theme should look:
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And here is a screenshot of the current versions from your support rep, James Lafleur, as I discussed this with him this morning:
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^Notice how much lighter (AKA uglier) this new version looks compared to the old dark theme. It is also hard to read the white text on that light blue color of the active tab.


This topic is to suggest a reversion of the color scheme changes that have recently been made to the dark theme.


Additionally, I am requesting an even darker theme to be added. Microsoft offers a "Black" theme for Office, but only to O365 subscribers. They use the black theme as a selling point for O365, indicating it is a highly desirable feature. Devolutions could do something similar by making a black theme that is only available to Enterprise customers. It's 2018 and dark themes are all the rage. I would like to see an even darker "Black" theme added, and/or make the "Dark" theme darker than it currently is.


Obviously, this is not a high priority over fixing bugs and other functional aspects of the program, but I do love dark/black themes and would like to see more of it in RDM.

Thank you!

Clock5 mths

Hello Casey,

RDM is now available since this morning but I've made a change after the release for the dark mode and the tab. This should be available soon. I will add your request for a black theme on our todo list.


Regards

David Hervieux

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Clock5 mths

Wow, that's impressive support! Looking forward to that update. Thanks!

Clock5 mths

David Hervieux wrote:

Hello Casey,

RDM is now available since this morning but I've made a change after the release for the dark mode and the tab. This should be available soon. I will add your request for a black theme on our todo list.


Regards

David,

Has there been any updates on this change request?

I too would like a "Dark Mode" reflective of the screenshot by kcpasseri and/or matching the dark modes seen in Office 2016 / Windows 10.

Thanks!

Clock3 mths

Hello,
We plan to work on an updated version of the dark mode for the next RDM major release. Before that, I would like to convert all our images to SVG anf be able to change the main color.

Regards

David Hervieux

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Clock3 mths

David Hervieux wrote:

Hello,
We plan to work on an updated version of the dark mode for the next RDM major release. Before that, I would like to convert all our images to SVG anf be able to change the main color.

Regards


David,

First of all, I still appreciate your prompt support and transparency regarding this - it's refreshing.

To clarify, are you thinking of allowing users to set a custom color for most of the application? I think that would be very cool and definitely welcome.

I appreciate the tab color being corrected immediately, but as jcantrell mentioned, we still want it darker! The gray is still lighter than the older versions. I have adapted to some extent, but I'm still craving a black theme.

Somewhat off-topic: I've been using Office 2019 Preview, which includes black theme, and I love it. Unfortunately, the preview ends on Monday so I'll have to revert to 2016. Since we have volume licensing and not a 365 subscription, I'll have to go back to using the Dark Grey theme, which is not all that dark. I've spoiled myself for the past few months and now going back to gray is going to bother me. Maybe they will finally sucker me into getting a 365 subscription just to have black theme again.

Best regards

Clock3 mths

David Hervieux wrote:

Hello,
We plan to work on an updated version of the dark mode for the next RDM major release. Before that, I would like to convert all our images to SVG anf be able to change the main color.

Regards


Great news, I'm eager to test this new dark mode.

Clock3 mths