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0001586OpenMPTFeature Requestpublic2022-04-04 15:32
ReporterMaruChan Assigned To 
PrioritynoneSeverityfeatureReproducibilityN/A
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx64OSWindowsOS Version10
Product VersionOpenMPT 1.30.03.00 / libopenmpt 0.6.2 (upgrade first) 
Summary0001586: Add dark mode to MPT
Description

There's not too much to it, i just want dark mode, or maybe even being able to change the background colors without limitation instead of just black and white.

Additional Information

please do it, thanks.

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Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2022-04-03 21:04

administrator   ~0005146

If it was that easy, it would have already been done. Windows 10/11 doesn't make it easy for classic WinAPI-based applications to adapt to dark mode.

You can use an application like Classic Color Panel to adjust the windows color scheme. This will change the colors for all applications.

Exhale

Exhale

2022-04-04 00:53

reporter   ~0005147

loving the 'classic colour panel' tool saga, I got it as soon as I saw this because with the way windows has been crippling our ability to customise our desktop I have been growing more and more frustrated, I did find a hack system to turn my windows 8 system into permanent dark mode, but the theme is a little jarring because it is pure black almost everywhere, which while being great for saving on battery strain from the screen of this laptop, is still not very custom... I am not sure about windows 10 and 11, but at least with windows 8 I can still go back to classic style themes with very limited customization options, but I like the modern theming I just want to be able to make it all dark-ish at least... but anyways i wasnt sure if CCP would work on win 8 and I can confirm it does, and I had a fun session messing with my modplug and making it a lot less pure black, by addning more subtle greys and other darker colours. I really think this is something a lot of modplug users could benefit from, and maybe you should post something about this in the normal forums, and if it is already there and has been buried I suggest we maybe pin it or something, it is just too useful a tool in general.

It has got me thinking though, could we take control of these settings purely in regards to modplug only, or are they perminently linked to how windows does things for the rest of everything? because if we could isolate them for modplug, these kinds of settings would be a start for taking modplug to the next level in the looks department.

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2022-04-04 07:10

administrator   ~0005148

It has got me thinking though, could we take control of these settings purely in regards to modplug only

No. As I said, if it was that easy, it would have already been done.

Exhale

Exhale

2022-04-04 15:25

reporter   ~0005149

Thank you very much for clarifying, and I dont expect any programming for ompt to be easy, I appreciate that all of this stuff is intricate and often tedious, hunting down of related code through messy and probably very long files etc, I guess I was just asking for clarity on if it is even theoretically possible, but I feel I have that now. It certainly would be ideal if we could by some way hijack these settings since windows doesnt even let you control them any more... maybe if we edit the universal settings from within modplug like this software you posted does, but add the disclaimer that it will edit the settings a person has on their entire windows, that could possibly be a thing, since colour classic does it, in theory we could possibly do it too, but obviously that would be venturing to territory a lot of people here might be uncomfortable with, and colour classic does it sooo, probably redundant - although to be frank I have searched for software that lets me change settings like this before and every search on ddg is utterly swamped with people who think changing their desktop background is some form of desktop theming - no wonder microsoft doesnt give us control any more, they think we are all idiots.

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2022-04-04 15:32

administrator   ~0005150

maybe if we edit the universal settings from within modplug like this software you posted does, but add the disclaimer that it will edit the settings a person has on their entire windows

No, if you want to mess with your system, you will need to do it yourself. There is absolutely no point in changing system-wide settings in OpenMPT. I really don't want to elaborate on why that would be a bad idea, but just imagine yourself what would happen if OpenMPT crashes and thus cannot restore the original settings, how much code would have to be added to fix this situation as well, etc...

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-04-03 20:59 MaruChan New Issue
2022-04-03 21:01 Saga Musix Priority immediate => none
2022-04-03 21:01 Saga Musix Reproducibility unable to reproduce => N/A
2022-04-03 21:04 Saga Musix Note Added: 0005146
2022-04-04 00:53 Exhale Note Added: 0005147
2022-04-04 07:10 Saga Musix Note Added: 0005148
2022-04-04 15:25 Exhale Note Added: 0005149
2022-04-04 15:32 Saga Musix Note Added: 0005150