[PD] KDE: how to change window color, too dark...

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 12:59:59 CET 2022

in macOS, newer versions of Tk are system theme aware, ie. light and dark mode. I actually disabled this on purpose so Pd always stays in "light mode" until we can integrate theme handling.

In this case, I think something similar s happening where Tk is picking up the window manager's theme and applying it to standard UI stuff such as default text color and window/widget background colors. The explicit Pd canvas stuff stays the default PD colors of course.

There is an implementation in a PR right now that would be good to look at. I was planning on experimenting with it and Tks mode handling directly over the holidays but did not have time in the end.

> On Feb 4, 2022, at 5:28 AM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
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> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2022 20:28:32 -0800
> From: Miller Puckette <msp at ucsd.edu <mailto:msp at ucsd.edu>>
> To: rafael.raccuia at blindekinder.com <mailto:rafael.raccuia at blindekinder.com>
> Cc: pd-list at lists.iem.at <mailto:pd-list at lists.iem.at>
> Subject: Re: [PD] KDE: how to change window color, too dark...
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> Hi Rafael -
> I don't know why the colors aren't the standard (black and white) that are baked into
> the Pd code.  Pd should be ignoring the theme setting on your desktop.
> Just for a test, can you see if the colors change when you change your theme?
> cheers
> Miller
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2022 at 09:50:42PM +0100, rafael.raccuia at blindekinder.com <mailto:rafael.raccuia at blindekinder.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm on KDE, the main theme is Breeze. Most apps are ok, but PD is too dark,
>> with few contrast (black on dark grey), and I cant know if checkboxes are
>> checked or not (light grey on white).
>> I use PD 0.50.
>> How can I change the colors?
>> thank you!
>> rph-r

Dan Wilcox
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