Support #947

4.0 QT5 UI - How to get Dark theme back again

Added by dreamcat 4 2 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

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March 30, 2020
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It's not clear how to fix this. But in previous versions of Audacious it was possible to get a GTK2 Dark Theme. Now it's all white background with the new Audacious 4.0...

And no i do not want to use the 'Winamp Classic Interface'. Because that splits into many different windows.

Screenshot from 2020-03-30 13-03-06.png (403 KB) Screenshot from 2020-03-30 13-03-06.png dreamcat 4, March 30, 2020 12:03
Screenshot from 2020-03-31 14-10-49.png (427 KB) Screenshot from 2020-03-31 14-10-49.png styling after applying QT5 settings dreamcat 4, March 31, 2020 13:11
Screenshot from 2020-03-31 14-11-13.png (45.5 KB) Screenshot from 2020-03-31 14-11-13.png qt5ct settings dreamcat 4, March 31, 2020 13:11


#1 Updated by John Lindgren 2 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Support

#2 Updated by John Lindgren 2 months ago

You'll need to set a Qt 5 theme. Normally your Linux distribution and/or desktop environment should have done that for you already.

#3 Updated by dreamcat 4 2 months ago

Thank you. Yeah I launched the QT5 Configuration Tool ('qt5ct') and under the 1st appearance tab changed the following settings:

Style: gtk2
Standard dialogs: GTK2
Pallete: Default

And hit apply. This was enough to set the QT5 theme so that it appears exactly as before in previous versions Audacious. Thank you again, may close this issue.

#4 Updated by John Lindgren 2 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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