Add a Dark Mode
Please add a dark mode as changing the background colour to black and foreground colour to white changes the app to dark mode but there are some areas left where the black text are not visible and the background of the name of playlists remain white as well as the text so it is not possible, there are some things like this which I have attached here as a pic,. Here you can see that many text have black or white colour as default that cannot be changed. This is causing an issue to me
I'm also someone who uses Dark Mode whenever possible. I'm going to use strawberry (went to clementine, only to find they nerfed the high resolution audio, and now I'm here. Thanks Sal1950 for you comments in the Clementine Github!) due to my recent acquisition of high resolution music, and I would be over the moon if you guys made a formal Dark Mode.
Thank you guys for all you do!
macOS dark mode looks nice but too contrasted I think
I think something like this should happen in Windows also
+1. As it is right now, changing appearance doesn't do enough.
+1 to dark mode please and thank you!
Yes please, as much as i like to use this player on windows, not having dark mode is a big enough reason not to. (when you often use pc at night it really hurts the eyes!)
another vote for a proper (good looking) dark mode. the settings in appearance just don't do it, in windows.
using it on endeavourOS and loving it. definitely my favorite music player!
still i wish there was a proper dark mode or a way to change skins or something
Ditto on this, this would be a good option.
jonas last edited by jonas
The foreground and background colors in the appearance settings won't work properly with dark mode, it is intended for setting minor color adjustments.
There is work in progress getting Qt 6 programs to respect themes set through the settings on Windows: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-72028
Dark mode already works on macOS, the alternate colors being too contrasted was fixed a while back, you can also turn off the "Use alternating row colors" in the playlist settings.
On Linux, Strawberry follows the system style with Qt 6, this works with both GTK and KDE.
@jonas you arent really required to use KDE or have KDE installed at all.
The alternative is configure qt5 through qt5ct.
The apps can sometimes ignore settings set this way (maybe its depend if there were kde files in home or something, i'm not sure), but there is a environment variable for that.
in your profile does the trick.
And yeah, using Qt6 is not the best option for Linux if you want to configure it adequately, i dont remember seeing equivalent of qt5ct for Qt6, at least in distros that i'm using.
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I know about qt5ct / qt6ct (https://github.com/trialuser02/qt6ct). However, correct me if I'm wrong, but even when setting the style to Breeze and the Color Scheme to Darker, the contrast isn't good and the alternating row colors are gone, not like KDE. But maybe it's the closest you'll get without running KDE and Strawberry with Qt 5.
@jonas Well in my experience all KDE-related theme stuff are generally behaves rather bad in other DEs, especially in gtk-based environment. And breeze is kde default theme, so it applies too, i guess.
But Qt themes not related to KDE usually behave ok everywhere from my experience. I'm personally using QtCurve configured to mimic my gtk3 Adwaita-dark theme under gnome shell, and it looks fine.
Anyway, what im trying to say is, as long as other qt themes work fine, and breeze works in kde, it should probably be fine. Compared to windows, at least.
p.s. Ok there qt6ct actually, but its only present in fedora and arch official repositories, and not others. For most users its as good as not present, as they probably wont bother trying to compile from github.
Creating an account specifically because this is important to me too. Strawberry player seems like a nice music player, but my eyes don't appreciate so much light.
Here is a screenshot of Strawberry on Debian.
Built with Qt5, on Xfce4, with Fusion style & 'Waves' color scheme.
@PeterB If only achieving this on windows was as simple...
@PeterB Ooh! That looks nice. If you have some time, would you post some instructions for how to do this?
Thanks for your time,
On Linux, use qt5ct or qt6ct as appropriate, select Fusion Style and use waves as the Custom Color scheme
If you are having trouble with themes on arch linux, install strawberry-qt5 from the AUR, and install qt5-styleplugins along with qt5ct to set the theme you like, including gtk2 themes. Strawberry now comes with qt6 by default, which is a bit finnicky at the moment, so installing the qt5 version made it a whole lot easier. This took me a while to figure out, and since this is the first result that shows up on google, I might as well post it for everyone to see.
This is the Dracula-alt-style theme on GTK2.