Dark theme and extensions

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08 Mar, 2019 11:57 PM

I have just recently started using Money Dance so I could be wrong here, but it appears to me that if I configure MD 2019 to use the Dark Theme then extensions such as Money Pie produce content that can't be read. Is there a way to configure the colours used in Money Pie and other extensions?

  1. 1 Posted by Mike Bray (Quot... on 09 Mar, 2019 08:04 AM

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    Hi Jameshfx

    I am not support but a user and author of a number of extensions. With
    the introduction of the Dark Theme I have had to do some work to make my
    extensions to show sensible colours. Unfortunately it is not a
    configuration matter but one for the extension author. This means that
    there most likely needs to be a different version for MD 2019.


  2. 2 Posted by jameshfx on 09 Mar, 2019 06:22 PM

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    Okay, thank you, that is understandable. I will have to choose between the
    extensions and the dark theme then :)

  3. jameshfx closed this discussion on 14 Mar, 2019 10:27 PM.

  4. Sean Reilly re-opened this discussion on 15 Mar, 2019 09:21 AM

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Sean Reilly on 15 Mar, 2019 09:21 AM

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    Hi James,
    I'd like to do what I can to help here. The dark mode theme uses the java look-and-feel system so it should be possible to use the built-in UI swing properties (including UIDefaults) to get colours and fonts or just rely on standard swing components.

    I think things like money pie and others are probably using hard-coded colours, but I haven't checked. In fact, I think money pie is open source, so I should go ahead and fix that myself.


    Sean Reilly
    Developer, The Infinite Kind

  6. System closed this discussion on 14 Jun, 2019 09:30 AM.

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