How to change skins/themes?

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arnarg
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How to change skins/themes?

Postby arnarg » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:30 am

Hi,
I'm new to Inkscape. I just installed it on my Ubuntu laptop and I noticed this screenshot on the inkscape website with a darker skin than the stock one. I really like to use dark skin since it won't disturb my eyes from the canvas (I use it that way when doing video editing and 3d work). The screenshot I'm talking about:
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I tried doing it on my own, but I could even find any preferences or anything.

Thanks in advance,
Arnar.

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Re: How to change skins/themes?

Postby prkos » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:56 am

You can only change icon sets as far as Inkscape goes, but I think to get the dark theme you need to use that theme on your entire system.

I recognize the titlebar font though, it's Fontin. http://www.exljbris.com/fontin.html
You can download, install it and change your system setting for titlebar font.

What ubuntu version are you on?
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Re: How to change skins/themes?

Postby arnarg » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:04 am

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, the newest one.

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Re: How to change skins/themes?

Postby bhavyesh2567 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:09 pm

Hey friends i just got my new interface for Inkscape. "The Dark Interface for Inkscape", "The Dark Skin for Inkscape", "The Dark Theme for Inkscape". Download the attached zip file which contains the new grey "icons.svg" and the "gtkrc" file.

Replace the icons.svg file in
"C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\icons".

And replace the file "gtkrc" file in the all inkspace sub directories:
0) C:\Program Files\Inkscape\etc\gtk-2.0 ( Most Important to replace )
1) C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\themes\Default\gtk-2.0-key
2) C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\themes\Emacs\gtk-2.0-key
3) C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\themes\MS-Windows\gtk-2.0
4) C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\themes\Raleigh\gtk-2.0
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Inkscape Interface Skin Theme Icon.7z
This is the zip file containing all the required files to change the inkscape theme.
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image8815.png
This is the screen shot of the new look of the Inkscape in my PC.
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Re: How to change skins/themes?

Postby vongoh » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:13 am

bhavyesh2567 wrote:Hey friends i just got my new interface for Inkscape. "The Dark Interface for Inkscape", "The Dark Skin for Inkscape", "The Dark Theme for Inkscape". Download the attached zip file which contains the new grey "icons.svg" and the "gtkrc" file.


Nice skin! Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!

(surprised there are no other comments on this. nice work)

bedex78
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Re: How to change skins/themes?

Postby bedex78 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:00 pm

Nice skin...

However, it has some visual issues:
- firstly, of course, it needs new icons for 0.91
- some texts and icons have low contrast thus become illegible

These are some examples:

Inkscape_BlackTheme_VisualIssues_01.png
Disabled text & certain icons lack contrast
Inkscape_BlackTheme_VisualIssues_01.png (6.52 KiB) Viewed 19425 times


Inkscape_BlackTheme_VisualIssues_02.png
Disabled icons lack visibility & certain icons lack contrast
Inkscape_BlackTheme_VisualIssues_02.png (4.46 KiB) Viewed 19425 times

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Re: How to change skins/themes?

Postby samueldellicour » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:15 am

I've modified the icon file, and have added the missing icons, and done some slight tweakings.
I'm not using the dark theme mentionned above.

Image

Issues (on my Windows computer): file icons (open, save etc) are still in color. I suppose they come from the gtk theme, I'm not sure.

See attachment to download the icons file.

Note: the file contains alternative versions of some icons, by the original author. You can activate/deactivate icons by modifying the object ID of the original one and the new one (right click on an object > Object Properties). I have chosen to use Inkscape's original Tweak tool icon and Gradient tool icon for example.
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inkscape-gray-icons-full.7z
Inkscape gray icons
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Re: How to change skins/themes?

Postby vongoh » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:44 am

I upgraded to 0.91 the other day, and now the dark theme is broken. It will not load.

I repeated the steps above - changed out the icons.svg - placed gtkrc in all the appropriate directories.

I also tried out the new icons.svg from the post above me. Did something change in the skins implementation in 0.91
that we should be aware of?

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Re: How to change skins/themes?

Postby Bucic » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:43 am

Any updates on that for Windows? It would be nice to have some proper GTK theme but for now I would like to at least get rid of the violet gradient galore Windows 7 puts on Inkscape. The option to disable theming for Inkscape.exe is not available anymore on my system.
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