Scrivener 3 Themes

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:04 pm Post

AmberV wrote: There is a whole board for feature requests. Thank you!


Hi Amber, I visited the thread for those requesting a Dark/Night MODE. That idea was shot-down by KB and you directed another user to this thread about Themes, hence my posting here requesting a THEME, not necessarily from LL.

I can see I am very much not alone in this request. Grateful if someone can help create a suitable theme.

Seems that if someone at LL made such a Theme and shared it here and in the other threads requesting an actual MODE, that would satisfy your customers (many of whom, like myself, have been paying customers since you launched your software).

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:21 pm Post

Sorry for the misunderstanding; part of my confusion originated from there already being a dark mode theme posted earlier by derick. I haven’t tried it out myself though.
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:35 pm Post

AmberV wrote: there already being a dark mode theme posted earlier by derick. I haven’t tried it out myself though.


That theme only changes the Binder.

Again, seeing as there will not be any forthcoming Dark/Night MODE from LL, if someone at LL were to create a THEME which could satisfy those who need some kind of solution, it would be very welcome. Thank you.

BTW, the Manage dropdown in Scrivener>Preferences allows us to ADD themes, but there is no apparent way to REMOVE them. Please advise.

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:46 pm Post

I’m probably not the right person to do so. I’ve never really seen the point of making one window dark—if I need to rest my eyes I invert the whole screen. But mainly I don’t consider the Scrivener window capable of properly achieving “night” status all by itself. There are too many elements that cannot be modified, where the only recourse is to fully remove them or avoid ever using certain features like the inspector or toolbars. I can’t imagine using Scrivener without the inspector—hence why I think inverting the screen so that all software and all elements within them is darkened is a better solution.

To remove a theme use the Scrivener/Reveal Support Folder in Finder menu command and delete the file from the PreferencePresets subfolder. I’ll add a tip for this to the index post for this thread.
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Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:45 am Post

rootscript wrote:Would be a great modern option for night owls like me to be able to have a full dark mode in the editor and the full UI (user interface) in Scrivener 3.

Just like the IOS version, a Dark Mode would be a welcome addition to the MacOS version. It would be be a great option to have in Preferences or View Menu > Dark Mode.

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Is this something that is hight on developers list? For me, and lots of people who work full time on computer displays, it is a necessity.

I've been fiddling around in lots places within `Preferences`, and after 30 mins, I've made a half light / half dark theme. I wish it wasn't so messy to try to do this, and the end result is not very pretty. :|


Hello there, the image you posted is part of a current dark theme? If so, is there a link to download it somewhere?

If the theme isn't finished, I can help. I do themes for other apps and for the following couple of weeks I have spare time that could go to making a proper dark theme for the community.

Since I spend 12 hrs a day in front of a computer screen programming, and then try to write on any time left before going to bed, I'm very interested in this dark theme.

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Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:15 pm Post

These themes are amazing. Really looking forward to using them when Scrivener 3 for Windows comes around. I've always loved Scrivener's customization capabilities and this only adds to it. Thanks Lit and Latte!

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Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:22 am Post

Here, I played around with the settings and saved a theme file. It is a dark theme file. Just change the font color of the main editor. Go the Scrivener>Preferences>load theme from file.
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:00 pm Post

I created a blush and cream colored theme that's a free download for subscribers.

https://greyzonepages.com/2018/12/20/sc ... -resource/

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Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:37 am Post

Salvete omnes,

I created my own Solarized theme today, which I now share with you.
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:27 pm Post

Muito obrigado! I’ve updated the theme list on the first page for both of these new themes.
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:41 pm Post

AmberV wrote:Muito obrigado! I’ve updated the theme list on the first page for both of these new themes.


Não há de quê, Amber!

Besides, I am the one who should be thanking you and the other for this beautiful software and neat community.

Have you studied any Portuguese or close enough languages?

Also, a quick question about your Ulysses template/pref.: do I have to type md markup and manually add a style over it? Or once I type **word** something should happen on its own?

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Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:57 pm Post

Close enough language, you might say. I live in Galicia, so I'm learning galego, more the rough and functional sort by immersion than study, but yes. It's a lovely language; sounding quite similar to Brazilian (just don't ask me to fathom a single word south of Porto! :lol:).

In the Ulysses template, you have to apply the style if you want text to look like that. Scrivener does not have format triggers, like many plain-text editors do (it's a little expensive and difficult to do that in something more resembling a word processor). Personally I do a little Style+Markdown myself, though rarely for anything like bold or italics. I have a style I use for lists that adds a little hanging indent, so that individual list items are easier to recognise at a glance---stuff like that.

I don't expect people to use those styles, but I put them in so that the colour palette used for them would be accessible.
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Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:34 pm Post

Galícia?! This even better than I thought. Indeed, it is almost the same as portuguese and, in particular, brazilian portuguese. To me in particular it is a joy to hear the gallegos speaking. South of Porto I am not sure that they understand themselves and, at times, I find it hard not to laugh hearing some of my Portuguese friends speak (soo hard that it can be even for us to make up what they are saying).

Thank you for clearing that up. I thought I might be missing something. My workaround was using Keyboard Maestro to activate and de-activate the styles (I don't keep the markup, by the way, I just use it to activate and de-activate the styles. It auto-deletes it as soon as I type it). With this setup I get to use standard markup to write (* item, **bold**, _italic_, [^foot], # Header, and so forth).

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Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:26 am Post

I love using Solarized themes, but I've had two problems with them:
  • The Scrivener Solarized Light theme starts with base3 as the editor background, which provides too much contrast with no-colour (i.e., black) text.
  • The base Solarized palette, once it moves darker than base2, contains all cool greys. They have too much blue in them for me to be comfortable with using the Scrivener Solarized Dark theme. In the rare case that I'm using this, I'm working late and would like to avoid exposure to blue light (even with Night Shift on, it still looks very blue.)

So here are my Solar Warmth Dark, and Solar Warmth Light themes! I've stepped down contrast between editor backgrounds and text, and developed a palette of dark warm greys to avoid the blue light problem. (For the squeamish, I've left out fonts. :wink: )

Enjoy!
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:32 pm Post

This is a little number I have been working on for a while now. I might update it a few more times yet, as I occasionally come across areas of the UI rarely used that need to be fixed, but I think the basics are all covered the way I would like to see them.

Rose Madder is at once a tribute to the Stephen King novel (which I do not even recall if I particularly enjoyed, but I always liked the name), and to a few colour palettes I have been playing with, for iTerm and Sublime Text. It is very loosely based on the Paraíso theme created by Jan T. Sott, which is in turn inspired by the artwork of Rubens LP.

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It is a theme designed for Dark Mode alone (sorry, but I rarely use Scrivener any other way these days), and can be downloaded here.

The .zip file also includes the macOS .clr file. Drop this into your ~/Library/Colors folder if you would like to mix things up a bit, but stick with the same basic palette.

Updates

  • I’ve fixed a few areas I had missed.
  • The CLR file now includes a few accents, meant to be used in styles to indicate different types of text. I think they look best with the Appearance: Main Editor: Colors: Text setting to “Show colored text as-is”; bold colours seem to work well with this theme.
  • Index card stamp colour brightened.
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