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[Request] Dark Mode

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oZone
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[Request] Dark Mode

oZone » August 7th, 2019, 8:08 am

Windows 10’s October 2018 Update added dark theme.
It is possible to make rainmeter able to use dark color scheme for context menu.
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Re: [Request] Dark Mode

oZone » August 9th, 2019, 6:15 pm

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Brian
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Re: [Request] Dark Mode

Brian » August 9th, 2019, 6:42 pm

We don't plan on using undocumented OS features. Microsoft could change the functions at any time, and we aren't going to chase all the changes each and every time they are made.

If they expose and properly document these functions, then we may look into them.

-Brian
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Re: [Request] Dark Mode

oZone » August 10th, 2019, 2:46 pm

Ok makes sense
if someone want to try dark mode. I made this plugin.

Only last loaded measure will be used.

"DarkMode=1" will enable dark mode for every context menu in rainmeter (not only skins but also rainmeter program itself).

"DarkMode=0" and unloading skin with DarkContextMenu measure will disable dark mode.

Example how to use plugin.

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[DarkMode]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=DarkContextMenu
DarkMode=1
Take a note that this is an unofficial and undocumented method of using dark theme and with future Windows 10 version this plugin might stop working correctly. You are using this plugin on your own risk and I am not responsible for issues this plugin may cause.

You have been warned!

And another important note, I am not programmer and this my first coding in c++, so there may be some issues.

Minimal requirement is Windows 10 build 10.0.17763 (update 1809).

For earlier Windows version it should be safe, as plugin should do nothing.

Plugin moved here https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?f=128&t=33028
Last edited by oZone on August 23rd, 2019, 11:42 am, edited 3 times in total.
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eclectic-tech
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Re: [Request] Dark Mode

eclectic-tech » August 10th, 2019, 5:39 pm

I like it... Nicely done! 8-)