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Bug 124969 - Dark theme option to read/view/write in LO.
Summary: Dark theme option to read/view/write in LO.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
: 127707 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: UI-Theming
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Reported: 2019-04-26 01:55 UTC by Prabesh432@gmail.com
Modified: 2019-09-23 07:19 UTC (History)
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Description Prabesh432@gmail.com 2019-04-26 01:55:31 UTC
Till now, we have to change "Application color" to do this. But this will create a problem when you want to:
i) view the new document
ii) insert a table which doesn't appear.

When there is a default option of dark mode (like MS office), everything will be back and clear. Inserting the table will be visible because dark mode will have its own set of "Application color". And all other will get visible too.

Actual Results:
for now, I have to use "restart in Safe mode" option to view any new document because I don't want to change my set of "application color" every time I see new document. 

But it's easier when its MS office. I want that concept in this platform too.

Expected Results:
The exception is high because I know this issue will be ignored. so, god bless LO

(Ubuntu 19.04 user) Please bring "Dark mode" option. Use MS office to notice the difference.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2019-04-26 12:19:21 UTC
And once again this is a duplicate, issue is addressed for enhancement, and requirements and dev options stated in bug 118320 --please stop spamming the BZ!

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 118320 ***
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2019-04-26 12:31:12 UTC
Actually read this a third time. And going to retract the "Duplicate" claim.

Two issues. Application Colors, set to Automatic, draw their colors from the Theme reported by the DE (the reason we can't do anything on Win32 builds--where at Windows 10 the "Dark Mode" DE, and any UWP apps do not report theme colors). Ubuntu offers unlimited number of Dark themes, all of which LibreOffice will respond to.

You can already override DE Theme colors setting elements--and then saving to your own custom color theme. That customize theme for your dark DE is available for use--why is that not sufficient?

Some screen shot might help.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2019-05-28 08:12:58 UTC
@Prabesh432: please reply to comment 2. Otherwise we have to resolve your input as insufficientdata.
Comment 4 Prabesh432@gmail.com 2019-05-28 11:01:47 UTC
I am Ubuntu 19.04 user. After like 5 years using Windows 10 pro with it's MS word which blend my work accordingly to dark mode if a user select "dark theme" in app setting, which I really enjoyed it. 

Entire thing goes black. Even the paper which I am writing upon. 

If I insert a table or an object (let say Rectangle), it's border remain white. I don't have to do anything. MS Word understand what theme user has preferred and blend in with that environment.

This is not possible in Libre because Libre depends on Gnome and it's tweaks. 

Which is not the problem. Problem is only application part goes dark not the content. 

Because of this we can to toogle all options from font color, table color etc.

This will damage the default settings and it need huge time to adjust each component.

Because of this I use Libre office and Open office. Libre Office where I write documents in dark preferences. And Open office to open documents because I can view it from Libre office anymore unless I reset the settings.
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2019-05-30 11:00:14 UTC
You can't confirm your own bugs. Moving it back to UNCONFIRMED until someone
else confirms it.
Comment 6 Prabesh432@gmail.com 2019-06-28 06:04:27 UTC
I wonder what's not to understand.

To completely, u to have a Windows OS, MS Word 2019 (paid one) and select "Dark theme" in-app setting. And the magic begins.

And now try to do the thing on LibreOffice, and notice the difference.

Spend time inserting tables, shapes, pictures, writing, etc on both.

Which one do u feel comfortable? LibreOffice or MS Word.

In my experience MS Word because we don't need to tweak a lot of color pattern in order to see objects, images or word to see, unless if its LibreOffice.

(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #5)
> You can't confirm your own bugs. Moving it back to UNCONFIRMED until someone
> else confirms it.

(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #5)
> You can't confirm your own bugs. Moving it back to UNCONFIRMED until someone
> else confirms it.
Comment 7 Tomaz Vajngerl 2019-06-28 07:07:11 UTC
If you just say "do it like MS Office 2019" then we can't do anything for you as we don't have it and you don't want to do the work to describe or screenshot exactly what you mean.

There were many approaches in the past for dark mode in MS Office, which not all of them are even possible in LibreOffice (without a lot of work). It is possible to get a complete "dark theme" experience even in LibreOffice (on Linux), but you need to put a bit of work into it unfortunately.  

Anyway even with 2 responses you still fail to clarify HOW it is different and you generally just say - "try MSO 2019 and figure it out for yourself", where probably a screenshot or 2 would probably be enough.
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2019-09-23 07:19:19 UTC
*** Bug 127707 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***