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Is there a way to color the top bar of the Wing IDE

asked 2022-01-22 04:55:23 -0500

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updated 2022-01-24 09:19:57 -0500


I use the dark theme but the top bar of the window stays light. In PyCharm you can just click a box that also changes the color of the top window bar.

I can't find this setting in WingIDE and it's annoying, is there a way to do it? Thanks!

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What OS are you on? At least on Mac and I think Windows the top bar changes if the OS changes to dark mode.

Also, what version of Wing is it? Wing 8 is quite different than Wing 7 in terms of how this works.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support  ( 2022-01-22 09:06:41 -0500 )edit

Windows11 and Wing8 latest release Jan22.

Windows does not change automatically the top bar, the programs have to code this, if they don't (like wing IDE) it doesn't change,


YSS's avatar YSS  ( 2022-01-22 09:09:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2022-01-24 09:19:43 -0500

Indeed, on Windows the title bar stays light even if the system is using dark mode and it's also necessary to separately configure Wing to do into dark mode, rather than having it track what the system settings are doing. I did not find a way to get the title bar to be dark, which seems like the biggest issue. We'll try to improve this.

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Thanks, that would be awesome !!

YSS's avatar YSS  ( 2022-01-24 10:15:20 -0500 )edit

Any updates on this? I subscribed meanwhile to the pro version but my OCD is kicking in all the time seeing that white bar on top while everything is in dark mode :-) thanks!!

YSS's avatar YSS  ( 2022-04-11 04:55:17 -0500 )edit

Not yet but I've just bumped up the priority on this . I'm also annoyed by it. However, it won't be worked on immediately due to higher priority issues.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support  ( 2022-04-11 09:38:27 -0500 )edit

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