Option to toggle "Dark mode" that changes everything into "visible" dark.

asked 2019-03-29 14:39:17 +0200

Pranav Bbhattarai gravatar image

updated 2019-03-29 14:45:01 +0200

When do you think this is gonna happens? Right now, there is no such thing. We can change each component like Page background, font color, object boundaries, etc. And that's a huge calculation people have to do. Because some documents get overridden and the image gets distorted. Color doesn't blend in. (I wish thing were more comfortable like "MS Word". It's not bad to admit that they are good. One click and there u have a dark mode.) Right now I am really trying to blend in with LibreOffice. It's so hard to get used to some things. I can't ask each and every question here.

Please give users the option to Toogle dark theme. Its a really basic feature these days.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete


What is your purpose? Writer is aimed at preparing documents supposed to b printed on sheets of paper, commonly white. I understand you're trying to set up some web site with Writer. Again, Writer aims at formatting primarily text document into HTML. In case you want to set everything up for some fancy highly pictured web pages, LO Writer may not be the best tool for that because it is flow-oriented, not page-oriented. Have a look on page composition applications, like FOSS Scribus (not tested if it outputs HTML) or other web site creation app.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-03-29 16:03:32 +0200 )edit

I just want software where I can write in the dark pages. It sounds simple but... LibreOffice still doesn't provide the option to toggle dark mode. If a user tries to make a few changes by setting (let's say) Page background into the dark and Text color into white, I will cause many problems later. Images won't be visible, etc. From powerpoint to word documents. This affects a lot. Everything in this app is for only "White mode". Bringing small changes will disturb other documents. Then why not provide, "Dark mode" option!

Pranav Bbhattarai gravatar imagePranav Bbhattarai ( 2019-03-29 18:35:47 +0200 )edit

Well, the principles in Writer are quite sound IMHO. You're supposed to deposit ink on some medium. You can use a dark background and a light char colour. BUT, page margins are a kind of no man's land where nothing can be printed. You may overwrite that with a dark rectangular picture anchored in the header or footer. After that, everything should be alright. I don't see any real difficulty (provided you anchor your dark picture to the proper place so that it is in the background, not in the foreground).

Another solution is to use the features in your printer driver. Some allow to print "negative" (beware when printing in colour, not intuitive). Of course, this is no solution for the screen.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-03-29 20:43:34 +0200 )edit