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  • Linux Darkmode System color setting leaves bcompare unusable

    I am using color scheme Adwaita-dark on RHEL 7.7 and many areas of the bcompare UI are not usable anymore. I tried all available color schemes but none of them really resulted in a usable UI.
    Is it possible to ignore the dark scheme for bcompare with an option? Currently I have black letters on black background :-(
    I also tried to tweak with the setting but I could not find good settings which work and for some areas of the GUI it is not possbile to adjust the color at all.
    What can I do?


  • #2
    To override the theme for Beyond Compare 4, launch it with the terminal command:
    bcompare -style=cleanlooks

    Dark theme support is on the todo list for a future version of Beyond Compare.
    Chris K Scooter Software


    • #3
      I'm having issues too with the dark theme on Kubuntu and I want to use the default light theme of bcompare. I tried using `-style=cleanlooks` but with no success. Is there another way ?


      • #4
        Try using the command line argument without the = to launch Beyond Compare for Linux using a light theme:
        bcompare -style cleanlooks
        Chris K Scooter Software


        • #5
          Hi Chris,
          Still no effect:
          Click image for larger version

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ID:	83377​Here some system info:
          Operating System: Kubuntu 20.04
          KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.4
          KDE Frameworks Version: 5.68.0
          Qt Version: 5.12.8
          Kernel Version: 5.4.0-29-generic
          OS Type: 64-bit
          Theme: Breeze dark.

          Even after changing the theme to light ( Breeze ) the bcompare starts with dark theme .


          • #6
            I don't know what happen but after switch to light and then again back to dark theme, the bcompare uses light theme. For me my issue is fixed, but I don't know what happened.