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Posted by Hugh
Feb 2, 2018 at 02:51 PM

 

Before Christmas, Scrivener developer Keith Blount commented on what full “dark mode” for the macOS version of Scrivener would require in terms of re-design:

“You’re talking around 350 images that would need variants, and so around 175 code switches for that (since all images have two variants, Retina and non-Retina). Then every background element such as header bars, footer bars, inspector bars, split view dividers and so on would need alternative drawing code. Anything using colour such as labels would need alternative ways of drawing to work with dark backgrounds. Custom button selections would need alternative drawing routines. Apple elements with no dark variant, such as outline and table header bars, would need overriding and custom drawing applied. And so on…”