Current repo and existing installation have different color schemes

Narahari Rao narahari387 at
Tue Apr 13 19:51:47 UTC 2021

Looks like bool ColorCache::isDarkmode() is setting the document colors on
startup, using QtPalette to get text/bg color and comparing them to guess
whether the user is in a dark theme or not. However, changing what this
function returns during runtime (via a variable) does not change the
document colors, so it looks like it needs a refresh of some sort.

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 8:33 AM Jean-Marc Lasgouttes <lasgouttes at>

> Le 13/04/2021 à 16:55, Richard Kimberly Heck a écrit :
> >> Not in the GUI. You can use the -style option when starting LyX.
> >
> > Does it seem worth having such an option? Windows users especially might
> > struggle with the command line. I'd be happy to write the code, if so,
> > if you can just point me at the dark-mode detection routine.
> Yes, I think a choice light/dark/system-default would be nice.
> JMarc
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