Current repo and existing installation have different color schemes

Narahari Rao narahari387 at
Wed Apr 14 00:38:11 UTC 2021

I've got it mostly working now. I couldn't figure out how to persist the
option (In Tools->Preferences->Colors), so it resets to Same As System
every startup. The patch is attached.

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 12:51 PM Narahari Rao <narahari387 at> wrote:

> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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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