Current repo and existing installation have different color schemes

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Wed Apr 14 01:57:28 UTC 2021

On 4/13/21 8:38 PM, Narahari Rao wrote:
> 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.

Great, thanks! I should be able to take it from there.

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