Dark Mode in Beta

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Dark Mode in Beta

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Hi,

as much as I welcome the further development of iCalamus, I have to criticize the implementation of the dark mode.
There are black fonts on dark backgrounds on some UI elements, the contrast of many icons is too low (especially in the tool palette).
Are there plans for further UI updates or can I disable dark mode somehow? (I love dark mode).

However - I am a happy customer now - I was a Calamus SL user of the first hour (had a professional DTP studio many years ago).

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Re: Dark Mode in Beta

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Hi,

please e-mail screenshots of the issues to support@lemkesoft.de

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Re: Dark Mode in Beta

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Is it possible to download the previous version? The Dark Mode is still in a bad shape
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Re: Dark Mode in Beta

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Re: Dark Mode in Beta

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Thanks for your notes.

It is a lot of work to adjust all the custom controls.

You can download the older one at https://www.lemkesoft.info/files/icalam ... _19006.zip

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Re: Dark Mode in Beta

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Please download the latest BETA:
http://www.lemkesoft.org/beta.html

It improves the display much.

Many properties in your screenshot are light grey because they are disabled.
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Re: Dark Mode in Beta

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Der DL-Link ist tot:
Not Found

The requested URL /beta/iCalamus_build19010.dmg was not found on this server.

Apache Server at www.lemkesoft.org Port 80

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Re: Dark Mode in Beta

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Fixed it.

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Re: Dark Mode in Beta

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Great - now it looks pretty much better - although still some elements are to dark:
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I think you should better replace all black-only icons with white or lite gray ones...

The master page widget is still white colored:
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Last but not least I still have change requests:
  • I think the desktop background shall be dark either - only the paper shall remain white...
  • I miss a function to share colors, rulers and styles between documents - I have a set of documents with a similar style but transfering colors, rulers and styles is uncomfortable. A simple import / export function or copy & paste would help. Workarround is to copy artefacts. A kind of master document would be cool.
  • Pantone support would be cool
However - iCalamus is extremely powerful - close to its grandfather Calamus SL (God bless him) - but the learning curve is also extremely steep.

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Re: Dark Mode in Beta

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Thanks - I will check the other GUI parts.