[Geany-Users] How to get a dark ui / dark theme in Geany windows

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Fri Apr 23 23:41:29 UTC 2021

On 2021-04-21 11:21 p.m., Juan Ignacio Tel wrote:
> Even though I love geany, the lack of a true dark ui in windows was one of
> the main problems (if not the main one).
> Finally I've found an easy trick to get a dark UI, so I'm sharing it here.
> It works with Geany 1.37 and probably with earlier versions using GTK2. No
> need for a GTK3 build.
> Steps.
> 1. Go to the following page. It's a GTK2 dark theme for Inkscape. We're
> gonna basically use it for Geany. It works.
> https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1304466/
> 2. Download the dark theme from the github repository. You have the link in
> the page linked in step 1. Or just click here:
> https://github.com/SimBotBiz/inkscape-dark-theme
> 3. Go to '[Geany root folder]\share\themes\MS-Windows\gtk-2.0'. There
> you'll find a file called 'gtkrc'. Rename it as 'gtkrc-backup-original'.
> 4. In the zip file downloaded from github, go to
> share>themes>Ms-Windows>gtk-2-0. There you have both a file named 'gtkrc'
> and a folder named 'ui'. Copy both of them in the folder in the step 3.
> 5. And that's all. After it, Geany in windows should look like this:
> https://postimg.cc/vg1kK22S

Good info. If you feel like it, it would be cool to add to the wiki[0] 
under the "Windows Related" howtos section (or wherever you think it 
fits best).

Matthew Brush

[0]: https://wiki.geany.org/howtos/start

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