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

D.T. ohnonot-github at xxxxx
Sat Apr 24 06:57:41 UTC 2021

Thank you for this information.
Please make sure you mark this as Windows-only (or possibly other OS
too, but not Linux).
For Linux users, all this is irrelevant, confusing and potentially

On Thu, 2021-04-22 at 08:21 +0200, 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
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