Hi, yesterday I got a bit frustrated how Audacity looks on Ubuntu and was thinking, surely I can improve that.
Just throwing a work-in-progress theme here to see if there is any interest. It turns out to be much more work than just a few hours.
All colors that look totally out-of-place means I simply haven’t changed them yet, not that I think it looks good.
That means dark icons on dark background is simply not fixed yet.
And when you see some light colors (blue/gray), those will also change of course.
I kept the original icons mostly, so that they look familiar to Audacity users. I.e using crisper icons can be a separate theme on top of this.
One small criticism is that there is very little colour difference when audio is selected. The audio selection is an extremely important feature in Audacity as virtually all edits and effects are applied to the audio selection.
This is a screenshot of your “Ubuntu 20.04 Dark Theme” on Xubuntu with the “Arc-Dark” Desktop theme:
I agree that it’s not the best color selection, but I disagree about you not being a design guy because the overall design of your theme looks terrific
I’ve shown this theme to the Audacity developers and it received very positive comments.
Would it be OK for us to use this theme as the basis for a new theme option in Audacity? It probably wouldn’t be the next release as we are getting towards the final testing stage, but if you agree then there’s a good chance that it could be included in the next release plus one. If we do that, I’d like you to be credited, either in the code or the manual or both, so I would need to know what name to use in the credit.
Totally fine if you use it as basis for a new embedded theme - that’s the perfect outcome having something bundled with the release.
All the icons are from https://feathericons.com/ (or some rough modifications of originals) - they are MIT so should be pretty easy to use.
No need for the credit, but if you do (up to you if you want to include the website as well, it’s kind of a competing product, in a very narrow field, in future , if I ever do it) that is:
Madis Liias - https://record.audio/