Dynamic light/dark theme

myhrman 1 year ago updated by Bruno Guerreiro 9 months ago 2

The theme option "automatically select light/dark" is really nice to adopt to operating system theme settings. However, it is usually the case these days that e.g. macOS changes dark/light automatically during the day depending on daylight etc. At this point almost all other applications dynamically make the switch while using them, but SmartGit needs to be restarted each time the theme changes. This means you have to restart at least once or sometimes twice every day.

It would be really nice if the light/dark switch happened truly dynamically, not requiring a restart.

In Windows automatic light/dark theme switch is also possible, and dynamic theme in SmartGit would be nice.

The ability to change the theme dynamically without restarting makes a lot of sense, especially when used with the "Automatically select light/dark" option.

I use Windows with an addon that does this dynamic switching according to the time of day, and most programs such as Google Chrome, Discord, Office and Notion are able to change the theme immediately when the system changes color.