Dark Mode in Windows App

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Dwarvenlord
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Dark Mode in Windows App

Post by Dwarvenlord » 13 Feb 2020, 13:58

I have searched all over and can not find a solution for enabling dark mode in a version of filebot bought from the windows store.

It being a windows app, any shortcuts to filebot that are created are not able to have the executable line edited to specify a script to run for enabling dark mode.

Is there a workaround?

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Re: Dark Mode in Windows App

Post by rednoah » 13 Feb 2020, 14:00

What have you tried so far?

What does the console output say?
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:idea: The filebot command should work as usual. The Windows Store takes care of that.
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Re: Dark Mode in Windows App

Post by Dwarvenlord » 13 Feb 2020, 14:18

The application works perfectly. It is just so so white!

I am trying to put it into a dark mode theme. I found a post by you that talks about starting File bot with a script designating the theme to use. It said to star it with -script fn:properties --def net.filebot.theme=Darcula Since I can not edit the command line (which is where I assume you put this) as it is a windows app, I have no way to specify a script to run at startup.

I have windows 10 dark mode enabled in the OS, but file bot is not opening in the system colors, but rather the standard white. I believe this is due to the way MS handles system colors in dark mode.

Is there a way to get the windows app to display in a theme different than the standard skin?

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Re: Dark Mode in Windows App

Post by Dwarvenlord » 13 Feb 2020, 14:42

Also, there is no Console version that I can find for the windows app. Am I missing something?

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Re: Dark Mode in Windows App

Post by rednoah » 13 Feb 2020, 15:33

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Open the Windows Console: Press Win+R, then type cmd, then hit ENTER:
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Once you have a console window open, you can run filebot commands:

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filebot -script fn:properties --def net.filebot.theme=Darcula
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Re: Dark Mode in Windows App

Post by Dwarvenlord » 13 Feb 2020, 17:03

Gotcha! I had the free java version for a while, and it had a console option. I thought that is what you meant.

When I run

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C:\>filebot -script fn:properties --def net.filebot.theme=Darcula
I get this in response

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"net.filebot.theme" is not a valid identifier
is there any way to convert from a Windows License to a Java License, or do I have to rebuy it completely?

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Re: Dark Mode in Windows App

Post by rednoah » 13 Feb 2020, 17:33

No idea. What does filebot -script fn:sysinfo say?

If the properties script doesn't work, then you can also set this setting via the FILEBOT_OPTS environment variable:

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setx FILEBOT_OPTS -Dnet.filebot.theme=Darcula
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Re: Dark Mode in Windows App

Post by Dwarvenlord » 13 Feb 2020, 17:46

Awesome, that worked like a charm. Thank you so much!

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