Suggestion: Construct2 dark skin

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Post » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:48 pm

Hi there,

I'm playing around with Construct2 since roughly a week and having much fun trying out different ideas I had in my mind for ages - it is really an awesome tool =). One thing that I really would like to see in future versions is the possibility to switch to a dark skin. It is easier on the eyes when you work for several hours, and therefore I use a dark skin in every software that provides that option. Have a look at the new photoshop, at modo or unity pro to get an idea what I'm talking about. I can understand that a dark skin won't fit as the default, as it looks more "intimidating" and less friendly for new and potentially new users, so I wouldn't change that. If it is a serious task to implement that feature, you could also consider making it only for the paid versions of construct. I think it might even be another reason for some people to upgrade. Unfortunately I already have, so there is one less customer you could have convinced to buy for that reason - just kidding ;)

Thanks again for that awesome tool and feel free to tell me your opinion on my suggestion. See you around!
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Post » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:26 pm

I agree with OPs whole idea. A dark skin would be just awesome. JGPicatoste2012-08-18 19:27:06
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Post » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:27 pm

Not a bad idea, though not something everyone would love. I actually prefer a white screen as compared to black. I always switch photoshop to the old white layout because black mades things harder for me to find somehow.
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Post » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:40 pm

Have you tried the Office 2007 Black theme? What do you think?
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Post » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:18 pm

[QUOTE=Ashley] Have you tried the Office 2007 Black theme? What do you think?[/QUOTE] My opinion about that theme is that it's pretty neat, it would be a great start for the theme (tho I do agree with OP about the greatness of Unity Pro Black) JGPicatoste2012-08-18 20:18:50
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Post » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:10 pm

for me why don't you guys put all the gray colors like in photoshop cs6 , there is a dark gray, normal gray, light gray ... so on. i know the interface need alot of improvement and it will take a while , i can wait that while ^^ hope see them ^^
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Post » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:00 am

Does that black theme affect the event editor though? It'd be nice to have a dark grey for the event sheets, I think I saw that Ashley uses a dark theme in his code editor (in a screenshot I think).
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Post » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:49 am

Hi Ashley,

I tried the Office 2007 Black skin, but to be honest, it isn't very close to that what I would like to see. Have a look here: http://www.ephotozine.com/articles/aeon3-photoshop-cs6-18783/images/cs6-main-screen.jpg

The Office skin for instance does not touch the white background of the property window, nor, and much more important, the event sheets.

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Post » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:09 pm

[QUOTE=dancinLion] Hi Ashley,

I tried the Office 2007 Black skin, but to be honest, it isn't very close to that what I would like to see. Have a look here: http://www.ephotozine.com/articles/aeon3-photoshop-cs6-18783/images/cs6-main-screen.jpg

The Office skin for instance does not touch the white background of the property window, nor, and much more important, the event sheets.

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I hate to, considering I already said Office theme is cool (I do think it is still), but I got to change my last statement and say that'd be just awesome.

I'm with this guy on this. Maybe you could make it a pro feature only - like Unity does.JGPicatoste2012-08-19 23:21:09
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Post » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:39 pm

I just googled black skin in construct 2 and came to this thread. Glad I'm not the only one thinking of this - it would be a major improvement while working at night for me. Sad to hear there's no solution to it so far.
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