[TxMt] Re: Suggestion: UI distinguishing light and dark themes

Koen Punt koen at koenpunt.nl
Mon Jan 11 07:20:47 UTC 2016

I think adding an intermediate dialog for theme selecting, with "preview on select" would lead to the least surprises for users.

And why does it have to be a menu item? I never switch themes.. For me it could be just as well in the preference pane.


> Op 10 jan. 2016 om 23:43 heeft Allan Odgaard <mailinglist at textmate.org> het volgende geschreven:
> On 30 Dec 2015, at 18:10, dipnlik wrote:
>>> I think having the item chooser immediately switch to a theme, once it gets
>>> selected in the list, would make it a lot more useful (while still a bit
>>> hidden).
>> I'd be worried about accidentally selecting themes this way.  If I'm
>> looking for something else and stumble upon a theme, immediately
>> switching to it would be a big unexpected visual effect.
> Could make it so that the theme switch is reverted unless the dialog is closed with a confirming action (return or the select button). Also, the themes only show up among the items, if one switch the scope bar to “Other”.
>> I was leaning more to improve the View → Themes menu.  Maybe list
>> all dark themes, a divider, then all light themes?
> That could also work, I’ll probably give that a try.
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