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Virtualbox 6 dark theme issues

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Virtualbox 6 dark theme issues

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Post by rootetsy » Sat May 18, 2019 10:41 am

I just updated Virtualbox on my system to version 6.0.6 in the test repos and when I did I found that I can barely read the text in the gui now. It's a bright white background with light gray text. Ugh.

I'm using a dark theme and I found that starting Virtualbox like this helps a lot.
VirtualBox --style Fusion

Like that it's still a bright white background but the text is black and readable now. Yay, that's better.

But since I use a dark theme I'm wishing that it wasn't a bright white background. I couldn't find any documentation on the "--style" switch. I suspect Fusion is a QT theme or something anyway. Does anyone know if there is a different theme I can start it with that is a dark theme?

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Re: Virtualbox 6 dark theme issues

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Post by AK-47 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:44 am

Wow, I didn't know about this. Thanks for mentioning this feature, works with 6.0.8 too. It still gives my eyes quite a shock (that's why I use the dark theme in the first place) but at least the text is now readable. :number1:
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Re: Virtualbox 6 dark theme issues

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Post by manyroads » Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 am

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Re: Virtualbox 6 dark theme issues

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Post by Stevo » Sat May 18, 2019 4:19 pm

--style gtk

and

--style qt

also work. If you mess around with the second and qt5ct, you can even get it to display in a dark theme.

Did you check out the forum thread for the 6.0.6 update?

Or we have an update to the 5.2.28 release in the experimental repo, which just follows the theme automatically.

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Re: Virtualbox 6 dark theme issues

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Post by Stevo » Sat May 18, 2019 7:45 pm

Actually, I just sent up 5.2.30 to replace 5.2.28 in the experimental repo. Works fine so far for me.

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