inkscape change surface color, how?

Asked by Andre Behrendt on 2018-12-03

I would like to change the user interface color from Inkscape white to black gray. how does it work?

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Depends. What is your Inkscape version, and what is your operating system?

Andre Behrendt (jabbathehut) said : #2

Hallo Hachmann

My Inkscape version is 0.91-7ubuntu2

I work with ubuntu 16.04

Am 03.12.18 um 22:17 schrieb Hachmann:
> Your question #676561 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/676561
>
> Hachmann posted a new comment:
> Depends. What is your Inkscape version, and what is your operating
> system?
>
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Then you need to change the theme by changing your desktop theme (for all applications).

For Inkscape compiled with GTK3 (which you do not have, and will only get for Inkscape 1.0, which isn't released yet), you will be able to set a GTK theme per application:
https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/14129/gtk-enable-set-dark-theme-on-a-per-application-basis

Aside from this, I would suggest you update your Inkscape version to 0.92.3:
https://inkscape.org/release/0.92.3/gnulinux/

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #4

Or if you only want a dark background for the drawing area, go to File > Document properties, and set the background color in the page tab.

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