Swell-Foop from today will use the dark Adwaita variant. The change is from Michael Catanzaro.
Use the dark theme
This was requested by Allan Day
Michael Catanzaro (patch)
The use of dark theme is hard-coded and we cannot change it from options
/src/swell-foop.vala .. Gtk.Settings.get_default ().set ("gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme", true); ..
The demarcation between dark & light applications is a proven failure, for the simple reason that 3rd party application developers use whatever they want, or they give the option to users to change the variant.
When GNOME had a brilliant idea to apply 2 theme variants for their apps, they don’t give to users the choice to swap variants (from light to dark & vice versa) individually on every app.
Small details, huge complains that impoverish the community.
- Even Fedora doesn’t respect GNOME guidelines. Terminal in Fedora is dark. There are dozens of such examples..
- There are many 3rd party themes. Some of them have quality dark variants, some poor, some none.
Set (GNOME) the default to whatever you think is appropriate, but let us (users) to choose what we think is better. Keep community happy!
Should we explain why personalization is important? Check on themes downloads, check what Google does..
By the way, except GNOME Terminal, EoG (Eye of GNOME) also let us to change the theme variant through a plugin –not settings. We need eog-plugins package.