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In this tutorial I’ll be going over how you can install the Inkscape dark theme found in version 1.0 as well as older versions 0.92.4 and 0.92.5. Before you proceed with this tutorial, please make sure that you know which version of Inkscape you’re working with and follow the instructions for that particular version.
If you don’t know which version you’re running, go to Help > About Inkscape.
Inkscape Dark Theme for Version 1.0 and Up
On May 5th, 2020 Inkscape released version 1.0. You can read more about all of the new features on the Wiki page here. One of the more highly anticipated features introduced in version 1.0 is a built-in dark theme!
|To activate Inkscape’s dark theme in versions 1.0 and above, open the Inkscape Preferences menu (control + shift + p) and then navigate to Interface > Theme and check the box that reads “use dark theme.”|
You can see how the new Inkscape dark theme works in the following video I made where I briefly went over some of the new features in version 1.0 (the dark theme segment starts at the 00:47 mark.)
The written instructions are as follows.
Step 1: Open Inkscape Preferences
The new dark theme in Inkscape version 1.0 is located in the Inkscape Preferences menu, which can be accessed by navigating to Edit > Preferences, or by pressing control + shift + p on your keyboard.
Here’s a snapshot of the Preferences menu…
Step 2: Select Your Preferred Theme
With the Preferences menu opened, navigate to Interface > Theme and check the box that reads “Use dark theme“.
Here’s how the new dark theme looks in Inkscape version 1.0…
There’s also other themes to choose from, as well and some redesigned icons, so be sure to browse through the library to find what you like best!
Inkscape Dark Theme for Version 0.92.4 and 0.92.5
Inkscape versions 0.92.4 and 0.92.5 do not come with a dark theme built in, so we’ll have to install it manually. Check the video tutorial below, or proceed to the written instructions.
Here is how the dark theme looks with updated icons…
The first step is to download the dark theme package here: Dark-theme-92.zip
This was originally shared on Gnome-Look by Abdullah Ragb, who was kind of enough to let me make a modified version for Windows users, using my own icon theme.
Please note that in the zipped folder there’s a sub folder titled “Original Files”. Those are the default theme files that Inkscape comes with in case you’d like to revert back at any point in the future.
Step 1: Replace Theme File
Go to Local Disc (C:) > Program Files > Inkscape > Share > Themes > MS-Windows > gtk-2.0
Once you’re in that folder, simply delete the file titled “gtkrc” and replace it with the gtkrc file from the “New Files” sub folder in the Dark-Theme-92 zip. Make sure to copy and paste the folder titled “ui” into that same directory as well.
UPDATE 3/5/2019: Many of you have remarked that you’d like the work space (the white canvas) to be dark as well, so I’ve created another brief tutorial for how to do so here.
Step 2: Replace Icons File
Now head over to Local Disc (C:) > Program Files > Inkscape > Share > Icons
Look for a file titled icons.svg and delete it. Now replace it with the icons.svg file from the Dark-Theme-92 zip. If you’d like to use those icon designs for the standard theme Inkscape comes with, you can download a copy for the light theme here.
If you currently have Inkscape running, close out of it and start it up again. Your dark theme should now be active!
If you have any questions or input, please leave a comment below. As always, thanks for watching!
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It may be that your OS is overriding the theme. The silver lining for you though is that as a Linux user, you have access to system-wide themes that can work on all of your applications rather than just Inkscape. When I used Ubuntu I liked to use the Vertex Dark theme, which made Inkscape (and every other application) dark.
i just updated to 1.0.1 and it brings some good functionality as duplicate guides, but a loooot of icons disapeared! they are really big and even in “smallest” option they are too big. any solution for this? i would like to go back to the theme in this post but can not find how…
Hi Nick, I am a huge fan of dark mode, but when I set it, and also change the background to dark, I have a dark page too. (probably has nothing to do with dark mode, just dark background)
In your video you seem to have the same white page (although rewatching I don’t see that. Hmmm… I am not sure where I saw that. I am bouncing around a little.)
But the point being, it’s a little difficult to work without the white page. I realise that I can put a white rectangle down first, and work on top of that.
Maybe it doesn’t matter too much, now I think about it.
But it seems strange, and I would like to know why.
I have Inkscape 1.0 on Windows 10
I’m doing the Celtic Knot tutorial and I’m stuck at the Stroke the Path part of the tutorial. You mentioned in your overview of Inkscape 1.0 the Stroke to Path stays filled. How does it become unfilled so I can finish the tutorial? Thanks and keep up the outstanding work.
Hi Nick! I’m a new fan of yours! BTW, the version of Inkscape I downloaded is 1.0 (4035a4fb49, 2020-05-01), is there still a way I can change it to dark mode in this version? I tried follow thru your instructions however, it shows a different folder under one folder. I tried to look for the file name but I can’t seem to find it.