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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 30, 2020

ACS - make panel colors configurable

When using different colors on desktop (like dark mode or dark themes in Linux desktops like Ubuntu) panels become hardly, to nearly un-readable.

Please add options to configure colors used in panels.
See attached doc for screenshot samples.

Use Case:

We could customize panels and colors to fit users needs.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 15, 2023

    I'd like to add my vote for this idea. ACS looks terrible when running in dark mode and Run SQL scripts is nearly unusable.

  • Guest
    Feb 10, 2022

    I'm runnng on Wind 10. The choice of orange for text fields in the editor is hard to read (at least for me).
    As is the reverse imaging of errors.
    Examples here:
    It would be really nice to be able to customize them.

  • Guest
    Oct 2, 2020

    Attachment (Description): I am voting for this, you bet! But if you're using GTK3, I have a work around (hack!) for java applications that ignore LAF, GTK_THEME envvars and so on... Create a folder, any folder... > mkdir -p "$HOME/.local/hacks/share/themes" Now copy the light version of the theme you are using, to that folder... > cp -R "/usr/share/themes/Adwaita" "$HOME/.local/hacks/share/themes/" Rename that theme, to the name of the theme you are using > mv "$HOME/.local/hacks/share/themes/Adwaita" "$HOME/.local/hacks/share/themes/Adwaita-dark" Now start ACS, using that hack folder... GTK_DATA_PREFIX="$HOME/.local/hacks" java -jar /opt/ibm/iAccessClientSolutions/acsbundle.jar At least this way, us dark users can read what is on the screen.

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2020

    IBM understands this request and will consider it for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied.

  • Guest
    May 4, 2020

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Apr 30, 2020

    Attachment (Description): Screenshot


Fix dark mode in Access Client Solution

If you set dark mode on your workstation then the client text is barely readable. Use Case: I've added a screen shot showing what it looks like on Ubuntu
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration