Display Style and Colors

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UI Color Configuration

The colors used for the user interface are selected with the User Interface > Display Theme preference. The default is to match the native look for the OS as much as possible. Or, you can select a color palette to apply to the UI. Both light and dark style palettes are available.

Editor Color Configuration

By default, the editor matches the display theme described above. This can be changed with the User Interface > Editor Theme preference, by selecting one of the available light or dark mode colors palettes. This affects editor background color and the color of markers on text such as the selection, debug run marker, caret line highlight, bookmarks, diff/merge annotations, and other configurable colors. Palettes also define 20 additional colors that appear in preferences menus that are used for selecting colors.

Most of the defaults set by the color palette preference can be overridden on a value-by-value basis in preferences. For example, the Editor > Selection/Caret > Selection Color preference is used to change the text selection color to a value other than the one specified in the selected color palette. Each such preference allows selection of a color from the current color palette, or an arbitrary color from a color chooser dialog.

In Wing Pro and Wing Personal, the colors used for syntax highlighting code in the editor can be configured separately, as described in Custom Syntax Coloring.

Add Color Palettes

Additional color palettes can be defined and stored in the palettes sub-directory of the Settings Directory. This directory must be created if it does not already exist. Example palettes are included in your Wing installation in resources/palettes. After adding a palette in this way, Wing must be restarted to make it available for use.