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XD dark mode still NOT available

Explorer ,
Mar 01, 2020 Mar 01, 2020

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I'm a Creative Suite subscriber, and have been for more than a decade. About three years ago I installed XD on my Windows PC and bought an online course to get up to speed. The instructor was using a Mac, and showed how easy it was to change the default UI from gray text on a white background to dark mode (as I do with all other Adobe applications). However, the UI is different on Windows compared to Mac, and there's no way to set XD to dark mode. Gray text on a white background causes eye strain, and I immediately dumped XD as an unusable tool for my requirements.

 

A request for dark mode for XD has apparently been active since 2016. This makes me wonder whether the developers are listening or whether they are some sort of Mac snobs. Why would the UI be different on Windows compared to use on a Mac platform? Will users on Windows ever be able to set XD preferences to dark mode?

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New Here , Apr 21, 2020 Apr 21, 2020
This has been talked about since 2016, with thousands of votes and no real response unfortunately. I recently installed it because my Sketch licence ran out and was going to switch to XD. I'd rather pay for a software that the devs actually respond to the community. It's a sad sight that most companies developed a dark mode before it was released to the public in macOS, but for some reason this one is being ignored. Probably because it's free.  For those interested, here's the request from 2016:...

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 02, 2020 Mar 02, 2020

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There is no dark mode for XD on mac as well.. 😞

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Apr 21, 2020 Apr 21, 2020

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This has been talked about since 2016, with thousands of votes and no real response unfortunately. I recently installed it because my Sketch licence ran out and was going to switch to XD. I'd rather pay for a software that the devs actually respond to the community. It's a sad sight that most companies developed a dark mode before it was released to the public in macOS, but for some reason this one is being ignored. Probably because it's free. 

 

For those interested, here's the request from 2016: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12940362-dark-inte... 

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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I just found this thread after being up early and my screen is so bright I can barely look at it. Please Adobe … bring us some dark mode already! That's UX.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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I understand dark mode as white text on black background. On windows, I would recommend FoxitMobile reader for this feature. 

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Contributor ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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This topic is about a dark theme for Adobe XD's UI itself - I don't understand what a PDF reader has to do with this.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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Yeah - Adobe is a bit late to the game on a lot of XD features and functionality. While Adobe is making measuable progress it's astounding that requested features and offerings are already available by much smaller companies (ie: Sketch, Lunacy etc) 

A few items that are glaringly missing from the application as of todays date are...

  1.  Tabbed windows and a gather/merge windows feature.  
  2. Dark mode support (we don't stop working when the streetlights come on so let's go Adobe!)
  3.  Preferences (such as those found in other applications - we don't all have the same workflow) 

    Why do we not have any of these things in 2021? That's a question I haven't yet received an answer from Adobe on yet these features are available on other UX apps like Sketch for much less money. 

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Explorer ,
Apr 15, 2021 Apr 15, 2021

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Unfortunatelly you will not receive an answer. Adobe is a company that relies on the fact that they have a big  chunk of creators depending on them  and they will not answer comunity requests. Until real palpable competition comes around, these kind of decent and actually logical requests will be totally ignored.

 

Cheers and have a nice day.

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