Themes

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Audacity now comes supplied with four pre-configured, user-selectable themes. This enables you to choose the look and feel you prefer for Audacity's interface.
  • In addition to the four pre-configured themes there is also a Custom theme. By default it looks the same as Classic theme - but, if you have the right programming skills and tools, you can use this template to create your own theme. Instuctions for how to do this may be found in the Audacity Wiki.

Contents

Click on the small images below to learn more about each theme:

       Theme Light.png      Theme Dark.png      Theme Hi Contrast.png      Theme Classic.png
       Light theme      Dark theme      High Contrast theme      Classic theme


The theme to use can be selected at Edit > Preferences > Interface and includes the option of a Custom theme.

Light

This is a light theme loosely based on the look and feel of earlier Audacity versions.

But given a contemporary twist with more modern-looking buttons and icons.

Theme Light.png


Dark

This is similar to the Light theme, with the same buttons and icons, but given a dark twist. Dark themes are quite fashionable currently.

Theme Dark.png


High Contrast

Some users with poor eyesight benefit from a high contrast that is 'eye-popping' for most people. Subtle shades don't work for them.

The idea is this new theme would be used with a system theme that is high contrast black.

It is intended to work well with Windows 10 High Contrast #2, as that seems to give the largest contrast of all the black variants.

Theme Hi Contrast.png


Classic

The one you know and loved. This theme is a re-creation of the look and feel of earlier Audacity versions.

It is for those who want to stick with Audacity as it always used to be.

Theme Classic.png


Custom theme

The Custom theme to use can be chosen at Edit > Preferences > Interface.

By default the custom theme looks the same as Classic theme - but, if you have the right programming skills and tools, you can use this template to create your own theme. Instructions for how to do this may be found in the Audacity Wiki.