- 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.
Click on the small images below to learn more about each theme:
|Light theme||Dark theme||High Contrast theme||Classic theme|
- The theme to use can be selected at
- Options include a user defined Custom theme.
|Changing the color of the waveform
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.
This is similar to the Light theme, with the same buttons and icons, but given a dark twist. Dark themes are quite fashionable currently.
Some users with poor eyesight benefit from a high contrast that is 'eye-popping' for most people. Subtle shades do not 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.
The one you knew and loved long ago. 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.
The Custom theme to use can be chosen at.
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.