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Old 12-16-2019, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default LOVE the new dark mode option in Reaper 6.02.....

.....but holy crap does it ever screw with Reaper's meters, and some plugins (as we were warned it might).

Hope one day this option will be usable, it looks SO good!!!
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:22 AM   #2
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Agreed! I love how now you can make your themes way more consistent. Before elements like the top of windows were controlled by the OS. Now, if we theme using colours from the OS dark mode you can achieve a more slick and consistent look across all windows in Reaper.

I'm using a modified version of INQUASAR DARK MATTER that is available on the stash. I've made it less sci-fi and easier to use:

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I'm using a modified version of INQUASAR DARK MATTER that is available on the stash. I've made it less sci-fi and easier to use:[/img]
Wow, that looks great! Have you had any issues so far with meters lagging or plugin GUIs lagging??
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:43 AM   #4
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Wow, that looks great! Have you had any issues so far with meters lagging or plugin GUIs lagging??
No, everything seems to run smooth for me, probably even better now Reaper has metal graphics support. I'm using non-standard mac hardware however, so I've got an i7 8700K 3.7Ghz 6 core CPU and AMD Vega 64 8Gb. Shouldn't have any issues with power like that. I think even if you aren't seeing the best results now, should only get better with further release versions.

I haven't tested all of my plugins and synths etc yet, probably a job for the holidays but the essential ones I use every day for work jobs function as normal. If there are issues just disable in the preferences and restart Reaper.
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If there are issues just disable in the preferences and restart Reaper.
Thanks! Yeah, have had to switch forced dark mode off for now unfortunately.
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Old 12-21-2019, 01:26 PM   #6
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I have Dark mode switched on and i am incredibly loving it.

Regarding any performance drop: can't really tell cause i am not running any large demanding Reaper projects atm, i don't experience any performance drop.

Reaper's support for the new OS X Metal graphical environment is problaby an utterly Hooray for many OSX users, regarding graphical performance !

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Where can I find this option? Mac only preference?
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:20 PM   #8
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Yes, AFAIK: Mac only.
And if you do run on mac: check Reaper Prefs > General > Advanced UI System tweaks > Allow 10.14+ Dark Mode.
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Old 12-22-2019, 04:27 AM   #9
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It's worth restarting Reaper also, and even if you change themes, since I've noticed not all elements of the GUI change straight away. Best to restart to make sure everything has loaded correctly.
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:01 PM   #10
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It seems like some of the deeper menus are not Dark Mode yet like the plugin selector, or Region Render Matrix...

But overall, Dark Mode is amazing.
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:29 AM   #11
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Some further dark mode good news is whilst some plugins will break, you can right-click a plugin in the FX browser and run it in bridge mode (under the 'run as' menu on mac) then 'separate process' or 'dedicated process'. It will run as a pop up window (that isn't dark) but it won't crash/hang anymore. Then please report this to manufacturers so hopefully those plugs will get fixed natively.
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