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Is there a way to personalize the user interface / colors ?

florian_fordflorian_ford Member Posts: 54 ✭✭
edited July 2018 in Community Support
Hello OnShape team, I am tring a second time to get into OnShape and I would like to have the option to not only have a dark theme available but to move things around or collapse (ex the feature tree when not used and bring it on with a shortcut or mouse touching that side of the screen).

Is this possible or any plan for such personalization options?

Thank you. 


  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,354 PRO
    I know dark theme has be brought up before, but Onshape has basically said your web browser can handle all of that so use the builtin themes.
    Honestly I don't think this is good enough either. It requires a lot of messing about trying to get that hack to look good. In the end I just gave up and went back to white default, and switched SolidWorks back to Light theme so it's not that shocking switching back and fourth.

    As for the feature tree collapse, submit an improvement request and see if anyone gives it some up votes.
  • victor_ragusilavictor_ragusila Member Posts: 7 PRO
    I can get the browser (Chrome) to be nice and dark, but I cant get the background color in Onshape to be dark. Any ideas how to do it in Chrome?
  • Paul_J_PremakumarPaul_J_Premakumar Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 180
    @victor_ragusila : If you mean changing the color of the modeling area where the graphics are rendered, this cannot be done via a browser setting. This is an HTML5 Canvas element and its color gets side programmatically.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,354 PRO
  • adam_gearyadam_geary Member Posts: 26 PRO
    I'd like to report that the Night Eye extension for FF and Chrome has been updated in such a way that now Onshape looks pretty great in dark mode.  Everything is darkened, even the workspace and the tool icons are still fairly legible.  It's a paid extension, but this just made it a lifetime buy for me.
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