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I just installed new version 14.0.0.1003 on my Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) system. I do not like the dark theme that is the default. I find a lot of the screen text hard to read. I want a light background. I've searched the forum(s) and did find something that said this could be changed under the "Color and Font branch under Configuration" however that was from 2011 and there is no such choice under Options/Configuration or any of the listings there. I also found some discussions of a tool for themes but that referred to UltraEdit. How can I change this theme? As it stands now UC is almost unusable for me. :(
You should take a look on the New feature tour for UltraCompare for Windows.

Light themes are Modern Light and Classic selectable in menu View - Themes. A customization of the special theme Classic requires the selection of Custom on tab Application for the Application style.

The Manage Themes dialog lets the user select a theme and preview the look of UltraCompare with the selected theme before applying it permanently. In this dialog also all colors and some fonts can be set if the user wants to create his own UltraCompare theme and also preview them before saving it into the theme file.

As I'm still a fan of Windows 95 desktop theme and have configured my Windows 7 and Windows XP computers to look like Windows 95 as much as possible (Windows Classic theme with no visual effects enabled, color fading in title bars disabled, clear type disabled, mnemonic keys always underlined, no shadows), the UC/UE/UES Classic theme with Windows Classic is the application style I'm using.
Best regards from Austria
I'm running UltraEdit Professional Version 21.20.0.1014
and UltraCompare Professional Version 14.0.0.1011

Just installed UltraCompare 14 and the colour scheme had changed, to grey text on a grey background (which I find very difficult to read).

How do I change themes in UltraCompare 14 ?

I found some stuff explaining about themes, and the new features in UltraCompare 14, which said to find themes on the view menu, but my view menu in UltraCompare has the following in it ...

All
Just Differences
Just Matching
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Center On Difference
Show Output Window
Show Explorer & Sessions
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Show Line Numbers
Show Active Line Window
Show Tabs/Spaces
Show Previous File (greyed out)
Toggle Word-Wrap
Relational Lines Mode
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Browser View
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Synchronize
Refresh
Go (greyed out)

I cannot find anything in the menus about themes.
Right click on the main menu and left click on Manage Menu Configurations. Click on button Reset to update your main menu to newest version.

It looks like the main menu was not updated on first start after installing UC v14 for some unkown reason. You can do that also via Advanced - Options - Toolbars / Menus - Management.
Best regards from Austria
Thanks, Mofi.

I had to try several things, but eventually got the Themes menu available under the View Menu.
In case anyone else needs to know, I had to do this (or at least this is what worked for me):

  1. From the Options Menu, select Configuration.
  2. In the tree that appears, open "Toolbars / Menus" and click on Management.
  3. To the right of the tree, click Manage Toolbars, then Reset All, then Close.
  4. To the right of the tree, click Manage Menus, then Reset All, then Close.
  5. Click OK (to close configuration window).
I found the first item on the View menu is now Themes, however when I selected a different theme, it crashed and closed UltraCompare.
When I started UltraCompare again, it had returned to the original colors and everything seems OK.
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