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Wow, I really like the color of the Mac GUI here. I would like to see the Windows version with the options to change to those colors.

LoL, I know you cannot please everyone. 😜

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Greetings,

Yes, that is the now-infamous 'Dark Mode' theme which was released with the latest major version of Malwarebytes for Mac but sadly was not included in the major Malwarebytes for Windows release published around the same time.  The Product team has commented on this and explained that they unfortunately just didn't have time to squeeze in the new theme for the Windows version in light of all the other major changes, enhancements and fixes that went into the Windows release so it came down to a matter of weighing priorities and making difficult decisions on which features to cut and which ones to keep given the specified timeframe and estimated effort on the part of the Developers to complete the planned feature list and bugfix list for the release.

With that said, there is still hope.  That same member of the Product team (a former co-worker of mine and all around awesome individual named Becky Dubrow) also stated that they are also envious of the sharp looking Dark Mode theme on the Mac version and have plans to replicate it in the Windows version sometime in the future, though the exact ETA is unknown though I expect it will likely either come with the next major UI/UX focused release (usually relegated to major point/number releases such as 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 etc. with a few exceptions), or they might just sneak it into one of the upcoming CU's or normal/less 'major' product version releases so I would advise keeping an eye on the changelogs and release notes here on the forums and on the Malwarebytes Support site, and of course keep your Malwarebytes up to date and check it on occasion to see if any of the product version numbers have changed or if any major update is being installed to see if the setting for the Dark Mode theme is included.  I don't know where exactly it would appear within the UI, however my slightly educated guess would be either under 'General' or the new 'Display' tab in settings (with the latter being my own personal preference as the classification fits and it would be nice to have more than just the one setting under that tab).

Anyway, I will inform the Product team that another customer has seen how much greener the grass is on the Mac side of things right now where they get to enjoy all that sweet Dark Mode bliss while we PC users are forced to just look at pictures of the pretty theme without being able to use it for the moment.

If you have any further suggestions, feedback or ideas please don't hesitate to let us know.

Thanks

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By the way, it gets much, much worse.  The post that you linked to only showed images of what the various settings pages/tabs look like, but if you want to see something truly spectacular and cool looking (at least in my opinion), check out the main dashboard on the Mac version's Dark Mode theme as illustrated in this topic.

I saw it when originally posted and wept a little, and once I found out it was not included in/could not be enabled in the Windows version I wept a lot :P 

All joking aside, it really does look awesome and whoever chose the palette and layout for the theme, especially that blue with those dark greys, it just looks amazing and they should be very proud of themselves, at least in my opinion.

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On 2/19/2020 at 8:44 PM, exile360 said:

By the way, it gets much, much worse.  The post that you linked to only showed images of what the various settings pages/tabs look like, but if you want to see something truly spectacular and cool looking (at least in my opinion), check out the main dashboard on the Mac version's Dark Mode theme as illustrated in this topic.

I saw it when originally posted and wept a little, and once I found out it was not included in/could not be enabled in the Windows version I wept a lot :P 

All joking aside, it really does look awesome and whoever chose the palette and layout for the theme, especially that blue with those dark greys, it just looks amazing and they should be very proud of themselves, at least in my opinion.

@exile360 I have to agree that I really like the dark mode theme even tho they have proved that dark on light is better for your eyes but Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :P

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Hehe, I didn't know about that, though it doesn't surprise me.  Back when I was a kid I would mess with my brother's computer (back in the early days of dialup) and since I didn't really 'do internetz' yet, I had to amuse myself with what was installed locally on the PC, and inevitably once I got bored of Minesweeper and Chicken Invaders (the original one, great game by the way if you haven't played it, it's like Galaga with chickens and lots of powerups and eggs that are bombs and a great sense of humor) I would inevitably arrive at messing with the desktop theme and I almost always created some monstrous, dark theme with red and vivid blue and orange title bar gradients and as soon as he returned home from work and saw the computer he would just say "Great, now change it back!" and so I had to do away with my precious, cool, metal 'dark' theme.

With that said, I do often find that swapping light for dark mode does help with my headaches and eye soreness often enough that I have adopted dark themes for most of the main websites I visit and some of my key applications where I can.  I know I heard blue light hurts your eyes and my monitor even has a 'blue light filter' function built into it allowing me to set various modes of blue reduction in the image (which really just looks like turning down the blue color slider to various degrees in my opinion) and do notice that it helps sometimes when I'm having a migraine and need to keep working.

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