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[Suggestion] Dark Mode/Theme UI for Windows



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Hello Kaspersky Community,

Thank you very much @Anton Mefodys and @Igor Kurzin for posting to this thread. But you know, Igor, that what you're suggesting isn't a solution. The "Custom Design Theme" isn't a solution.

The solution is one and only, Kaspersky must add dark mode in every Kaspersky product. I don't understand why Kaspersky hasn't implemented dark mode to their products yet, even when many users are requesting it here in the Community, and I believe that you might have many requests and suggestions about the dark mode at your Support as well. At last, Kaspersky really has to do something and add dark mode in every Kaspersky product.

These days, dark mode is everywhere (Windows, apps, sites, everywhere). Why can't Kaspersky understand that?

Every one is asking for the dark mode's addition for their own personal purposes.
Many people, like me, have a problem with our eyes and this white colour makes our lives difficult and it's very inconvenient as well. How shall I put this, white colour/light mode is really uncomfortable and hurts our eyes.

Kaspersky is a big company and they should listen, understand and respect their costumers and their needs. So, I believe that Kaspersky will implement dark mode to their products and that must happen as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance and sorry for any inconvenience.

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Omg why so much pain.  Will it be so hard and shameful if they just added the option dark mode before the custom theme. Like the customer needs to do many things. And its hard.

Sorry, @Hope kronos , I do not know. I am just trying to do what I can, with what I have, where I am.
Apart from the solution above, and the paraphrasing of the great Roosevelt, I could have offered another working American concept - "foot voting", but it looks like you might have already switched to a different product. Yet, if you are interested in my solution, feel free to DM.

 
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Omg why so much pain.  Will it be so hard and shameful if they just added the option dark mode before the custom theme. Like the customer needs to do many things. And its hard.

Sorry, @Hope kronos , I do not know. I am just trying to do what I can, with what I have, where I am.
Apart from the solution above, and the paraphrasing of the great Roosevelt, I could have offered another working American concept - "foot voting", but it looks like you might have already switched to a different product. Yet, if you are interested in my solution, feel free to DM.

 
 

I didnt switch 

 

 

Of course, it didn’t switch. Because here is no dark mode in KIS 21.2 at this time. Every single element’s colour is hardcoded. There is no magic bullet. Somebody (Kaspersky staff or an individual theme maker needs to go in and manually adjust EACH tiny element in over 20 files. Hense, custom themes.
My CUSTOM THEME solution is being verified by one of the KL staff members. 

 
 
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Hi, in some regions (not in all) there is an option to use a custom theme:

The theme presets are not available in current version, themes are to be created by the users. 

Here is an instrucion (unfortunately, only in Russian; you can translate, e.g. via Chrome ): 

https://www.kaspersky.ru/blog/skin-customization/?_ga=2.198344102.801365570.1610342970-128086556.1605095703

 

Not available and thus i am here heart broken. All alone in a light universe.

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Hello @Hope kronos

Welcome back!

The Customer design theme has been released in the Russian regions for a considerable time, none of us understand why it has not been released across the globe & Kaspersky is not saying. 

  1. You have the Customer design theme option, have you tried creating a skin?
  2. What happens? 
  3. Which region are you located in? 

Please let us know? 

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale:+:whale2:

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Hello @Hope kronos

Welcome back!

The Customer design theme has been released in the Russian regions for a considerable time, none of us understand why it has not been released across the globe & Kaspersky is not saying. 

  1. You have the Customer design theme option, have you tried creating a skin?
  2. What happens? 
  3. Which region are you located in? 

Please let us know? 

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale:+:whale2:

I am not in Russia. And the option isnt available globally. Even though for macos its available. And if i am right its not available in any other global countries near India or Singapore or Malaysia or Japan,etc . Not so sure about America though. I know its in russian regions but dont know why so much time is needed like macos users are getting full experience and also other anti virus users are also getting dark mode globally for example bitdefender and avira. I am a fan of kaspersky but the lack of dark mode really hurts my eyes. And its not like kaspersky dont have dark mode they have it but only in macos(globally). Even the option for Customer design theme is not available for us globally.

Thanks.

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Hello @Hope kronos

Thank you for posting back:ok_hand_tone3:

We know the option is not available globally, it should be, that’s the problem. 

We logged a case Feb 15th 2020, we’re still waiting. 

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale:+:whale2:

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Hi, in some regions (not in all) there is an option to use a custom theme:

The theme presets are not available in current version, themes are to be created by the users. 

Here is an instrucion (unfortunately, only in Russian; you can translate, e.g. via Chrome ): 

https://www.kaspersky.ru/blog/skin-customization/?_ga=2.198344102.801365570.1610342970-128086556.1605095703

 

Not available and thus i am here heart broken. All alone in a light universe.

I tried it also it doesnt work. I downloaded the russian version then changed the language to english then tried everything. But it doesnt work i cant make it in dark mode. It used to work with the previous version of the kaspersky internet security. I saw it many people could do it in their previous version but it really doesnt work in the current one. I spent whole one day but the results werent satisfying i ended up in depression after i couldnt do it. :sob:

I followed the instructions correctly and it worked. My eyes will finally rest from the glare of the standard interface. Thank you very much.

I found the solution on this page here in the community, just follow the tutorial correctly.

Blinding eyes? Never!

Here is the solution: [Suggestion] Dark Mode/Theme UI for Windows | Kaspersky Community

 

 

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Do we have any news, do you know if the dark mode will be added in the Kaspersky products in the upcoming version 21 MR4? I hope it will happen, because dark mode is not just a feature but a necessity.

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DOWNLOAD – files attached 

UNOFFICIAL CUSTOM DARK THEME for KIS 21.2 and 21.3 (Windows) 

VERSION 2 (fixed Settings menu list for 21.3)

I was asked to include the following text by a KL staff member. 

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--This theme is unofficial, untested by Kaspersky Lab, 3rd party custom theme. Install at your own risk. -- 

Creation of a system restore point is recommended before proceeding. 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-a-system-restore-point-77e02e2a-3298-c869-9974-ef5658ea3be9 

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Feel free to modify this theme using the instructions for personal, non-commercial use. 

 

Difference from Release 1 from this post:
ListBoxItemText.style file has been added. This is KIS 21.3 file that fixed the problem with white menu in Unofficial Dark Theme Release 1. If you have installed the first version, you can just download the missing file (as usual Self-Defense need to be disabled, KIS exited to add the file to the customskin\resources\en\dictionaries folder).
 

Attached is the entire Release2 and the patch that has just a missing file from Release 1.
 

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It works thanks ☺😊☺😊

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Failing that, is it possible to let high contrast theme set colour for Kaspersky? It’s what has happened with my other apps, but understand it might be disallowed for security.

i asked for this in 2018 or 2019 can’t recall but they said they will work on it and guess what not even a peep about it to this day where is your word kaspersky  “ADD IT”!

1 - Why was the animation icon created when updating and scanning?

2 -    I could put the theme dark. would be a good option for eyesight

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hi @Hope kronos , so you managed to get the option “Use custom design theme” after installing the RU version of the product? You tried the steps from this article with version 2021? 
https://www.kaspersky.ru/blog/skin-customization/

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My one looks like this 

and the one shown in the website looks like this given below:
 

Even after that I tried with the new one the functions are a lot different. At a point i became clueless like it was so different and even after i tried nothing did happen. I even edited the code in skins but nothing really matters. 

Hello.

I find that the current light scheme is excellent and far easier to read with my varifocal glasses.

 

i liked the gray look better than the full black if you could post that it would be great, thanks!

My whole Computer is in Dark Mode, please implement this feature in Kaspersky products

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Do we have any news, do you know if the dark mode will be added in the Kaspersky products in the upcoming version 21 MR4? I hope it will happen, because dark mode is not just a feature but a necessity.

The issue is apparently registered (Reference K-Lab 2812299). I followed up, but no reply so far.

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