i use Debian, with Mate Desktop window manager, and i use a dark theme
with it. In this theme, all large areas background are black or dark
gray, or some other dark color. The colors for fonts, foreground and
many symbols are very clear, and not necessarily pure white. Most
programs fit this setup well, they just inherit the user GUI theme when
they run; but some are made to have their own colors, instead of
anyone's colors - but the best ones have, at least, two themes. Telegram
(desktop version here, but both fit) is a program that has many themes
for us to choose, mostly divided between dark and clear ones - mine is
dark, as you could guess.
But inkscape is a program that really makes my eyes hurt after a few
minutes playing with it - unless i do an alternative counter measure.
Look at the attached screenshot. It has an inkscape window maximized in
my desktop, and a small project i did yesterday. This project is
basically a surrounding line for some text. I used a big background
rectangle *just to* keep the inkscape white background away from the
screen. It seems there is no setting for that color! At least, i did not
The black background rectangle worked yesterday. But what if i wanted to
make a project with a considerable transparent area?? Still in the
screenshot, we see the result of making that black rectangle 100%
transparent. It becomes white! It is not white, but white is what we see
for something transparent with nothing behind it. I want this "nothing
color" to be black, not pure white! Or even better: to be configurable.
What do you think? What should be the best paths for me to solve this
issue with Inkscape?