Automatically switch MuseScore's theme along with macOS's dark mode

• Aug 15, 2020 - 08:00
Ergonomical (UX)
S5 - Suggestion

Some apps that have a light and a dark theme, also offer an option to follow the dark mode of the operating system, so that the app switches to dark when the system does so. It could be nice to have that also in MuseScore. So beside "Light" and "Dark", a theme called "System" or "Automatically" could be added.


Status fixed active

Hm, it does not seem to work. I only see options for dark and light themes, and when I switch the system to dark mode, MuseScore doesn't change. Restarting MuseScore or resetting preferences also does not change anything...
Maybe also relevant: even when I manually set the theme to Dark, the top bar, containing the window title, stays light.
I am using MuseScore 3.5 (downloaded from on macOS 10.15.6.
Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, I can't upload a screen recording here... should I send it in the developer chat?

Which version are you using? MuseScore and macOS?
A complete dark mode is not possible, for to stay compatible with the older macOS veesions 10.10 and 10.11 IIRC, @anatoly_os?

I'll try to reproduce tomorrow. Afair, it has been working correctly and automatically switches to dark theme if the dark theme is the current theme on macOS since... 3.2, yes.

Status PR created fixed

Fixed in branch 3.x, commit beaf03cabf

_Fix #309133 - Add "System" theme for macOS

So that users have the option to let MuseScore switch its theme
along with the system's Dark Mode_

Fix version