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I just installed LyX (2.3.6.2) on MacOS Big Sur (11.4). However, the background is dark. I want to set it to the default background settings. I tried to play with Colors in Look&Feel but it doesn't seem to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Strange, changing the "background" color in Look & Feel works for me. After you select the color and press OK, maybe try to restart and see ic that helps?
    – scottkosty
    Jun 3 at 3:53
  • Thanks It is working when I only deselect "Use System Colors". Otherwise, it is always dark.
    – esmao
    Jun 3 at 7:30
  • Ah yes. I suggest you open a ticket on lyx.org/trac and link to that ticket here. I think it could be improved. From what I understand from lyx.org/trac/changeset/35096/lyxsvn LyX overrides the manual colors with the system colors, which is surprising to the user.
    – scottkosty
    Jun 3 at 16:17
  • Oh, I see. OK, thanks for the suggestion!
    – esmao
    Jun 4 at 13:33

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