Important to understand:
THEME : different 'border' colours, toolbar icons and different dialog colours.
STYLE : settings in the Application-Settings dialog: e.g. the colour of each element, icon and text-size, ...
The active Theme and Styling (your user preferences) on a PC become the default Theme and Style on that PC each time you exit and restart MechDesigner.
You cannot edit a theme. You can only load Themes.
There are two major Theme options.
Use Edit menu > Application-Settings > General tab > Theme Options : Target Theme to load the Theme.
Charcoal Dark Slate : this theme has Dark borders, menus and dialogs with contrasting toolbars icons.
Windows10 : this theme has Light borders, menus and dialogs, with contrasting colours for the icons.
If you load a Theme, then optionally [but recommended], use the Load button [at the bottom of the Application-Settings dialog] to load a style:
Dark Style : recommended for the Charcoal Dark Slate theme
Light Styles : recommended for the Windows10 theme
These simply apply settings that contrast reasonably well with the Theme.
In addition to the Theme and Style, you can edit other settings: e.g.: icon size, text size, element colours, number format, ...
The Theme, Style, and new settings are saved to the MechDesigner.ini* file when you exit MechDesigner to become the new default settings.
The MechDesigner.ini file loads your preferred settings each time you start MechDesigner.
You may want to save your Theme, Style and Settings if:
|•||different designers use the same PC, and you and they have different preferences|
|•||you want to take your preference to a different PC|
|•||you want to distribute the preferences to different PCs for a company-wide application environment.|
Use the Save button to save the preferences to a named-style.xml.
Use the LOAD button to apply the named-style.xml to your preferences and settings. They become the default when you exit MechDesigner.
Copy and distributed the named-style.xml file to other PCs.
Rename named-style.xml to Company-Style.xml , to become a company-style, for example.
Each user must use the Load button to make this the active style and default on the PC, of course.
* See Files on your PC
Themes, Style and Settings: Edit Style