User GuidesSnapGene User Guide PreferencesConfigure Dark Mode and Background Color

Configure Dark Mode and Background Color

How do I configure Dark Mode and the background color in SnapGene?

SnapGene 6.1 and later are able to display in "Dark Mode".

Open Preferences

Click SnapGene → Preferences (macOS) or Edit → Preferences (Windows or Linux).  Select "General" in the sidebar.

Set the SnapGene Appearance

Click the "Appearance" drop down menu and choose between:

  • System - Choose this option to have SnapGene conform to your operating system (OS) Dark Mode settings. This is the default option.
  • Light - Run SnapGene in "light" mode regardless of the OS dark mode settings.
  • Dark - Run SnapGene in "Dark" mode regardless of the OS dark mode settings.

Click the "Background color" dropdown menu to choose from a range of colors suited to Dark or Light mode, or click "More Colors..." to set a custom color.

Continue your work in SnapGene Dark Mode.