[SOLVED] Changing header.text.color has no effect in Arduino 1.8.16

Hello everybody,

first of all: @ the whole Arduino-Developper-Team:
a big

thank you

for your work. Most of it is really good.

It turned out to be a windows-"BUG". Slap my hand to the forehead.
Windows was re-arranging my desktop-shortcuts and this made me click on the wrong shortcut (of the old Arduino 1.8.16-portable. This means I was starting an IDE where I did NOT change the theme.txt / and the default.xml-file.

As a consequence I will change the Icon-Picture and the text of the old version

Please excuse me I apologise for head-scratching

I want to point to something I have difficulties with.

I start a new thread because to me this seems a general problem.
Either a real bug in Ardunio-IDE Version 1.8.16 or some kind of a
A poorly thought out solution requiering more than one file at one location or something of the portable-file gets overwritten by the "standard"-file

I used to use Arduino-IDE 1.8.13 with a dark colortheme that looks like this


the correspnding part of the Theme.txt-file for the blue color of the file-tabs is this

# F:\MyPortable-PRgs\arduino1.8.13\portable\sketchbook\theme\theme.txt

# GUI - TABS
# settings for the tabs at the top
# (tab images are stored in the lib/theme folder)
header.bgcolor = #a2a2a2
header.text.selected.color = #02527b
header.text.unselected.color = #4d4d4d
header.text.font = SansSerif,plain,14

where the line
header.text.selected.color = #02527b sets the color for the tab-text.

Now if a use the exact same theme.txt-file in an Arduino-IDE Version 1.8.16
the tab-text-color stays white

grafik

As you can see it uses the same color-values

# F:\MyPortable-PRgs\arduino-1.8.16-newb\portable\sketchbook\theme\theme.txt

# GUI - TABS
# settings for the tabs at the top
# (tab images are stored in the lib/theme folder)
header.bgcolor = #a2a2a2
header.text.selected.color = #02527b
header.text.unselected.color = #4d4d4d
header.text.font = SansSerif,plain,14

but it has no effect! The tab-text-color stays white.

Half a year ago I had a struggle with these theme.txt and default.xml-files too.
Somebody mentioned "just delete the "standard"-file at its standard-location and keep the files under the "portable" folder.
This was not working at all. For some strange reason with the theme.txt and default.xml deleted
in the "standard"-file at its standard-location it did not work at all.

So for some strange reasons the IDE needs the files in both locations. One for initialisation one for adjusting the colors. And this is what I call a clumsy A poorly thought out solution

Can somebody confirm this problem?
Does anybody know of a work-around to get the color changed?

If I can communicate this on a more direct way to the IDE-Develpment-Team please post a link.

best regards Stefan

The solution is: change the theme.txt and the default.xml-file of

that

Arduino-IDE you work with (and not with another one)

best regards Stefan

Edit: ah ! This looks like easy to identify