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Audacity Clean Dark Theme 1.3 by Podel

Dance! Audacity clean Dark theme by Podel v1.3 Dance! 


26th August 2020 (1.3)
- New red colour choice
- UI is now a lighter shade of grey instead of black
- Rounded buttons on selection
- Removed blue outline on track selection

1st March 2020 (1.2)
- New colour choices (Blue, Green, Purple, Cyan, White)
- Coloured highlight when Solo/Mute button is selected
- Lighter grey timecode section above waveform

11th June 2019 (1.1)
- Fixed Spectro highlight colour
- New flat, simpler icons
- Lowered RGB value on white button colours
- Lowered contrast on red buttons
- Blue audio peaks in RMS mode

18th Nov 2017 (1.0)
- Initial release

Simple flat design, easy on the eyes.


1. Download Audacity 2.2.0 or later from here
2. Download this .zip and choose the colour you want.
3: Copy the "ImageCache.png" file from your chosen colour to C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Audacity\Theme

(AppData folder is usually hidden in Windows 10, so make sure to select "hidden items" in windows explorer view settings).

For earlier Windows versions, go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization. Select Folder Options, then select the View tab. Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.

3. Open Audacity > Edit > Preferences >Interface and set the theme to 'Custom'.

Quick Look video:…

Hope you enjoy!
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Didn't work for me on audacity 3.0.3 :(

Shyanne90's avatar

i made it pink.

I couldn't find a "themes" folder,so i made one.

I put the pic into the thems folder and set the theme to custom but it didnt work

change the name to "Theme" , without quotes, case sensitive. it should work then

thank you so much it looks dope

Great job! Thanks a lot!

Amazing! Well done.

And If you use Linux, copy the "ImageCache.png" file to ~/.audacity-data/Theme/

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PurplePanicAK's avatar

thanks ! awesome work !

Rainbeetles's avatar

I can't find where to download this? mind helpin me out?

Rainbeetles's avatar

You better tell us where you found it.

kinda bad that the window bar is still white. but thats windows's fault.

grymmjack's avatar

Thanks man. This is a great skin. Very much appreciate your efforts! Heart 3D

LoRdGokuUSSJ4's avatar

Great theme, but is there anyway the status bar, scroll bars, and drop down selection boxes could also be themed? They stand out like a sore thumb being the default bright white.

Podel1's avatar

I don't think they can be themed as it's part of the OS

largebastard69's avatar

i made a deviantart account just for you thank you podel

very nice theme

good audacity dark mode which doesn't make everything look like after effects cs6

Thank You ! Very much appreciated! I was tired of the same ole' colors! Audacity is Great! and you just made it better! and THANKS also to everyone who makes possible!

Thank you :) just what i was looking for

mine has no themes folder

Just add a themes folder. I didn't have one either but this worked.

nevermind, it's cause i have two users with my name for some reason and one of them didn't have the themes folder

the purple isnt working :(

its white

Podel1's avatar

What version of audacity are you on?

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