Phos Light theme

Phos Light theme 2018-02-20

Phos Light theme for OBS Studio UI.

Greenish theme for OBS Studio (v21.0.1 and up).
Phos Light as 7z archive:

Phos Light.7z (~0.4 MBytes)

archive MD5: A11FB44451E4476E1208768470A318C4
archive SHA256: 79F0BEBB86F22645516A654F1D966CBBB69769E7968437C72656029541C9DB9F

How to install?
  1. Open OBS Studio main menu File>Show Settings Folder
  2. File explorer should open application's settings folder, there you need to create new folder named "themes" (if you already have one - just ignore this)
  3. Download Phos Light.7z archive and unpack the file Phos Light.qss and the folder PhosL to the folder themes(from p.2)
    • ...
    • profiler_data
    • themes
      • PhosL
      • Phos Light.qss
    • updates
    • ...
  4. Restart OBS Studio. New theme should appear under the Settings>General>Theme named "Phos Light"
  5. Choose the "Phos Light" theme and if required - restart OBS Studio to save the changes.
Was tested on Windows platform only.
Known issues(I), short info(SI) and possible workaround(PW) under the spoiler:

I: Menus text is not aligned, in some places only.
SI: (QTBUG-90242). Checkable menus are shifted to the right. Qt 5.14-5.15 only affected.
PW: The OBS 27.0.0 for Windows uses Qt 5.15.2 and fully affected by this issue. Previous builds of the OBS for Windows shipped with the Qt 5.10.1 (no bug). Developers of the Qt says that v6+ may solve this. No workaround found.​

I: Sources icons are missing.
SI: Phos is so old theme that they simply turns into a sand...​
PW: Use default theme. This was my decision to not draw small gems. In other words: "Kann verbrennen, kann dich blenden...".​

I: Docked tab's text may clip if pane's size too small.
SI: (QTBUG-50637) At least Qt 5.15.0 needed to solve this.
PW: Resize docked pane to make the tabs text fully visible. The OBS 27.0.0 for Windows uses Qt 5.15.2 and not affected by this issue​

I: Some icons were left from the default theme (tray icon, "no sources" background image...) but tools and buttons has new look.
SI: Tray icon was considered by developers to be dark... always.​
PW: Recompile application using different set of the base icons.​

I: Docked tabs has different outlook. No border.
SI: Limitation of the Qt styling for the docked tabs. The pane covered/substituted by general widget.​
PW: Use "default" theme.​

I: The sources pane and filters list has strange bright color for selection ("Phos Light" theme). It differ a lot from all other UI.
SI: The part of the code to allow text color inversion (in labels) is missing. The item's own text field is empty and never used, thus standard method doesn't work.​
PW: No workaround found. Changes to source code required.​

I: Audio and Advanced pages from the Settings has colored warnings messages at the bottom and the warning triangle sign picture is missing.
SI: This is in the code - because of long development. Usually, when you program things too long - some strange strings were written in the code and then forgotten.​
PW: Changes in the code required. I did some style overriding whenever it was possible, but this all I can do right now.​

I: When switching between the themes some part of the interface has previous color tint, for example Volume Meter ticks.
SI: Application uses custom methods to handle some UI drawing, so styles not updated.​
PW: Restart OBS Studio after new theme applied.​

I: Disabled drop-down list (for example Rescale Output) looks way different when it becomes enabled and editable. Thin or something like this.
SI: I have only guess on this. This is all about Qt that is used in OBS Studio. The QComboBox widget (editable drop-down list) consist of few elements/classes and some sub-elements doesn't inherits the state of the main widget when its state changes from disabled to enabled. They are drawn disabled (as QLineEdit) or Qt caches this style. The reverse - when widget was created "enabled", the transition: enable-disable-enable - acts normal.​
PW: No workaround found up to Qt 5.15.2. Maybe Qt bug or I did spend too much time on this stylesheet programming and thus miss obvious solution...​

Let me know if you have better solutions of the known problems that fits the stylesheet programming.

Sources to modify this theme:
Phos source folder (~1.8 MBytes to download, compressed into "Phos themes for obs.7z" file)
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