PeaZip fully support dark mode on macOS
and on Linux
Desktop Environments: Gnome
derivatives (DE such as Cinnamon
... dark mode is basically
supported by PeaZip on any system that is
correctly passing to the application the real system's colors.
To set PeaZip in dark
mode on Linux it is sufficient to set a dark theme for the desktop
environment, and most DE will pass correct colors to application's GUI,
menus, etc, next time PeaZip is started.
In the same way, to
set PeaZip in dark mode on macOS it is sufficient to set macOS in dark
mode: System Preferences > General, select "Dark" or "Auto" in
Screnshot: PeaZip in dark
mode on macOS
Screnshot: PeaZip in dark
mode on Linux (Mint)
PeaZip currently does not fully support Windows dark mode, which is
meant - by Microsoft design limitation - for UWP applications only.
Unlike versions of Windows prior than 10, applying Dark Mode theming
not changes system's colors values passed to Win32/Win64 applications,
but changes only colors passed to UWP apps.
Until Windows Dark Mode is implemented by Microsoft (alone) in this
bizarre and limited way, purposely passing wrong values for on screen
non-UWP apps, supporting it will need each non-UWP application to
replace the code for drawing each widget drawn by the system (e.g.
checkboxes, combo boxes, listviews, etc), overriding standard - proven,
stable, and optimized for speed - system drawing routines with custom
There are however
some possible workarounds in order to use PeaZip in
dark mode even on Windows 10+ systems.
1) Dark theme option
> Settings > Theme it is possible to set the program's GUI to
Dark, which will darken the colors within the limits to preserve
legibility of system-drawn widgets (which cannot be drawn by the
application in custom colors), as seen in next screenshot
2) High Contrast
: in system's
settings it is possible to set on of the pre-set high
contrast theme, which passes dark system colors (which can be further
customized, creating custom dark themes) to all non-UWP applications,
including PeaZip, as seen in following screenshot
PeaZip is a
platform file archiver software, supporting creation and extraction of
archive formats on Linux, Darwin/macOS, Windows and other operating
architectures combinations supported by Lazarus/FPC IDE.
compiled for Win32 or Win64,
it supports Microsoft Windows
systems, XP and Vista / 7 / 8.x / 10 family, both 32 bit and 64 bit
versions (64 bit Windows system can run both native Win64 version, or
32 bit version through WoW64 subsystem), and API compatible Wine /
The program can also be natively compiled, either with GTK2 or Qt
widget set, for Linux x86 and Linux x86-64, pre-packed as DEB
Ubuntu, Knoppix, ...), RPM (Fedora, Mandriva,
SUSE, Red Hat,
ArkLinux), TGZ (Slackware), and TAR.GZ (portable, installation not
Experimental versions exists
for ARM Linux and BSD.
of of PeaZip cross-platform file archiver software are available for
supported platforms, those
versions does not require installation and can be used simply unzipping
the program's folder to the desired directory, and starting the
application clicking on peazip executable.
required to open and extract WinAce
ACE files, is available for Windows
Linux platforms, both for installable and portable packages.
Plugin, alternative unrar engine (WinRar RAR5 format extraction is
out of the box), based on RarLab's unrar code, is available too for
Linux and Windows operating systems, both for portable and installable
packages. Pleaase note that RAR files
extraction is supported out of the box on all systems and does not
require installation of plugins or extra software.
ACE and RAR compression (creation) is not implemented due to licensing
of those formats, but PeaZip can create
RAR files if WinRar is installed on the same system..
Those packages, available for multiple platfroms supported by PeaZip,
requires separate download as they contains code
released under licenses not compatible with Open Source LGPLv3: UNACE, UNRAR / UNRAR5 Plugins for Linux and
taken running PeaZip on multiple patforms: Darwin / macOS,
MS Windows XP, Linux
GTK2 and Qt widget sets.
Synopsis: PeaZip file
manager / archive explorer screenshots, dark theme, high contrast mode.
File manager look and feel on various supported operating systems
(Linux; Windows) and widget sets (GTK, Qt, Win32)
Topics: Screenshots of
PeaZip file manager and archive browser GUI on different systems, dark
PeaZip > Screenshots
> File manager, archive browser