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  • Feedback No Dark Mode or Skins in PDF Reader 11. But users cannot use PDF Reader 10 as well!

    I have been using Foxit PDF Reader 10 for a few months now and was really happy with the experience. When Version 11 released, the app auto-updated and I was sad to find that a lot of the features that I was using (skins, dark mode) were not available anymore. I still had my installation file for Foxit 10, so I reinstalled Foxit 10 and I disabled updates on the app, and on Windows Services. Now it turns out that the app uninstalls itself since it cannot update.

    I am a student and I have online classes. I desperately need features like Dark Mode/Dark Skin. The 'Night Mode' on the app barely changes the text color (which can anyway already be changed in settings) and it leaves the entire UI unchanged when it is a bright white. I cannot pay $90 for the paid version of the app, but at least let me use the older version of the PDF Reader. Forcing users to take certain actions will not help anyone.

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    Abhinove ,I am sorry that Foxit PDF Reader and Foxit PDF Editor V11 all don't provide multiple skins for user's choice anymore.
    Regarding this situation, we have submitted the suggestion "Provide multiple skins for users' choice" as a new feature request to our product management team's reference with suggestion ID#PHANTOM-15673.
    To downgrade your Foxit Reader to V10,please uninstall the version 11 firstly and install V10 by downloading it from the link below:
    http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/product/reader/desktop/win/10.1.4/FoxitReader1014_L10N_Setup.exe

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    • #3
      I just want to +1 Abhinova's feedback. The UI changes in 11 disappoint me, especially making the whole title bar bright orange, with no option for dark mode. I'm glad you provided a downgrade link so I could go back to a version that doesn't hurt my eyes.

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      • #4
        Pellanor

        Sorry for the inconvenience. Your request has been added into the case#PHANTOM-15673.
        Before we get the skin back, you may use the previous version as workaround. Thanks for your kind understanding.





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        • #5
          How can I follow this case?

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          • #6
            You can report this case ID here or send it by creating one ticket to support team so we can search with this case ID and update the status for you.

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            • #7
              I have used foxit for over a decade now I think, & love it overall. Today I got the update & immediately wished for the dark skin to come back. The Orange is too bright & staring at screens alll day every little bit helps. Please bring the skin choices back!!!! Otherwise keep up the great work!

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              • #8
                Giph ,Sorry for the inconvenience caused by the lack of dark skin mode in the V11 version. I also already added your comments to the suggestion that we have previously submitted to our product management team (suggestion ID#PHANTOM-15673).

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                • #9
                  I have chronic eyesight degradation, so the new version is so bright I literally can't use it and the link to v10 in a prior post no longer leads to an installation file. It's not even an issue of "preferences" - I have to use another reader until you reinstate a dark mode, add skin customization, or provide a valid link to a prior version. This seems like a pretty negligent oversight on the part of whoever approved this new design.

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                  • #10
                    [email protected]

                    Your feedback has been forwarded to our team, they will add Change Skin back.

                    Now may I suggest install version10 as temp solution before we fix the issue ?

                    Sorry again for the trouble.



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                    • #11
                      +1 to get Dark Theme back.
                      Not everyone like to use bright and partly "acid" theme colors.

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                      • #12
                        I appreciate the link to an older version, but unfortunately it automatically updated to version 11 after a few days. This happened even though I made sure that auto-updates were disabled. Please don't force me to use adobe - it's terrible

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                        • #13
                          oldmancolin , Please click here to download and install the old version of Foxit Reader V10 which supports switching kin with the application. To make Foxit Reader V10 not update to newer version automatically,please do the following setting in it:
                          Go to "File"tab>"Preferenes">"Updater",please check the option "Do not download or install updates automatically",click on "OK" to save the setting.

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                          • #14
                            Hi, I use to install this to my clients most of the time as the best pdf reader so far for almost 5 years until V11. Btw I'm an IT guy in-charge in installing software on brand new and repaired windows based platform etc. I was just really disappointed that it drives me to make an account on this forum just to let the devs know about this issue. Same thing no skin and dark mode that is very important in convenience depending on the visual preference of the user. We badly need it. I hope you guys settle this to put it back on the newer versions to come. But for now I'll just stick to V10 and the rest of my installation. Please do me a favor, let me know once the skins from v10 is back on V11 that would be much appreciated. Thanks for this wonderful application.

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                            • #15
                              Thank you for your support for so many years. Dark mode will be added back in next release 11.1, please keep an eye on it.

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