You are writing a lot, maybe several hours per day? Then you might want to add a personal touch to your virtual writing studio. Ulysses offers several options to do so. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to customize Ulysses to your liking, to best spark creativity. We’re going to glance at all the screws you can turn. If you want to know how to do this on iOS, please head over to this article.
Are you one of those who love to work in dark mode? Please go ahead! If you switch your system to dark mode, Ulysses will follow along and change its appearance. Or would you prefer to use all of your other apps in light mode while writing in dark mode with Ulysses? Go to View › Appearance and make your choice: Match System, Light or Dark.
There’s also an option to switch only the editor to dark mode while keeping a light appearance for your library and sheet list, by selecting “Dark Theme” in the View menu. Please note that Ulysses remembers the appearance setting for windowed mode and full-screen mode individually.
Highlight can be set to either your current line, sentence or paragraph. If enabled, the rest of the text is still readable but fades into the background.
Fixed Scrolling fixes the current line vertically on one spot while you’re typing. You can choose this spot to be on the top, in the middle or at the bottom of the screen, or opt for variable. When using the latter, you can freely move your cursor with mouse or arrow keys. Only after you start typing the current line will remain fixed.
Mark Current Line puts a light grey tint under the line you’re currently writing.
You can switch themes via the Markup tab in Ulysses' Preferences.
Blanco by Federico De Obeso is a theme for purists: white background, black font – or the other way round, in the dark version. Very focused. (2)
If you found a theme that suits your taste, download it from the Style Exchange. In Ulysses’ preferences, go to the Markup tab, click on “Add Themes…”, and select it in Finder. The theme of your choice will now appear in the list of available themes and instantly start doing its job.