I decided to gain some Android skillz by trying to improve the UI of this app, which has a decent, intutive UX but not a very welcoming and sleek UI. Anyways, here's a note to self (and anybody else that may find this) on how to make the AppCompat ActionBar from a Lollipop-like colored background with white text into a white background with dark text that takes less focus.
- Change the parent of the app style to
Theme.AppCompat.Light. This makes the text and buttons dark.
- Create a style for the ActionBar with an
android.background property set to
- Apply this style to the app style with the property
android:actionBarStyle if it works.
At least that's how it worked for me.
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