1. AC Question's Avatar
    How do I set the Google Clock app to have a black background and change the aweful red buttons/switches to something that actually looks good? Basically, I want the clock from KitKat back.
    08-30-2015 09:26 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which device do you have? If there are no settings in the Clock app's menu for that, then you can't do it. The alternative is to try various different 3rd party apps on Google Play Store until you find one you prefer.
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    08-31-2015 12:20 AM
  3. fysiks's Avatar
    I have a Moto X and there are no options in the Google clock to change the colors. I don't understand why Google would force such a horrible color scheme/horrible time-based color changing on everybody and not allow them to change it.

    Is there a way to get the original clock app from KitKat? (or whatever version came before the monstrosity that it currently is)

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    08-31-2015 07:55 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    A lot was written about Material Design when Google was developing the design language--you can read some of it here: https://www.google.com/design/spec/m...oduction.html#. They wanted to come up with a design language that would be unifying and consistent, so making a stock Android app with a default black background would clash with the overall motif of lighter backgrounds. Think of iOS--you can't change these kinds of things on iPhones either.

    You could try KitKat Clock. I'm not sure if it's compatible with Lollipop, though.
    08-31-2015 09:28 PM

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