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Dark themes don't burn eyes


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But ultra white themes are more popular. That is an eye after using a bright theme. Dark themes are better.

Or at least less bright themes.

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 True!

 
 by TheRob on: May 29 2008
 
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but then again, dark themes tend to have
more problems with some applications
(for example browsers).

Also all web pages are white(well most of
them anyway) so that is something thats
really annoying when using a dark theme,
the moment you open a web page it's like
*whoozooom!* someone waves a flash light right
in your eyes.

If web pages would get another style
(a dark one) and the base system would take
more kindly (the system is based on having
light background with dark text, so that
is the default) on dark themes, then I
would only use dark themes, til then, it
is a light theme I'm afraid :)

Your themes look cool also man!

//Robert


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 Re: True!

 
 by vicviper on: May 30 2008
 
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Hey, I'm sure a lot of people appreciate your themes as well. Slickness black is pretty awesome. Keep it up.

And I know what you mean about the browser window. That's why sometimes I force colors, though that's not ideal. I don't think most pages adopting dark colors is ever going to happen. A feature in a composite manager to invert the colors of the browser window wouldn't be too bad. Maybe even change only if it's too bright. I don't know, sounds tough to implement, but that would be great.


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 Re: Re: True!

 
 by marcaemus on: May 30 2008
 
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> A feature in a composite manager to invert the colors of the browser window wouldn't be too bad.

This is in compiz fusion. Default key is <Super> n to toggle negative colours in just one window.


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 Re: Re: Re: True!

 
 by Ptero4 on: Jun 2 2008
 
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You can also use a normal light theme and use the negative colors on everything so as to get a consistent "dark" look everywhere.


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 Re: True!

 
 by SaikoBee on: Jun 3 2008
 
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Very true...
It's why I stopped using black...

But grey is the perfect compromise!
Easy on the eyes, no application problems, and it looks great.


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 Re: True!

 
 by afz902k on: Nov 17 2008
 
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Certainly! That's why I use Stylish to darken most sites I frequently use (through custom CSS overrides), although there will always be sites that are harder to re-skin than others.


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 Re: True!

 
 by HoKaze on: May 9 2010
 
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I totally agree. Darker themes could be highly beneficial to many people but the systems in place prevent them from being the best choice most of the time. As mentioned earlier it seems that grey themes or dark themes that aren't overly dark and contain some light are currently the best way of dealing with such issues (excluding compiz effects and scripts)
Light themes have their place but most dark themes look more stylish and often more professional...and sometimes just downright better. We should be able to freely change between light, dark and everything in the middle without any repercussions.


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 text browsers

 
 by the-dark-avenger on: May 30 2008
 
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well, another solution is text browsers... they are different from usual browsers, of course, but if you want, you can get used to it in a few weeks so that you won't even have to use any normal browsers...


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 Greasemonkey

 
 by LuxieRayku on: Sep 8 2009
 
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One solution is to use greasemonkey, is useful for pages like Google Search and YouTube.


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 Re: Greasemonkey

 
 by Padster on: Sep 8 2009
 
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i googled it and it sounds cool
how do u use it?

would it work for a place in which when u enter text the box is black and so is the text (e.g. a forum)?


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 Re: Re: Greasemonkey

 
 by Padster on: Sep 8 2009
 
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does the script have to be custom made to a certain website? that sucks if it does.

pls reply.


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 Re: Re: Re: Greasemonkey

 
 by LuxieRayku on: Sep 9 2009
 
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I'm not sure.

I use it on Firefox and I hope to finish the version for Google Chrome (MetalMonkey).
We can try to make a script for Windows Live Hotmail and Gnome-look.org

Sorry for my enlish


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Greasemonkey

 
 by Padster on: Sep 9 2009
 
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np, thx.


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 One advantage of light themes

 
 by SaikoBee on: Sep 9 2009
 
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One advantage of light themes is they're far easier to read on dimly lit screens (such as a laptop on the lowest display brightness). On my Eee I use a solid white (#FFF) theme. Looks awful on the desktop but helps when you're in bad lighting.


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 Save energy

 
 by gdtechie on: May 10 2010
 
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Dark themes (especially black) save more energy. GO GREEN! (not with the theme colors...)


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 Re: Save energy

 
 by CITguy on: May 10 2010
 
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Well, actually it depends on the monitor you are using. If you are using a CRT monitor (an inclusive color technology) it takes more energy to obtain white (because you need red, green AND blue to create white). Whereas an LCD monitor (an exclusive color technology) it takes more energy to obtain black (because the back light is always on, you need to block it out to get black). Therefore, the energy savings depend on the monitor you are using.


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