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Discussion in 'General Requests' started by Hoggy, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Hoggy

    Hoggy Member For 3 Years

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    It helps, especially with aging eyes - so it's really an accessibility issue..

    I have some Firefox darkening extensions, but all they do with this particular site is inverse the dark/light border with the light/dark 'forum-panel'.

    Any chance for this?


    Thanks.
     
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  2. Letitia9

    Letitia9 Therion/Nano Junkie VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years VU Challenge Team

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    I love dark theme and use it wherever it's offered. Maybe if someone would start a supporting member drive it could happen. These types of forum upgrades aren't cheap.
     
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  3. czombie

    czombie Member For 1 Year

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    Do u mean like white words and black background..??
     
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    Yes, it's much easier on the eyes. Was so happy when yt started offering dark. I have my laptop set up for dark and also use it on the forums that offer it.
     
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    like that

    or the colours of the matrix screens is easy to read in low ambient light, hence them using those screen colours so long prior to colour monitors
     
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  6. Hoggy

    Hoggy Member For 3 Years

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    Others already covered what I meant. But for those that may not have discovered these yet, for Firefox there is "Dark Mode Pro" and "Owl", among others. I juggle between these two for sites that either may not work or causes issues (such as inverse pictures or videos). I have it so NMP is on all the time, but then when a site has issues I'll add it to its whitelist and turn on Owl via its "always enable on this site" feature.

    The problem with this site though, is that all both of them do is reverse which part is dark and which is light - kind of defeating the whole purpose. :)
     
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  7. Fred Carlson

    Fred Carlson Member For 1 Year

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    I don't know many. White words on black background might be easier... but even if it is 99 percent of sites use black words. So its like a mind fudge flipping back and forth through different sites. I prefer black text.
     
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    Install Dark Reader - never gone blind since.

    (well, ok - some sites are so fubar I must disable to see text - and the rest of the screen then blinds me so I don't return)
     
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    Hoggy Member For 3 Years

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    Damn you!! Now I'll have 3 good darkening extensions to juggle. :cuss2:

    But OTOH, I guess there could be one most perfect one for every site. This site looks nice with Dark Reader though, so far.

    As far as what Fred seems to be saying though, many forums actually have a dark theme that can be set, amongst others.. You'll usually either see it in the preferences of the site - or sometimes in a drop-down selection at the bottom of the page.


    Some problems caused by these darkening extension though is, for instance, in the smileys -- when choosing one, I can't see their black arms waving. But something like that can be a small price to pay for some eye sanity.
     
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  10. souldkapo

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    Oh, just wanted to post a similar request,
    we need the Night Time Theme here cause the background is way too bright and it's killing our eyes
    Let's invite an admin here and convince him to add it
     
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    Or just install one yourself. Dark reader is working well for me.
     
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    installed the dark reader, seems working, thanks
     
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    some forums/threads are more enjoyable with black letters on black background.
     
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  14. Hoggy

    Hoggy Member For 3 Years

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    Just added Dark Reader fro Chrome and man oh man what a difference! Thank you!
     
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    The lack of a dark mode is the single reason I am not very active on this forum. All the forums I am highly active on are ones that have a dark mode. My eyes just can't take the white background for very long. While I found a work around on the PC (which I very rarely use) I still have not come across a decent solution for mobile devices.
     
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  17. Letitia9

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    If you have ad blocker they offer a dark theme.
     
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    Syythe Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    I do not use ad blocker, I tend to always find my way back to chrome on my mobile devices. Though I will try it out and see if it sticks.
     
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    I use chrome as well.
     

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