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#1 Seanspeed

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 22:16

Obvious one here.  It'd be *really* nice to have a dark mode for the forums.  I've gotten so used to dark modes for sites that using these bright white ones feels piercing and nearly painful to look at for a length of time, especially in the evening/at night.  

 

Somebody making a Chrome extension for this would be fantastic as well.  


Edited by Seanspeed, 08 April 2018 - 22:17.


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#2 E1pix

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:58

Darker is invariably harder to read by its nature.

I hear you, though. If it ever bugged me, I'd either turn my monitor brightness down or put on sunglasses (seriously).

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:39

I find dark modes difficult to use. So I use f.lux



#4 Seanspeed

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:00

Darker is invariably harder to read by its nature.

I hear you, though. If it ever bugged me, I'd either turn my monitor brightness down or put on sunglasses (seriously).

I have zero issues reading any dark mode sites.

And this was never an issue before at the same brightness. Was only until I started using dark modes more that I've felt the difference become more apparent. It's way easier on my eyes and I think it looks better, too.

Either way, I'm not demanding it be universal, would just like it to be an option. I'm far from alone in preferring dark modes nowadays.

#5 RedBaron

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:01

Dark mode is the future. Twitter in dark mode is infinitely better for your eyes and aesthetically.

#6 YoungGun

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 10:28

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There is a chrome extension called high contrast. The screen grab shown gives you an idea of what to expect and if it's suitable for your needs. It can be enabled and disabled as needed with a number of settings to select from.



#7 Seanspeed

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:17

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There is a chrome extension called high contrast. The screen grab shown gives you an idea of what to expect and if it's suitable for your needs. It can be enabled and disabled as needed with a number of settings to select from.

Just gave it a try and it's a bit of a pain as it's set as default for every page I visit and I have to manually disable it every time if I dont want it.  I cant just have it off for everything and only tell it to activate for certain sites.  

 

Not quite the 'dark mode' I'd like anyways.  Good dark modes tend to use a dark grey rather than full black background.  

 

Thanks, though.  :up:

 



#8 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 14:11

Skype has just had a full overhaul with a dark theme. It's fantastic.

 

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#9 Seanspeed

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:06

Gonna give this a bump. 

 

It's 2020 now.  Can we please get a dark mode option admins?  Not having one makes this place feel quite dated to use, along with being much less comfortable to use at night. 



#10 HP

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 15:53

Be a step ahead and do it yourself :)

 

EDIT: Somehow this BB doesn't like certain urls. So I need to do it the hard way. The doubledot slash slash section should look like the usual URL, except that it starts with the word chrome instead of http(s)

type chrome {followed by double dot} (:) //flags
Hit enter

Search for Force Dark Mode for Web Contents

 

Choose your preferred settings.

You will be asked to relaunch Chrome.

Voila.


Edited by HP, 14 February 2020 - 16:01.


#11 Seanspeed

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 16:09

Be a step ahead and do it yourself :)

 

EDIT: Somehow this BB doesn't like certain urls. So I need to do it the hard way. The doubledot slash slash section should look like the usual URL, except that it starts with the word chrome instead of http(s)

type chrome {followed by double dot} (:) //flags
Hit enter

Search for Force Dark Mode for Web Contents

 

Choose your preferred settings.

You will be asked to relaunch Chrome.

Voila.

That sort of thing just really doesn't work all that well.  A specifically designed dark mode for a given site/app is really nice, though. 



#12 Marklar

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 16:09

Is anyone still taking care of anything here after Grayson left, anyway?


Edited by Marklar, 15 February 2020 - 16:09.


#13 TomNokoe

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 01:05

There's a Firefox extension (desktop and mobile) called Dark Reader that works pretty much perfectly for me. It's available for Chrome, too.

Plenty of customisation available if you want to tweak the colours to your liking. AFAIK it very simply just swaps white space for black and black text for white. It's very effective. I haven't touched the settings because the default is fine for me, but if you wanted dark blue (a la Twitter's "dim" mode) instead of dark grey/black, you can choose that.

I'm pretty sure you can whitelist the rest of the internet too, so it only activates for the forum, if that's your wish. Or simply turn it "on/off" at your choosing.


Edited by TomNokoe, 26 November 2020 - 10:51.