(Topic ID: 252190)

Want a dark mode on pinside?


By harryhoudini

5 months ago



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  • 28 posts
  • 20 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 40 days ago by Chitownpinball
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    #1 5 months ago

    Try "Dark Reader" plugin for most browsers.

    https://darkreader.org/

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    #2 5 months ago

    Are there some advantages to using this?

    #3 5 months ago

    Thanks!! This helps a lot and it's simple to use.

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    #4 5 months ago

    Maybe if I do this non-pinheads will stop assuming that this site is Facebook from afar. I wish they’d change the blue theme.

    #5 5 months ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    Are there some advantages to using this?

    A lot of people find lighter text on a darker background easier to read/less stressful on the eyes, myself included.

    #6 5 months ago

    I’m curious if it’s also actually better for the eyes. Or is staring at a screen still staring at a screen, and basically bad?

    #7 5 months ago

    I've been using Dark Reader for the past year on Google Chrome. I prefer white text on a black background versus the traditional black text on a white background. I find it much easier on my eyes, especially since I have a lot of floaters in my eyes, which show up terribly on a white background.

    #8 5 months ago
    Quoted from Malenko:

    A lot of people find lighter text on a darker background easier to read/less stressful on the eyes, myself included.

    I for one prefer lighter text with a darker background; I'm really liking this dark reader mode on pinside

    #11 4 months ago

    As someone who stares at a screen all day for 30 years I also thought dark/night mode was a bit overrated, until I started using it. My main development environment came by default with dark background and light text and once I got used to it all of the other things I used that were SO WHITE killed my eyes. Especially at night, obviously, but even during the day this lets my eyes relax a bit more. I also started testing out some computer glasses to see if that helps with eye strain at all. Got some off Amazon and the jury is still out but I'm waiting for my prescription ones from zennioptical.com to see how those work. I only need glasses for distance but something makes the screen blurry after a while and a +.5 computer glasses didn't help so I don't need readers. I think maybe the blue blocking computer glasses might help a little.

    #12 4 months ago

    Another benefit with dark mode on an OLED screen, like most new phones is improved battery life. OLED’s don’t have a backlight because each pixel produces its own light. If most of the screen is black then those pixels are just off.

    #13 4 months ago

    Re: Want a dark mode on pinside?

    No.

    #14 4 months ago

    When I look at a dark background with light text like what ColorDMD does with their e-mail announcements I end up seeing spots after a few minutes.
    Most modern computer monitors have the brightness turned up way too high from the factory. The first thing I do when I get a new monitor is lower the brightness because if I didn't I would be having eye strain and fatigue.

    #15 4 months ago

    I do want it but I downloaded it to "my desk top" on my phone. It says it downloaded but I can't find it on my home screen or in my apps. How do you enable it?

    #16 4 months ago
    Quoted from Pinbub:

    I do want it but I downloaded it to "my desk top" on my phone. It says it downloaded but I can't find it on my home screen or in my apps. How do you enable it?

    I'm not sure on mobile, it's a chrome extension so it installed on your desktop Mac or PC computer version of chrome, it sounds like. I'll see if there is an option for mobile.

    #17 4 months ago

    Have you found good settings to differentiate OP from other posts? They really blend together and I haven't found good settings to tweak to make them stand apart better.

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    #18 4 months ago

    Putting Sepia to +80 and Grayscale to +40 gives you this. You can click the "only on pinside" box too. This is on Dynamic mode.
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    #19 4 months ago

    I've been using dark mode at work for over a year now since I discovered it, I prefer it.

    #20 4 months ago

    That extension is garbage. The load times become excessive when it's enabled. I'd like dark mode, but not when everything takes forever to load.

    #21 4 months ago

    Yeah, I noticed a bit of lag on some sites... not sure why, maybe the processing it does to figure out what colors to change. Injecting the CSS should be minimal.

    #22 4 months ago

    I had to remove the plug in even though I liked it, I had a similar experience to yaksplat

    #24 4 months ago

    There was a recent article aboit how dark mode really isnt better for the eyes.

    Edit: here https://gizmodo.com/dark-mode-is-for-suckers-1838544708/amp

    I've not personally used it, but do stare at 3 monitors as part of my day job. Might have to try.

    #25 4 months ago

    I don't think it's the fact that dark mode does something special, but a pixel lit at 100% brightness compared to one at 0% or much closer MUST help with the amount of light bombarding your cones and receptors. Especially at night when ambient light is much lower. My mac automatically shifts to nighttime mode (blue colors lessened) and I manually change my brightness settings, but a mostly white screen still makes it tough. Daytime, at an office with bright ambient light probably isn't as drastic.

    #26 4 months ago

    Would love a native dark mode to the site!!

    #27 4 months ago

    I bet it wouldn't be too hard to write a greasemonkey style script to change the CSS. It's not like there is that much to change. Personally, I'd like the site without the header image and some of the fanciness, more like classic reddit. If I have some time I'll put something together, although Lunar Reader seems to be working quite well.

    3 months later
    #28 40 days ago

    Wish Robin would incorporate one....

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