Author Topic: No dark mode?  (Read 873 times)

Offline MyEyeballsAreSuffering

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No dark mode?
« on: August 02, 2022, 09:07:34 am »
In the year 2022 AD I cannot comprehend how anyone can still expect people to stare at an all white screen for hours at a time. Why not just point the business end of a propane torch directly into users' eyeballs? Can anybody actually work like this??

Offline BlueHazzard

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Re: No dark mode?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2022, 09:25:25 am »
I assume you are using windows?
Blame microsoft for not providing dark mode for win32 applications... We use native controls of windows and they do not support dark mode officially at the moment...
You always can use linux where dark mode is no problem ;)
There are black themes for the code editor...

Offline Krice

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Re: No dark mode?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2022, 07:01:54 am »
Can anybody actually work like this??

Yes. In fact I can only use light themes which is strange I guess. I like dark and also solarized themes, they look cool, but my eyes hurt if I try to use them. I have a long, long background in programming. I started with 8- and 16-bit computers back in 1980's and those had "dark" themes by default, although some computers like Commodore 64 has blue background. Then I got PC and used Turbo C++ default for years, it also has a dark blue background. But now I can't use anything else than light themes. My monitor settings are also not typical I think, I barely have any brightness, it's on very low value. That's how you don't have to stare at bright screen which is bad for your eyes anyway. Some people just blast the brightness and contrast settings through the roof, I don't know why.