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Bill Mellen

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Wishlist: Dark Theme
« on: November 28, 2019, 12:41:33 »
I wish the theme options included a dark grey background theme with white text.

All of the available theme options I have tried have only bright white background with black text which is hard on my eyes and makes it hard to fully enjoy the wonderful photographs posted here.
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pluton

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Re: Wishlist: Dark Theme
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 19:46:26 »
I agree that it'd be nice to have a dark gray or black field option.
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Re: Wishlist: Dark Theme
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 23:42:22 »
Well, there is such a theme now ....

Go to Profile > Modify profile > Look and Layout > Current Theme > Change > (select theme UX)

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Re: Wishlist: Dark Theme
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 00:18:54 »
I tried and it looks nice and sleek but came back. I need my yellow on NG  :)

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Re: Wishlist: Dark Theme
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2019, 00:33:37 »
Thanks Birna!

It is a lot easier on  my eyes and the uploaded pictures look much better.

All that is left to do is update the new theme with the Nikon Gear Logo, Menu, etc.

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Re: Wishlist: Dark Theme
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 00:49:07 »
I know. I do miss the helping hand of our esteemed boffin, Andrea. A little reluctant to move too much of the internals of NG on my own. However, I look into this to see whether the required changes are obvious even to my non-specialist eyes.

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Re: Wishlist: Dark Theme
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 20:28:41 »
I used the dark theme for a few forum visits.  It needs improvement. Viewing on a laptop, blue-colored writing and the small, dark 'New' button are nearly invisible against the black field. I'm thinking that a dark gray would be better than the black or near-black surround. Check out the Fred Miranda forums to see dark gray in action.
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Re: Wishlist: Dark Theme
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2019, 22:29:07 »
I agree. This was a just a "shot in the dark" (literally). The SMF sites hold plenty of themes. If one finds something better, just drop me a PM and I'll install it.

My hands are tied up by work related commitments at present, plus the added efforts to procure the new server. So cannot do much more than I outlined above, for now.

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Re: Wishlist: Dark Theme
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2019, 23:34:21 »
The dark mode, something like the UI of a photo editing software without colorful icons, would be nice.  I prefer 18%-ish gray to black.

I'm not in a hurry, though.
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Re: Wishlist: Dark Theme
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 02:30:12 »
The dark mode, something like the UI of a photo editing software without colorful icons, would be nice.  I prefer 18%-ish gray to black.

I'm not in a hurry, though.
Agree, no hurry here.
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA