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EricLNZ wrote on 5/4/2022, 10:32 PM

Personally I find light text on a dark screen harder on the eyes than dark text on a light screen. The exception being movie and photo editors where you are mainly looking at images not text.

todd-b wrote on 5/4/2022, 10:35 PM

Have a look at dark reader in chrome store, but change the option to only use dark mode on the websites you choose. I found it would mess up some pages if it was turned on for all pages.

Dexcon wrote on 5/4/2022, 10:59 PM

I would choose a dark forum option if it were available, even in day time. I've chosen the dark theme for both BorisFX and Steinberg forums.

But both Windows 10 and 11 have a Night Light setting accessible by R clciking the desktop and choosing the Display Setting menu item. Night Light provides a warmer display and can either be manually turned on or off or set to automatically apply at the time that you want.

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 8 Black

Installed: Vegas Pro 16 Edit, Vegas Pro 17 Edit, Vegas Pro 18, Vegas Pro 19 Edit, HitFilm Pro 2021.3, BCC 2022, Mocha Pro 2022, Ignite Pro, NBFX TotalFX 7, Sound Forge Pro 15, SpectraLayers Pro 8, iZotope RX9 Advanced

Windows 11

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vkmast wrote on 5/5/2022, 1:35 AM

I totally agree with @EricLNZ. Not that it matters much, but I'd probably need to leave the forum if the dark theme should happen without an option for the current black text on white.

Dexcon wrote on 5/5/2022, 5:33 AM

@todd-b  ... thank you. I've added the Dark Reader as an extension to Chrome. I always go for a dark interface when its available including in Microsoft 365, Audacity, etc, etc. It's much easier on my eyes. The greatest applause I've given to a program when it introduced a dark UI was when Sound Forge Pro did so. I got eyestrain/headaches when using white UI only SFP for a lengthy session - not so since using the dark UI with the L & R waveforms set to a sort of mustard hue.

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 8 Black

Installed: Vegas Pro 16 Edit, Vegas Pro 17 Edit, Vegas Pro 18, Vegas Pro 19 Edit, HitFilm Pro 2021.3, BCC 2022, Mocha Pro 2022, Ignite Pro, NBFX TotalFX 7, Sound Forge Pro 15, SpectraLayers Pro 8, iZotope RX9 Advanced

Windows 11

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

D drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

E & F drives: 2 x 2TB Barracuda HDDs 2.5"

 

vkmast wrote on 5/5/2022, 5:44 AM

Personally, I never go for a dark interface on a forum as it's much harder on my eyes. To each his/her own I guess.

walter-i. wrote on 5/5/2022, 6:04 AM

To each his/her own I guess.

+1
I definitely like Vegas and Soundforge more with a dark interface, but mainly text rather with a light background.
A good software should be able to do both.
Similarly in the working world: Work should be able to be done either standing or sitting if possible.

florence228 wrote on 5/24/2022, 1:20 AM

Maybe is it possible to add custom skins to Vegas?

EricLNZ wrote on 5/24/2022, 7:20 AM

Maybe is it possible to add custom skins to Vegas?

We're talking about this forum's appearance not Vegas itself.

Former user wrote on 5/26/2022, 9:29 PM

Hi, just thought i'd update this, thanks @todd-b Dark Reader seems good & i've only allowed it on this Vegas page, we'll see how i get on,, 👍

I understand the choice of a brighter screen, I think a choice of either dark or light would be good,

For all but the last couple of yrs i've had perfect vision, i could see a Gnats cock hair a mile away, seeing things far away is still no prob & the pc screen is crystal clear but just in the last couple of yrs seeing things up close is getting harder, small writing on packages in poor light mainly or trying to get that tiny screw in that tiny hole when i've got my head in a cupboard i'm building 🧐

But i want the dark screen mainly for this - Google - 'Exposure to light suppresses the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that influences circadian rhythms. Even dim light can interfere with a person's circadian rhythm and melatonin secretion.' - 'Exposure to blue light (and white light, which contains blue light) during the sensitive period can make it difficult for you to fall asleep and stay asleep. Exposure to white light during the day can have positive effects, including boosting alertness and mood.'

I've always found it hard to get to sleep on a night, i have curtains in my bedroom that almost completely black out the light.

Here's a poor video of my screen on a night

 

 

EricLNZ wrote on 5/26/2022, 9:34 PM

just in the last couple of yrs seeing things up close is getting harder

@Former user It comes with ageing, usual increasing long sightedness!

Former user wrote on 5/26/2022, 9:43 PM

@EricLNZ I'm a joiner, digging tiny splinters out is the worst, might have to buy one of those magnifiers with a lamp attached 😂👴

vkmast wrote on 5/27/2022, 3:40 AM

Thanks @Former user for the "Dark" screenshot. It confirms that this option is a no-go for myself.😐

EricLNZ wrote on 5/27/2022, 5:03 AM

Thanks @Former user for the "Dark" screenshot. It confirms that this option is a no-go for myself.😐

Me also.