Black background?

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by TraamisVOS, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Is there an option to switch SC's background from white to black?
     
  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    If only ...
     
  3. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    d'oh... is that a 'not very likely' I sense there?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I hadn't even thought of it, but I definitely prefer viewing images on black. Firefox users rejoice (I'm sure Chrome and other browsers have similar plug-ins). The Firefox one I'm trying now is available here..... https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/white-on-black-1/ It's not perfect on every website, but you just to a right-click and one of the options is reverse colors so when I can't see the upload button on flickr (as one example I'm found so far), I just reverse the colors back. But the website looks SLICK on black.

    JGAE0957 by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    OK.....definitely NOT perfect. I just went to edit a comment and the comment box is just black.....the text is no longer visible (hard to edit what you can not see). There are other variants that all display on black and work differently. Let us know if you find that works the way you like it. I'll not be around much this weekend.
     
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  5. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    ooooo thanks for that!

    Is it not possible to make it a selectable option on SC?
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I just checked the settings and it's not a current option. Perhaps Amin, can just throw a switch somewhere from his snow covered bunker. I'm not familiar with the forum software and what options are built into it.
     
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  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Shouldn't be hard to do. I'll make it a weekend project.
     
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  8. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Awesome, thanks!
     
  9. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I wish Flickr would offer flat out black as an option for their Lightbox thing, instead of just the wishy-washy grey.
     
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  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It looks dead black on my monitor James ?
     
  11. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Not on mine, it's definitely a grey-ish colour on my screens.
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    It's gray on mine, too. darkish gray, but definitely gray. But then again, I'm just using a laptop and not a calibrated monitor. I'm not smart enough to know the hows and whys, but James' avatar displays as a black cat and the flickr background displays as gray, so my screen is capable of displaying darker colors.
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    It's mostly done. Select "S.C. Dark Style" from the style chooser in the bottom left corner of any page. I need to tweak some stuff, font colors, etc, but it's semi-usable at this time.
     
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  14. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    598
    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Brilliant, thanks a lot!
     
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  15. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    I like it, nice one Amin

    Barrie
     
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  16. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    ooh that red text is a bit scary :eek:
     
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  17. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    written in blooooooood, switch an extra light on Paul :laugh1:
     
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  18. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    I can't do black, might be my eyes, it's why I rarely go to DPreview, I see the writing in front of my eyes for ages after :-(

    But the background on my macbook air is definitely black!

    I like the muted blue tho :)
     
  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    No more blood on the black style. Let me know what you think.
     
  20. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    475
    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Not showing for me, perhaps because I'm viewing the main site via safari on my iPhone...but look forward to checking it out on the laptop when I get home, always did like the dark background on mu-43.com and I'm glad it's an option here now as well.