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Old 12-24-20, 03:22 PM
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With my recent pc purchase (HP all-in-one), I had to look to reducing eye strain...too flippin' much bright real estate in forums, gmail, etc. Found the Dark Web - Dark Theme extension for Chrome, and it's helped tremendously. However, for small pop-up windows [such as for responding to someone in FB Messenger], the text of the small window and what's beneath mushes together. This makes it tough to make out some of the overlapping text.
Anybody have a better alternative? I tried 4 or 5 "dark/black" themes until I found this one. It's better than having to manually toggle the display's brightness down/up depending on the given tab's contents.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
With my recent pc purchase (HP all-in-one), I had to look to reducing eye strain...too flippin' much bright real estate in forums, gmail, etc. Found the Dark Web - Dark Theme extension for Chrome, and it's helped tremendously. However, for small pop-up windows [such as for responding to someone in FB Messenger], the text of the small window and what's beneath mushes together. This makes it tough to make out some of the overlapping text.
Anybody have a better alternative? I tried 4 or 5 "dark/black" themes until I found this one. It's better than having to manually toggle the display's brightness down/up depending on the given tab's contents.
are you talking about? The Orange Fat Turd signed the Covid relief bill Dallas Cowboys had the audacity to beats the Eagles 37-17. I like this thread already because I donít even know anybody anywhere is trying to say I had a great 28 mile ride this afternoon
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
are you talking about? The Orange Fat Turd signed the Covid relief bill Dallas Cowboys had the audacity to beats the Eagles 37-17. I like this thread already because I donít even know anybody anywhere is trying to say I had a great 28 mile ride this afternoon
I did 22 miles out along the beach this AM and rebuilt a free wheel for my old roadie this PM while I watched the Sea Birds whip the Falcons. Can't wait for the play off, but back to topic. I think skijor is looking for an APP that will automatically change brightness depending what's on the screen and not the surrounding daylight. You Texans are almost borderline ludites, but you're on here, so that's not really a fair statement. Just saying,
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If it's too bright, I wear sunglasses. We rode 42 miles today, chilly hereabouts, 42-47 degrees.
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Have you tried changing the Windows color scheme? There are two dark themes in there. They make my eyes bleed but a lot of people like them. Also you might want to try adjusting the font size to make text bigger throughout the computer.

I skied 8 miles today; I did about 10 the other day on the new skis and broke a binding. First crash on them. I've crashed hundreds of times on my other skis and never broke anything but poles and sunglasses.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Have you tried changing the Windows color scheme? There are two dark themes in there. They make my eyes bleed but a lot of people like them. Also you might want to try adjusting the font size to make text bigger throughout the computer.

I skied 8 miles today; I did about 10 the other day on the new skis and broke a binding. First crash on them. I've crashed hundreds of times on my other skis and never broke anything but poles and sunglasses.
X country or down hill?
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Old 12-27-20, 11:08 PM
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Old 12-28-20, 03:26 AM
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Try a basic screen calibration utility like Calibrize, which doesn't need a tool like the Spyder or X-Rite. Most monitors are set way too bright and contrasty. Calibrize makes it easy to set within a ballpark range for editing photos and videos, and is generally a pleasant setting, less eye strain, for any dim room.

My main monitor is set for photo editing and most web use. But my second monitor is an old Dell TV/monitor set brighter for movies and TV, and as a secondary monitor. It's way too bright and contrasty for photo editing and web use, but fine for watching movies and TV.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
With my recent pc purchase (HP all-in-one), I had to look to reducing eye strain...too flippin' much bright real estate in forums, gmail, etc. Found the Dark Web - Dark Theme extension for Chrome, and it's helped tremendously. However, for small pop-up windows [such as for responding to someone in FB Messenger], the text of the small window and what's beneath mushes together. This makes it tough to make out some of the overlapping text.
Anybody have a better alternative? I tried 4 or 5 "dark/black" themes until I found this one. It's better than having to manually toggle the display's brightness down/up depending on the given tab's contents.
I can relate, I just installed a Fire Fox Dark Reader add on, since I won't use Chrome due to it's tracking ability. I've given in, I gladly welcomed the Dark Side.

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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Have you tried changing the Windows color scheme? There are two dark themes in there. They make my eyes bleed but a lot of people like them. Also you might want to try adjusting the font size to make text bigger throughout the computer.

I skied 8 miles today; I did about 10 the other day on the new skis and broke a binding. First crash on them. I've crashed hundreds of times on my other skis and never broke anything but poles and sunglasses.
Nope. I was unaware those were in there. I just tinkered a bit. I can get the brightness to a sane level that way. However, some things outright vanish. For example, the Min/Max/X are still there. They're just not visible. Font size is not a problem.

Nothing to ski on here yet. We got an inch so far. Yippee. I'd have to get a dog sitter for my old pooches, then drive north a few hours to get to usable snow. Actually, my smaller pooch does fine in the powder. She's 11, but still plenty spry.

Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Try a basic screen calibration utility like Calibrize, which doesn't need a tool like the Spyder or X-Rite. Most monitors are set way too bright and contrasty. Calibrize makes it easy to set within a ballpark range for editing photos and videos, and is generally a pleasant setting, less eye strain, for any dim room.

My main monitor is set for photo editing and most web use. But my second monitor is an old Dell TV/monitor set brighter for movies and TV, and as a secondary monitor. It's way too bright and contrasty for photo editing and web use, but fine for watching movies and TV.
I'll look into Calibrize too. Thanks. I have the monitor dialed down to 25%. Crazy how bright that baby was when I first powered it up. The monitor's controls have their own settings as well. You know, an actual joystick type button like some LCD tvs have...modes for Std, Movie, Vivid, Gaming, etc. I have no need for two monitors. This new beast is 32". So two screens' worth of content fit nicely side-by-side.
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Originally Posted by roundypndr View Post
I can relate, I just installed a Fire Fox Dark Reader add on, since I won't use Chrome due to it's tracking ability. I've given in, I gladly welcomed the Dark Side.

The best dad in the galaxy but had the worse son. His son turned down 50% share in ruling the galaxy. Brat.
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The best dad in the galaxy but had the worse son. His son turned down 50% share in ruling the galaxy. Brat.
Those ungrateful children, always letting their moral standards get in the way.
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Those ungrateful children, always letting their moral standards get in the way.
I heard the phone pang and read your quote and Iím at your response. As Iím drinking a beer by a campfire
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
With my recent pc purchase (HP all-in-one), I had to look to reducing eye strain...too flippin' much bright real estate in forums, gmail, etc. Found the Dark Web - Dark Theme extension for Chrome, and it's helped tremendously. However, for small pop-up windows [such as for responding to someone in FB Messenger], the text of the small window and what's beneath mushes together. This makes it tough to make out some of the overlapping text.
Anybody have a better alternative? I tried 4 or 5 "dark/black" themes until I found this one. It's better than having to manually toggle the display's brightness down/up depending on the given tab's contents.
I was starting to get headaches and extreme eye fatigue from wft on my laptop, and I found a $10 pair of blue-blocking reading glasses (1.5x, I'm between middle age and old, I don't need a prescription otherwise) on eBay, and they made a HUGE difference. Putting them on or off, I can literally feel the photons blasting me in the face vs relaxing (going a little yellow).

I'll try out that dark theme for Chrome though, too, thx
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I was starting to get headaches and extreme eye fatigue from wft on my laptop, and I found a $10 pair of blue-blocking reading glasses (1.5x, I'm between middle age and old, I don't need a prescription otherwise) on eBay, and they made a HUGE difference. Putting them on or off, I can literally feel the photons blasting me in the face vs relaxing (going a little yellow).

I'll try out that dark theme for Chrome though, too, thx
It isn't the total solution. But it's a big improvement. I can deal with the white background during the day. But at night...sheesh!
Also, this isn't about calibrating for color, contrast, brightness, etc. So Calibrize was not the solution. I'll try some other "dark" type themes/extensions.
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Oh, well if it's particularly about night time, make sure you're using windows Night Light mode, don't remember if you said that.
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Checkout the ones at Star Wars Rebel, thats has some cool Anekan and the Sith ones.
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