Easy On The Eyes Interface Theme

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Post » Wed May 08, 2013 8:53 pm

My eyes are fried from nearly 30 years of staring into computer monitors - and applications with the familiar black on white basic themes.

Even now, as I type this, the forum default colors are making it really difficult to see properly (I do know about inverting the colors of the display - fine here, but not fine in the Construct 2 environment).

I know this topic has been addressed in at least 1 other thread, but I haven't found an acceptable way to alter the look of the Construct 2 interface. Too many light and pastel colors. My eyes can't take it anymore.

Using Windows "High Contrast" themes makes some elements of the Construct 2 interface disappear - or, in the case of this forum, simply make white text on a pure black background.

What is needed (for people like me)are themes which the major software developers have realized work for veteran computer users (darker grey background with off white text and mildly colorful icons - think Photoshop).

Does anyone know of an interim solution to this issue?

Thanks,


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Post » Tue May 14, 2013 5:26 am

Yes, please give us dark grey or something! When I came across this feature in After Effects, I was in love. I was able to work longer with less strain on my eyes and less head aches.
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Post » Tue May 14, 2013 7:05 am

Third

Websites are not a book. A book reflects light. A monitor generate light. I would like a DARK theme for both the website and C2.

I know the common belief that a white background is professional, but that entire concept is just mass subjective belief. Where as eye strain is has physical and behavioural effects.
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Post » Tue May 14, 2013 8:00 am

I too very much want a dark theme. Even better would be the ability to set the color of every element of the interface in the preferences. Then we could make it look exactly how we want. If that would be difficult, a dark grey with lighter grey text would be great (lower contrast, bright white text on black bothers me as much as bright white background with black text).
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Post » Tue May 14, 2013 9:33 am

+1 @Ashley
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Post » Wed May 15, 2013 1:52 am

+1
Me like custom interfaces
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Post » Wed May 15, 2013 4:57 am

+1 Here as well.
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Post » Wed May 15, 2013 8:11 am

+1
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Post » Wed May 15, 2013 9:22 am

+1 From me too, I love this about all the other applications I use. Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush.... and so on!

It really does make things easier on your eyes, not nearly as many headaches.
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Post » Wed May 15, 2013 10:47 am

I write in WriteMonkey on dark background with a soft blue for text. It certainly is easy on the eyes for hours and hours.

I support the suggestion and add to it: make C2 interface skinnable and we'll provide the themes.
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