Any Chance for a Darker Theme?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 604

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    If you have ever visited https://www.macstories.net/ there is a nice color button towards the top that will change the website background from white to a dark gray. This would really be nice on these forums for when browsing at night or somewhere dark to avoid needing to use the iOS disability options or inverted colors on the Mac.

    This something that is ever been considered?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    This is a feature I would welcome very much.
     
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  4. Flood123 macrumors 6502a

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    I use dark reader as well. You you can set a site list that uses the chrome extension without effecting anything else.
     

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  5. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    I’d use that extension if they had it for Safari. :(
     
  6. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    Macrumors is an eye sore on the new Mojave :D:rolleyes:


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  7. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    iWork’s app icons are now the iOS variants?
     
  8. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    No, I modify it because it’s a visual queue. I always ended up looking for it when it was right in front of me, same with iMessages icon.
     
  9. Starfia macrumors 6502

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    Come on, everyone – now that analysts and fans have unearthed this much subtle evidence for a system-wide dark mode in MacRumors' code, I'm sure they'll officially announce one in a few years.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Another vote for dark mode. Surprisingly I'm liking what I see with Mojave and I think having an option for a dark mode theme here would be a plus
     
  11. Flood123 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. From a UX perspective a dark them is much easier on the eyes meaning the users might spend more time on the site. That means increased revenue from advertisements. Bottomline is that there shouldn't be a tremendous amount of dev work involved for potential large gains in regards to experience and site monetization.
     
  12. ignatius345 macrumors 68000

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    Ars Technica and DP Review have the same thing. It's awesome.
     
  13. cczhu macrumors newbie

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    I second it. Youtube and Reddit have it. It's awesome.
     
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  15. D.T. macrumors G3

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    There's a ton of XenForo dark themes (basically CSS/graphics) available, from free to "reasonably cheap" ($15-30). Looks like the user setting a theme is also a standard XF feature (where multiple themes are present).

    UI.X Dark

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    https://www.themehouse.com/xenforo/1/themes/ui-x-dark
     
  16. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    You know what they say, 'vote early and vote often!' I vote again for a dark mode theme.
     
  17. leonidaschantest macrumors newbie

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    I'd welcome a dark theme as well but recognize it's hard to manage multiple stiles
     
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  19. hawkeye_a, Aug 26, 2018
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    I'd like a dark theme for the forums but it should probably be site-wide.

    Cheers
     
  20. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    I would like this as well. I think it would definitely be easier on the eyes.

    Thanks
     
  21. stumpapi macrumors newbie

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    Have you tweaked any settings for the Dark Mode in Mojave? I don't really care for it. I find that dark grey as opposed to black makes many of icons, especially those in the menu bar look awful. They may need to be tweaked by developers to appear better but after all I have read about Dark Mode I really haven't been impressed much.
     
  22. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm just a moderator, I haven't tweaked anything ;)

    @arn may be the better person to ask
     
  23. jennyhannb macrumors newbie

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    I'd like a dark theme for the forums but it should probably be site-wide.
     
  24. AngerDanger, Sep 16, 2018
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    I set out to bodge a dark theme as quickly as possible. Please send help.

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