Dark Mode, here it is!

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  1. blue rocket macrumors 6502

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    Well, kinda!

    Thanks to Boardieboi's post showing off that pretty interesting "Ninja Dock" wallpapers, I got messing around and creating something a little different.

    By doing nothing more than using the perspective view and pinching to zoom the wallpaper so that the bottom gradient extends higher than the dock and setting it as your wallpaper, the dock and folders turns essentially black and the gradient begins above the dock. The widget view is also darkened and appears to be a "night mode"

    Looks pretty bad-ass if you ask me!

    [​IMG]

    here's a link to full res:
    https://s14.postimg.org/n1xjg6kbl/fullres.png

    and save this image (yes its tiny), this will be the wallpaper.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What did you do to get it working?
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    Well, while trying to play around with all of this and disabling reduce motion in the process (to get perspective view to show up) I somehow ended up getting into the state where I don't have any animations at all--no moving/zooming ones nor fading ones--where things just respond almost instantly. Similar to a "bug" that used to exist in iOS 9 that could create this. Not quite sure how I did it or how long it will last, but it's interesting to see that this "glitch" might still be around somehow.
     
  5. blue rocket thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's what the wall looks like pinched to zoom to get the dark dock effect, this is on a 7 plus, I'd assume it's the same for a smaller phone but I can't say for sure![​IMG]
     
  7. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    It dont look very good imo. Notifications is still hard to read because the text is still black. I prefer to have a regular wallpaper than just a black background that reminds me the iPhone 3GS era.
     
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  9. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you do this by chance

    https://9to5mac.com/2016/03/08/how-...oard-animations-faster-glitch/comment-page-1/
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, that's the iOS 9 glitch I was talking about. But, no, I didn't do anything aside from disabling reduce motion as I was playing around with changing the wallpaper. Somehow it got into that state and would stay in it whether I enabled or disabled reduce motion again. Only after a restart did it start working normally again, and unfortunately I haven't been able to reproduce it again.
     
  11. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    This glitch seems to work in 10.
     
  12. C DM, Oct 13, 2016
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting. It was fixed in one of the iOS 9.3 updates. Trying it out now I can't seem to invoke it though.
     
  13. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was working as there is no animation. I will restart phone and check before my next charging tomorrow and will post results if I remember.
     
  14. teddybearstand macrumors regular

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    Doesnt seem to be working on iOS10.1 b3
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    Slightly cool folder effect however. No animation glitches or anything either
     

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  15. blue rocket thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah depending on the zoom level it turns the folders round...

    I hope it's not broken in 10.1, i've actually started to really like this setup!
     
  16. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    I loved the wallpaper that would hide the dock but it made the widget screen too unreadable.

    Dark Mode does not equal low brightness in my eyes.
     
  17. beernut macrumors 6502

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    i got around that by pulling down the notifications screen first, then swiping to widgets. (might be a bit clunky for others but i rarely view the widgets so the extra swipe isn't a big deal; the all black, dockless look of the main screen more than makes up for it.)
     
  18. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Can't get the glitch to work on my 10.0.2 i6+ but whatever.
    I use the dark background trick though and have been using it for a few weeks now, actually kinda like it.
    2016-10-14 16.28.31.png
     
  19. white4s macrumors 65816

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    black font on a gray background is a nightmare though
     
  20. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Nice! I don't like the ones where the dock is the same color as the background, this is much better.
     
  21. teddybearstand macrumors regular

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    http://heyeased.weebly.com/black-in-black.html
    I used this and it works on 10.1!
     
  22. blue rocket thread starter macrumors 6502

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