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Re: Forum suggestions

#31 Post by SYSTEM » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:24 am

vevy wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:37 am
Also, I don't think Midas can handle the level of aliasing in you screenshot!
Heh. I prefer aliased rendering. Sharpness at all costs. :P
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#32 Post by Midas » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:31 am

vevy wrote:@Midas LOL, you can delete and report the Admin's posts?

Dunno, never tried... But I wouldn't be surprised if I could ban myself, even. :upside_down:

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#33 Post by Andrew Lee » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:46 pm

Updated both font color and preferred font family.

Tested both prosilver and subsilver board themes.

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#34 Post by vevy » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:09 pm

Andrew Lee wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Updated [...] preferred font family.
I meant the font for code boxes :oops:

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This is a Code Box
Still Courier New!

As for the [ pre ] tag, thank you! (No text background?)
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#35 Post by Andrew Lee » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:15 pm

vevy wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:09 pm
I meant the font for code boxes :oops:
Done. Might have to clear browser cache to load the updated CSS.
vevy wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:09 pm
As for the [ pre ] tag, thank you! (No text background?)
Nah.. since it's inline, don't think it'd look good.

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#36 Post by SYSTEM » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:26 am

Andrew Lee wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:15 pm
vevy wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:09 pm
I meant the font for code boxes :oops:
Done. Might have to clear browser cache to load the updated CSS.
Ctrl+F5 works.

The new font looks good. :)
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#37 Post by vevy » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:10 am

Thanks!
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#38 Post by Midas » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:10 am

SYSTEM wrote:The new font looks good.

Yes, definitely an improvement in terms of readability. :nerd:

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#39 Post by david.lynch » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:53 pm

May I vote for a site-wide dark mode?

There's a CSS media query "prefers-color-scheme":

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/g ... -settings/

And for browsers that do not provide this, a manual override would be welcome, like on this Microsoft example:

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Dark mode interfaces are a real trend: applications, YouTube and various cloud services, in addition to Windows 10 itself, already support it. Among the many advantages, improved readability, better contrast, reduces visual fatigue and saves energy - I'm quite sure Portable Freeware community would love it! :)

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#40 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:10 pm

david.lynch wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:53 pm
... saves energy
I do support a dark mode but, to be clear, the dark mode saves energy only if you:
  1. Can turn down or turn off some lights around your monitor
  2. Have an "OLED"-type monitor that actually turns off the pixels that are black and dims the brightness of darker colors. Most people have phones now that are OLED so that mode definitely helps, but the last time I dug into this, most monitors don't support the format. there's some technical issues (may of those listed in the wikipedia article may have been resolved)
I'm not trying to split hairs here, this is just another way to remind people that -- when you buy a monitor -- to try and get one that is both reliable and supports OLED. More: https://www.displayninja.com/best-oled-monitor/

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#41 Post by juverax » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:39 pm

... Maybe it is a trend .., but maybe ... not everybody would love it.
And from a usability perspective .... not sure it is the best.
Could it be just an option?
Personally, I do not "love" it, and I am pretty happy with the current look and feel!

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#42 Post by freakazoid » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:26 pm

david.lynch wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:53 pm
May I vote for a site-wide dark mode?
I'd just recommend using a dark mode extension for your browser. The most popular is Dark Reader and is available for both Firefox and Chrome.

And it doesn't require Andrew or tproli to do any changes to the site! :D
is it stealth? ;)

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#43 Post by Midas » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:20 am

I have grown accustomed to dark modes on my portable devices, so the proposed addition would be welcome by me.

That being said, I have also noticed that such a transition is not without hiccups, with some sites becoming unreadable on account of stuff like dark text on dark backgrounds (or even vice-versa, light text on light backgrounds).

I'd prefer to to have to resort to browser extensions for this, as not only their results are even more unreliable, but because they are yet another burden on cumbersome programs and a solution I would like to reserve to essential functionality like ad-blocking and privacy monitoring. :neutral_face:

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