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change background color

Discussion in 'Feedback & Bug Reports' started by Guppy_, May 7, 2018.
  1. Guppy_
    Is there anyway to change the background color to a more darker one?
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  2. AxelCloris Administrator
    We have plans to release a dark theme for the site after we've completed implementing a few larger changes. Right now our development team is focused on a complete redesign of the For Sale forums as well as some considerable improvements to the Head Gear section.
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  3. Guppy_
    ah thanks, just this grey text on grey everything is slightly fatiguing
  4. AxelCloris Administrator
    If you're seeing grey text, then there might be something modifying how your browser displays font colors. The site should be displaying black font. What browser and operating system are you using? I'll see if I can replicate it.
  5. Guppy_

    Version 66.0.3359.139 (Official Build) (64-bit) incognito mode

    See how the text doesn't look completely black? nor sharp, the discrepancy is greater on the replies vs views count
  6. AxelCloris Administrator
    I checked with our lead designer and he says that the varying shades of gray font is a XenForo thing. The font choices are designed to draw attention to the most important details, so those text strings are black or even bolded. The stuff that's less critical when scrolling through the thread list is either light or dark grey to intentionally make them less obvious.

    Originally I thought you were referring to the text in a thread, and didn't think about our fonts viewing a forum. Sorry for that.

    Going back to the original post, we're still planning on implementing the dark theme after we complete our current in-development projects.
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  7. GREQ
    Has dark theme been implemented yet, or is it on the current design road-map?
  8. AxelCloris Administrator
    We have a dark mode in development, but it's been placed on hold while we focused on a core update that we'll be releasing shortly.
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  9. moriez
    @GREQ, are you aware browser extensions can do that for you? Darkreader is quite the help on most websites. Unfortunately the schemes don't work great on HF.
  10. GREQ
    Yup, I do use a few extensions, but all the dark themes I've tried are mediocre at best and just end up being more strenuous on the eyes.
    A lot of them end up defaulting to very high contrast white text on black or make the UI very messy to look at.
    At least head-fi's UI is mostly grey tones and not the common high contrast black and white on so much of the rest of the internet, so it's still not the worst user experience.

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