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Dark version of MN for reading in the dark

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MmeLindor. Fri 29-Jul-11 22:46:57

Is this a really daft/difficult to implement idea?

I am lying next to DH, MNing on my iPhone and he is grumbling that I am disturbing him. On both twitter and kindle apps I can switch to dark screen with white text when I use phone in bed.

Is this something that might be possible for the iPhone app or the mobile site?

And can we call it Stealth Mode?

DamianTech (MNHQ) Sat 30-Jul-11 14:38:20

This isn't especially tricky, I threw this together in a few minutes whilst waiting for lunch to cook (copy & paste into address bar when viewing a mobile site page):

javascript:void($('head').append('<link rel="stylesheet" href="">'))

Unfortunately, iPhones don't do custom CSS, so we'd have to implement this server-side for it to work. If enough people clamour for it though, I'm sure we could look at adding an option for it.

So go ahead and clamour. If enough people think this would be a good idea, we can consider it further. wink

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 30-Jul-11 14:43:36

Its a great idea - please implement it:-)

MmeLindor. Sat 30-Jul-11 15:04:10

Oh, you are clever.

<flattery flatter>

BertieBotts Sat 30-Jul-11 15:06:22

Would it be any easier to implement in an android app? <hint hint>

bloodymumps Sat 30-Jul-11 15:10:45

I have the same problem- DP moans if I MN in bed for too long, but he always likes to go to sleep straight away whereas I like to faff about for ages. So I would love this- would you just do it as an app update?

HoneyPablo Sat 30-Jul-11 15:25:01

What are you doing on mn in bed? I don't blame your DPs for complaining.

RustyBear Sat 30-Jul-11 15:25:20

More clamour here...

OvO Sat 30-Jul-11 15:26:51

Ooo, clever idea. I want. Pretty please.

RustyBear Sat 30-Jul-11 15:29:24

Actually, if you look in Settings- General- Accessibilty, there is a White on black mode for the iPad/iPhone which also turns the blue bars orange and the purple bits of MN a rather fetching green....

MmeLindor. Sat 30-Jul-11 15:30:57

Just recording his score for the Mumsnet Friday Night competition. Haven't you played yet? Tsk tsk.

RustyBear Sat 30-Jul-11 15:31:16

It actually turns everything negative, so I'd call it Dalek Death-ray mode....

VivaLeBeaver Sat 30-Jul-11 15:36:38

Clamours away.

PaperView Sat 30-Jul-11 15:38:27

I didn't know there was a special way to do it, i usually just turn the screen brightness down blush

OvO Sat 30-Jul-11 15:44:50

Rusty I've just changed my iPad to those settings and it is weeeeeird!

Poor Damian is a poo brown colour now. grin

MmeLindor. Sat 30-Jul-11 17:28:13

Oh, this is strange, Rusty. Good tip

SchrodingersMew Sat 30-Jul-11 17:30:05

Ohhh please. smile It means I can beg for advice on how to escape hospital talk on MN when I go to hospital to give birth. smile

BertieBotts Sat 30-Jul-11 19:40:40

It would be useful when you're on a marathon breastfeed-to-sleep and you happen to have a nosy toddler as well smile (Past that stage now but it would have been VERY handy)

MmeLindor. Sat 30-Jul-11 21:57:09

Any more?

PeggyCarter Sat 30-Jul-11 22:03:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TinyDiamond Sat 30-Jul-11 22:06:56

I think it would be great yes please

trixymalixy Sat 30-Jul-11 22:10:44

I'm sitting in DDs room trying to get her to go to sleep, with the brightness on my iPad turned right down. Stealth mode would be very handy right now!!

1gglePiggle Sat 30-Jul-11 22:11:55

Yes would be good for sitting in dark waiting for dd to fall asleep without the light disturbing her. Looked on my iPhone but doesn't seem to have accessibility under general sad

MmeLindor. Sat 30-Jul-11 22:27:34

I have discovered that I can toggle the home button to switch to stealth mode in the accessibility bit. Clicking home three times switches between normal and stealth mode.

LeninGrad Wed 03-Aug-11 23:08:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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