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Getting a darker background??

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ArtemisiaofCaria Mon 17-Jun-13 22:25:12

Brightness on my phone is set to lowest level, but the MN webpage is so bright it is painful to look at, especially at nighttime.

As I like to use it when dealing with DS at night, any chance of a less retina damaging background?

ArtemisiaofCaria Mon 17-Jun-13 22:25:51

E.g. MN is what I use as a 'torch' at night...

FruOla Tue 18-Jun-13 09:04:55

Back when it were all fields around here (before my time), I gather that MN had a night time mode where the screen darkened - I've read about this on a few threads.

But I wonder if they decided to stop it since there are MNers all over the world now - and whilst it might be 2am in the UK, it might be 2pm elsewhere. But I have no idea whether that mode is governed by MN's clock, or the clock on the device that you're using (I'm not sure I know what I'm talking about though grin).

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 18-Jun-13 10:59:49

<muses idly> wonder whether this has anything to do with the page being mainly white?

Is anyone else having a problem with this?

OnTheNingNangNong Tue 18-Jun-13 11:02:12

I find this a problem at night too. It's too bright to use when resettling DS2, he knows when I'm Mumsnetting!

FruOla Tue 18-Jun-13 19:17:15

Probably, KateSMNHQ, but if you changed the main background to another colour then I bet all hell would break loose (<snort> grin) - but, not least of which, which other colour would be compatible with all the other text, ads etc? And, back in the early days, I guess people were just MNing from PCs. These days people MN from all sorts of devices.

I wonder what Tech thinks about this? <apart from holding his head in his hands!>

ArtemisiaofCaria Tue 18-Jun-13 22:42:42

Maybe the mobile version could be different? We can change the background colour on some posts already, all OP posts are green for me.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Jun-13 13:21:19

Hello. Thanks for this suggestion - we'll definitely have a think.

In the meantime, there are apps that you can use that will change the colour temperature/brightness of your screen automatically.

You could look at f.lux (for Windows, Mac, iPad/iPhone) or easyEyez (Android), which change the temperature and brightness depending on the time of day.

ArtemisiaofCaria Wed 19-Jun-13 13:47:19

Thanks Helen - I already do that though!

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