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  1. jaybotinc's Avatar
    Am the only one who doesn't really care too much about dark themes?

    Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to convince others not to care and I am quite happy that sooooo many are excited about this feature.

    I'm just curious if anyone out there is as indifferent to this as I am.
    09-03-2019 10:01 PM
  2. drvier8's Avatar
    I may be in the minority, but dark mode is harder on my eyes than black text on white background. Buy choice is good.
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    09-03-2019 10:10 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Dark mode in certain apps does bother me a little also ..
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    09-03-2019 10:13 PM
  4. jaybotinc's Avatar
    And I wasn't surprised ANYONE liked. I was just surprised by what seems an overwhelming and resounding demand for universal dark mode.

    I listen to some podcasts (HI and Cortex) where the host always talks about this need with great impatience and I used to just think think this was something quirky about him. Now I feel quirky for not caring. Lol
    09-03-2019 10:46 PM
  5. jaybotinc's Avatar
    Finally, I used to not even get *why* ppl cared. I thought they just liked the stealthier feel, but what I'm gathering is that this is largely appreciated to reduce eye strain. Right? That makes sense. I'd just never thought about it before. I think my eyes are not very sensitive. I hate wearing sunglasses and sunniness never gives me headaches.

    Is this mainly why ppl care? To reduce eye pain?
    09-03-2019 10:47 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I like dark mode, but it's not a deal-breaker. I can take it or leave it.

    I'm more interested in dark mode on a PC than on a phone.
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    09-03-2019 10:48 PM
  7. jasonb's Avatar
    Every app should have the option. Its better for your eyes and better for battery life with OLED screens. Actually better for the life of the OLED panel itself as well.
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    09-03-2019 11:04 PM
  8. jaybotinc's Avatar
    Every app should have the option. Its better for your eyes and better for battery life with OLED screens. Actually better for the life of the OLED panel itself as well.
    More than not I find dark mode somewhat disorientating. And I don't ever feel eye strain. That said, perhaps it's still bad for my eyes despite the lack of discomfort. I mean, what you say makes sense.

    And the OLED point is another one I've seen that makes sense.

    I have a feeling this is one of those unexciting updates that I yawn at but then if it were missing in a year I'd be like, wth did dark mode go?! Lol
    09-03-2019 11:08 PM
  9. drvier8's Avatar
    Every app should have the option. Its better for your eyes and better for battery life with OLED screens. Actually better for the life of the OLED panel itself as well.
    Not all eyes... https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/y...n-battery-life

    "For some people with astigmatisms (a common condition that most people are born with, to some degree), dark mode can be worse on their eyes, and, impairments that require it aside, the science showing that dark mode is any easier on the eyes than normal mode is still up for debate."

    But having the choice is a good thing.
    09-03-2019 11:28 PM
  10. cbreze's Avatar
    Some like it, some don't and some don't care one way or the other. But having the choice is the best option. I prefer dark simply because it is just a more mellow look and feel. I always thought the bright white was screaming, especially in a dark room. Also with the white I found myself adjusting the brightness a lot, now not so much. So far all the apps I have that are in the dark mode look really good. Looking forward to getting gmail in a dark mode.
    Side note: I have astigmatism and notice no eye strain at all. Been using it since beta 1.
    09-04-2019 12:40 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Some like it, some don't and some don't care one way or the other. But having the choice is the best option. I prefer dark simply because it is just a more mellow look and feel. I always thought the bright white was screaming, especially in a dark room. Also with the white I found myself adjusting the brightness a lot, now not so much. So far all the apps I have that are in the dark mode look really good. Looking forward to getting gmail in a dark mode.
    Side note: I have astigmatism and notice no eye strain at all. Been using it since beta 1.
    Likewise, I have astigmatism, but light or dark mode makes no difference to me. However, I have toric contact lenses and proper spectacles.

    Blue light causes more eyestrain for me, which is why I use blue light filters on both my phone and PC.
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    09-04-2019 03:11 AM
  12. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Dark mode is definitely a deal breaker for me now that I've seen how unbelievably gorgeous and easy on the eyes it is. If they took it away tomorrow, I'd be looking for another phone that had it lol. So far dark mode is the real draw of 10 for me :-D
    09-04-2019 06:18 AM
  13. medic22003's Avatar
    I have astigmatism, also had to get bifocals in the last couple years. I prefer the dark mode. Just like the white letters popping out. Easier to read for me. I think in the end it just boils down to personal preference
    09-04-2019 06:36 AM
  14. quietchaos501's Avatar
    Finally, I used to not even get *why* ppl cared. I thought they just liked the stealthier feel, but what I'm gathering is that this is largely appreciated to reduce eye strain. Right? That makes sense. I'd just never thought about it before. I think my eyes are not very sensitive. I hate wearing sunglasses and sunniness never gives me headaches.

    Is this mainly why ppl care? To reduce eye pain?
    For me personally, the dark is easier on my eyes as I'm light sensitive and no matter how low I turn my brightness, it irritates my eyes...plus I just like the way it looks
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    09-04-2019 04:06 PM
  15. davidnc's Avatar
    I like dark mode over white mode
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    09-05-2019 08:12 PM
  16. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    Turned it all the way off. The way it's set up, I liked in some places (Discover Feed, settings), hated it in others (calendar, etc). I ended up changing my wallpaper to something more complentary and turned dark mode off!
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    09-05-2019 08:45 PM
  17. jaybotinc's Avatar
    Thanks for all your thoughts, guys. Not sure why but I'm just always interested in hearing how ppl like to interact w their phones UI.

    Anyway, I will say that I love my calendar (agenda view) in dark mode. It really pops.

    But, the thing I REALLY wish they would turn dark is the bootup screen. My Samsung was the same way. I'm surprised my retinas haven't permanently burned after having glaced at the screen a few times during reset.

    Why does it have to be So. Damn. Bright?!?
    09-05-2019 11:56 PM
  18. cbreze's Avatar
    Thanks for all your thoughts, guys. Not sure why but I'm just always interested in hearing how ppl like to interact w their phones UI.

    Anyway, I will say that I love my calendar (agenda view) in dark mode. It really pops.

    But, the thing I REALLY wish they would turn dark is the bootup screen. My Samsung was the same way. I'm surprised my retinas haven't permanently burned after having glaced at the screen a few times during reset.

    Why does it have to be So. Damn. Bright?!?
    This was suggested to me in another thread by @Anthow68 and I found it to work to get the dark boot screen. Go into your settings, toggle the dark theme option off and then back on and then reboot. See if that fixes it.
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    09-06-2019 01:21 AM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    Some like it, some don't and some don't care one way or the other. But having the choice is the best option. I prefer dark simply because it is just a more mellow look and feel. I always thought the bright white was screaming, especially in a dark room. Also with the white I found myself adjusting the brightness a lot, now not so much. So far all the apps I have that are in the dark mode look really good. Looking forward to getting gmail in a dark mode.
    Side note: I have astigmatism and notice no eye strain at all. Been using it since beta 1.
    I agree with you. The fact that dark mode is easier on the eyes, better on battery and better looking aesthetically in the applications is a big deal to me.
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    09-06-2019 08:57 AM
  20. jaybotinc's Avatar
    This was suggested to me in another thread by @Anthow68 and I found it to work to get the dark boot screen. Go into your settings, toggle the dark theme option off and then back on and then reboot. See if that fixes it.
    Ah, so the boot screen _shoukd_ be dark?
    09-06-2019 05:21 PM
  21. cbreze's Avatar
    Ah, so the boot screen _shoukd_ be dark?
    Might be a bug. If you want it dark try those directions
    09-06-2019 05:25 PM
  22. Tim1954's Avatar
    I think battery life is a big consideration, dark mode will use less battery since it lights up less pixels.
    Your use will have a large part also, I do permanent night shift and sitting in a dark place the display is really hard on my eyes with all that white! Having dark mode calms that somewhat, and also doesn't destroy my night vision as much... But it's nice to have the option to choose.
    Before dark mode, I used to reverse the colours (negativ colours) to ease the burden on my retina.
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    09-06-2019 07:46 PM
  23. eric002's Avatar
    I think battery life is a big consideration, dark mode will use less battery since it lights up less pixels.
    Your use will have a large part also, I do permanent night shift and sitting in a dark place the display is really hard on my eyes with all that white! Having dark mode calms that somewhat, and also doesn't destroy my night vision as much... But it's nice to have the option to choose.
    Before dark mode, I used to reverse the colours (negativ colours) to ease the burden on my retina.
    Absolutely right.
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    09-06-2019 07:55 PM
  24. eric002's Avatar
    Like I said I'm on expecting dark mode for Google Assistant, and Gmail inbox primarily!
    09-06-2019 08:02 PM
  25. JSacco's Avatar
    Dark mode is working perfectly for me however it seems like my Google search results aren't in dark mode. Anyone else with the same issue?

    I didn't have this issue yesterday.
    09-06-2019 09:59 PM
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