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us Online IMR4198

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Lights on, or Lights off
on: April 11, 2024, 11:53:12 PM
   I always wondered how many members use the 'Lights On' mode versus the Black Out version on the MTo site.  In case someone out there hasn't noticed, there is a sun symbol next to the search thing on the home page.  Press it to toggle on or off the background color.
   I started out reading things long before I joined.  I always used the white background.  After I joined, I tried the 'Lights Off' blackout mode.  That is what I have used ever since.  So which is it?  Black or white?  Best wishes.  Gary (IMR)
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us Offline nate j

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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #1 on: April 12, 2024, 12:13:46 AM
I believe it is a setting on my phone, but I use the black background mode.  I think it’s easier on the eyes.


us Offline SteveC

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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #2 on: April 12, 2024, 12:31:36 AM
I go back and forth but mostly lights on.


us Offline Enginears

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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #3 on: April 12, 2024, 01:28:19 AM
Thank you for bringing this up G, I had not discovered that feature. I prefer dark mode on almost everything, so I have gone dark for good on Mto!


us Offline powernoodle

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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #4 on: April 12, 2024, 02:12:04 AM
Interesting.  I have been here a good while, and never noticed it.  But I have switched to lights off mode to see how that goes.   :tu:


us Offline Poncho65

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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #5 on: April 12, 2024, 02:20:45 AM
Lights on for me since this theme first became available  :cheers: I used it a long time before it was the default :tu:

I tried dark mode but prefer light mode :salute:


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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #6 on: April 12, 2024, 07:52:58 AM
i use light mode at day and dark mode when its dark (it makes reading more comfortable at dark)


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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #7 on: April 12, 2024, 12:17:24 PM
   A lifetime ago, there was a radio show called Lights Out.  A flat emotionless voice did the intro.  Each word was followed by the tolling of a clock striking the hour.
   It.......Is.......Later.......Than......You.......Think. 
   The speaker was Arch Oboler.  Then you would get a short warning and the speaker would command.... LIGHTS OUT. 
    The show made the transition to early TV.  The old radio show was popular, and episodes were broadcast at a late time slot. 
    So far it looks like the MTo lights out mode is about a 50/50 proposition, with some more trying it out.  Maybe a few more will give it a try.  There is plenty of time.  Best wishes.  G
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« Last Edit: April 12, 2024, 12:57:05 PM by IMR4198 »


au Offline ReamerPunch

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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #8 on: April 13, 2024, 01:32:23 PM
Dark mode for me, the old theme was nicely grey, the new theme is too bright for me so I was glad to see there was a dark theme available. :cheers:


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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #9 on: April 14, 2024, 12:13:50 AM
Lights out, I use dark mode on my phone and laptop. I use the web version and tapatalk

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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #10 on: April 14, 2024, 06:16:24 PM
Ever since I got my last phone I go with dark theme on everything except for the eBay.
There are some sites where the headings don't show well in dark theme though.
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us Offline Enginears

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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #11 on: April 21, 2024, 12:10:12 AM
Anyone else noticing that in dark mode the highlighted nature of the pencil, for a forum with a new post does not show  up?


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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #12 on: April 21, 2024, 12:32:51 AM
  I figured out what you were asking.  There is a difference in the black out mode, but not as much contrast as the lights on mode.  I think.  To tell the truth I never really knew what the pencil symbol was for.  Best wishes.  G
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us Offline SteveC

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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #13 on: April 21, 2024, 01:27:37 PM
Anyone else noticing that in dark mode the highlighted nature of the pencil, for a forum with a new post does not show  up?

It turns from black to grey.


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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #14 on: April 21, 2024, 10:17:03 PM
I had seen the moon symbol but it never occurred to me to hover over it or click it.  Learn something new everyday.  I think I'm ok with either mode though.
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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #15 on: April 22, 2024, 04:49:55 AM
Thanks for pointing that out!  I never thought about it,  just tried it, I like the dark mode!  But I could easily go back to light, it was nice as well.


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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #16 on: May 02, 2024, 10:29:50 PM
Lights on for me.
Dark modes leave the text imprinted on my retina for ages after I've closed the page.


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Re: Lights on, or Lights off
Reply #17 on: May 02, 2024, 11:18:24 PM
Lights on has always worked for me. Why mess with it?
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