Why the frick is dark mode so popular? Am I the only one that prefers light mode? Dark mode hurts to look at.

Why the frick is dark mode so popular? Am I the only one that prefers light mode?

Dark mode hurts to look at. I have 20/20 vision so maybe that's why I don't need to use dark mode. Or maybe people don't know how to adjust their screen's brightness and/or are using some trash display.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because they're obsessed with black people so dark = better while white = cringe

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rent free

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Watching IQfy being a ouroboros of contrarianism never stops being funny.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Look at the OP pic and tell me the one on the left isn't easier on the eyes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It isn't. I won't even bother enlarging it since even thumbnail is burning on eyes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Right is much easier on the eyes.
        As a developer for 30 years I've always used dark themes for my code and consoles.

        I've seen light mode gain and lose popularity.
        Young people always seethe when their little fad gets outdated.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Right is much easier on the eyes.
          not for me.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        are you trolling or are you a dumb Black person? Go to a dark room and display a full white screen on your monitor (doesn't need to be OLED, literally any screen will do). Now look around you and notice how much your room is illuminated by the screen. Now display black color and look around again.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >notice how much your room is illuminated by the screen
          >She doesn't know how to adjust screen brightness
          Kek

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm just trying to make you understand why dark theme is easier on the eyes, not white theme, you dumb Black person.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You should not be using your computer or any device in the dark, it hurts your eyes

          if you have the light on then light mode will be better

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >if you have the light on then light mode will be better
            Because?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've never been a fan of dark mode. Reading light text on black background causes ghosting. I have always considered dark mode to be a reddit meme.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >causes ghosting
        only a problem on old shitty oleds, ltpo screens have 0 ghosting

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You realize dark mode was contrarian once?
      Stop overusing every new word you learn.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >dumbshit ESL doesn't know what an ouroboros is

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not that word. You're using "contrarian" too much.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >missing the point due to being an ESL
        NTA but this a dumb post, you should delete this.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I am ESL yes. And I won't.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    literally only NEETs who wake up at 5PM use darkmode. it looks like shit during the day.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Apple mobile
      Light mode is better on that, and you can even get why if you know anything about UI design and aesthetics
      t. I use both, seethe

      This anon also gets it, just program the switch, but the matter goes beyond daytime-nighttime

      Same on desktops, depends on the task (but dark wins)

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    poorgay doesn't have an OLED display and doesn't understand what it means to have infinitely high contrast + extra battery life thread
    also no, dark mode is easier on the eyes, you probably just aren't used to it
    way less blue light too which helps with sleep, and on many displays the lowest brightness is still too bright (not only on "trash displays" and that's also fixed with dark mode

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >extra battery life thread
      >Has a device with a shit battery and calls other people poorgays
      Kek. A good display is exactly why you can turn the brightness down. It will still look good unlike a shit display that you need to crank up the brightness to 100% and use cope mode.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I do it to use less battery, the less pixels are activated on an OLED screen, the less power it uses

      >causes ghosting
      only a problem on old shitty oleds, ltpo screens have 0 ghosting

      >oled
      is fricking goyslop flickershit
      kys Black person

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not all oleds use pwm dimming
        kys moron

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          name one that doesn't
          kys homosexual

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/best-phones-for-pwm-flicker-sensitive
            https://ek.ua/en/list/122/pr-49928/
            https://www.epey.co.uk/phone/screen-features/dc-dimming/
            does google/duckduckgo not work on your internets?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >bunch of obscure chinkphones

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >bunch of motorolas
            >zenfone
            >oneplus
            >asus rog
            obscure my ass
            also, that's just phones that support dc dimming, lots of high end phones in the last few years with ltpo displays despite not having dc dimming, have pwm flicker rates that are so high that it becomes a non issue
            also have you tried not being born with shitty eyes

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sheeit I thought those were good phones

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >spyware chinkshitphones that become abandonwared within 3 years
            >obscure my ass

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >his eyes can't detect 240hz flicker
            >calls others out for having shitty eyes
            lol, lmao even

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >spyware chinkshitphones that become abandonwared within 3 years
            >obscure my ass

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My pinay wife has a Redmi Note 10 Pro that I bought for her and she complains that it's causing her headaches.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            "not all phones cause headaches"
            "my wife has a phone that causes headaches"
            ...so? who the frick askes

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For real? I have a huge problem with eye floaters. Yes, I've been to many an opthamologist, and the answer is always, "indeed you have many floaters". Can't really do shit about it except a full vitrectomy which comes with its own risks.

    But light mode is unbearable. Having a white light source going directly into my eyes highlights every damned one of them and my whole visual field is a mass of the things, which is incredibly distracting for getting any work done. Dark mode on the other hand make things 80% better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Light mode helps your pupils properly constrict or dilate. You aren't damaging your retinas. Dark mode on the other hand tricks your pupils into dilating while your retinas get blasted with full brightness from the text.

      This is why adjusting screen brightness is better than using cope modes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine being so limp wristed a computer screen can burn your retina.

        Never go outside Anon, sunlight is thousands of times more intense.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Go into a dark room and stare at a flashlight. Now go into a properly lit room and look at something dark. You're insane if you think staring at a flashlight in a dark room is more comfortable on the eyes.
          >Bright white text on black vs black text on light

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Every screen has a backlight. Each pixel is 3 small rgb bits of plastic the light comes through. They actually block the light from coming through to control the brightness of each color. You don't get "fully blasted" looking at a dark screen. The only time you get fully blasted is when it's white and the screen lets 100% of the light through.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Source on why pupils constrict and dilate in response to light levels

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pupil#Effect_of_light

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For real? I have a huge problem with eye floaters. Yes, I've been to many an opthamologist, and the answer is always, "indeed you have many floaters". Can't really do shit about it except a full vitrectomy which comes with its own risks.

        But light mode is unbearable. Having a white light source going directly into my eyes highlights every damned one of them and my whole visual field is a mass of the things, which is incredibly distracting for getting any work done. Dark mode on the other hand make things 80% better.

        This

        But you should have a normal light in the background, never use your computer in the dark

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have the exact same problem and still prefer white themes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I now have one that is right near the central vision that I hate so fricking much it is awful on a white background

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People have different preferences.
    Dark mode is objectively worse if you have any kind of vision impairment though, especially astigmatism

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That would be because your pupils get smaller when there is a lot of light.
      When you have good eyes (or good glasses) you can see sharper with wider pupils because you get less diffraction.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        super interesting, thanks! one of my eyes has a major astigmatism and I bet this is why dark mode is annoying to me.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dark mode fricks up your sleep cycle. you need a lot of light during the day

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I have 20/20 vision so maybe that's why I don't need to use dark mode.
    Lol, what does that have to do with anything?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People with poor eyesight are more likely to use dark mode since they can't cope with looking at photons.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    all fields

    kys discord zoomBlack folk

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      [...]
      >oled
      is fricking goyslop flickershit
      kys Black person

      not all oleds use pwm dimming
      kys moron

      name one that doesn't
      kys homosexual

      you first yourist autist newbie sperg

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do it to use less battery, the less pixels are activated on an OLED screen, the less power it uses

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >dark mode
    More like dork mode
    Hand over your lunch money

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dark mode is what teh 1337 h@x0rz use

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some people really like it. Girlfriend has it on 24/7, I just use it during the night

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1) Most phones these days have AMOLED screens so not using dark mode is just silly
    2) Computer screens are black by default, they only became white by default to cater to Xillenials who liked paper
    3) "Light mode" these days literally means staring into a blinding fricking white light. It didn't used to be this bad before the 2011 flatshit revolution

    [...]

    There's some blog that routinely gets posted to orange reddit that literally has a FFFF00 yellow background and even that is 10x easier on the eyes than white despite objectively being only 7% darker.
    Appendix) You're fricking stupid and I know this part is bait but people with poor vision have a harder time with dark mode because of haloing, not the other way around.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There's some blog that routinely gets posted to orange reddit that literally has a FFFF00 yellow background and even that is 10x easier on the eyes than white despite objectively being only 7% darker.
      Holy shit blogs and forums with locked dark mode are fricking unusable. It's so uncomfortable idk how people are okay with staring at white text on black background like holy frick come on now. One of the worst memes to come to modern UIs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why did you quote me if what you were going to say had nothing to do with what you quoted?

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BLACK is simply superior.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why the frick is dark mode so popular?
    le hackoor edgy teen

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Light mode is for white people, Dark mode is for Black folk like Indians, Americans etc.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ITT: Android users out themselves by saying that dark mode looks like shit on their bitcrushed dog slop screens

    have a nice day

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My mom and dad also prefer light mode, big letters and max volume at all times.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you forgot max brightness at all times

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Dark mode hurts to look at
    Why are zoomers such homosexuals, in the 80s and early 90s you had no choice, the only mode was dark mode

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just NEETs that haven't seen sunlight in weeks

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why the frick is dark mode so popular?
    Because the normies think it's more better.
    > be me
    > tech company in downtown Seattle
    > stuck in APM / NPM space
    > UI is bright white background
    > sales ok, not spectacular
    > "hey, let's pivot to security"
    > followed by
    > "gonna need a dark mode"
    > show first cut of UI to company
    > "ooh, that's nice"
    > show to customers / prospects
    > "ooh, that's nice"
    People, especially in the security space, seem to associate dark mode with "better".

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Am I the only one that prefers light mode?
    yes

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Light mode is like staring at a scorching white sun. Absolutely nobody uses it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most light themes are just bad
      Good ones are not searing white or one colour

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you tried adjusting your screen's brightness? You do know how to adjust brightness, right zoom-zoom? Dark mode is a meme like "muh blue bubbles" - text message bubble colors you cannot customize in the year 2030-6.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Easier on the eyes inside. Pure black saves battery on OLED.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Pure black saves battery on OLED
      grey also saves just as much battery moron
      https://www.xda-developers.com/amoled-black-vs-gray-dark-mode/

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        "So actually AMOLED black does save battery but it's negligible because I say so"

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ???
          >let's just measure the damn thing
          and he did... he gives power measurements if you keep reading
          what the frick is your problem?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >When displaying an "AMOLED black" image, the OnePlus 7 Pro consumed an average of 600mW — the same difference of 400mW in our modeling above. And finally, when measuring dark gray, the device consumed an average between 600mW-610mW
            Wow 610 is much higher than 600. I think AMOLED wins here

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >is much higher
            no it's not, literally margin of error

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Professional electrician here. It's much higher and will drain your battery so much faster. Use pure black with your OLED screen whenever possible

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >0.063% per hour drains your battery much faster
            more like professional moron here, kys

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I can notice it

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            post an abx test then

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dark mode is for based neets who never see sunlight so bright things hurt to look at and act as flashbangs to our trained eyes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >dark mode is for based neets
      Thing is it's super popular among normies too. Using light mode is racist and politically incorrect now just like having green bubbles. You're viewed as an weird outcast.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        normies are much cooler than they used to be

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Based. Use developer colors or get bullied, JACOB

          let people enjoy things. grow up.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            kys

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            stop talking mean things to strangers on the internet. grow up.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based. Use developer colors or get bullied, JACOB

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flatshit made designers forget how to produce stuff with actual contrast and no eye-raping pure white background with pastel colors. Dark mode is a cope for that.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, same for me, dark mode is for drooljack.
    White background focuses contracts your iris and makes dark text sharper.
    Unless I'm doing something completely unproductive, I use bright mode, besides the terminal which became a habit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >White background focuses contracts your iris and makes dark text sharper.
      This is it. You explained why dark mode looks fricky. I'm able to focus properly on text with light mode. Looking at a dark screen is fine but when there is bright text it becomes eye rape.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >besides the terminal which became a habit.
      I just made a light color scheme for mine.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dark mode its popular because its better
    i keep all my screens on minimum brightness. i have my whole system themed with gruvbox (hard contrast version) and its perfect. just because your "dark mode" looks shit doesn't mean all of it is crap.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the absolute state of IQfy "technology" board
    There's so much better discussions in less famous boards, this shit is so cringe

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer light because my eyes aren't shit.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I am better than you because I like having large amounts of light blasting into my eyes

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like light mode as well
    makes me feel more productive in code or w/e
    just feels like I'm more awake and I can see shit better lol

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    white mode for is perfect if you experience glare or reflections, but dark mode need is variable. for me coding in light mode would be very uncozy.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use dark mode, since to me it feels slightly easier to look at all day but aesthetically I like light mode more.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because a bunch of genetic dead end tough that the reason their eye sight is so bad was because they stare at the screen for too long instead of blaming their parents for giving them shit genes.
    True is started at dark backgrounds causes myopia and astigmatism

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tomorrow style chads ww@

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >20/20 vision
    this is such a cope lol
    no one actually measures vision like this, the only people that say this shit are morons that have never had an eye exam and think their vision is perfect

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dark mode is for OLED screens to save battery. Using dark mode on a LCD is moronic

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's nice on mobile, and absolutely shit on desktop.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have visual snow and dark mode helps me because I don't see it as much on dark backgrounds

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I read this then I saw some floaters.
      frick you anon
      EDIT: ok I turned down my brightness and it's fine.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because light mode is conceptually moronic you dumb frick
    Having meaningless background blasting your pixels at max strength while the useful text is black and nearly turned off save for the backlight is just fricking stupid
    Only unironic dimwitted contrarians use light mode

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >blasting your pixels at max strength
      >She doesn't know how to adjust screen brightness much less understand the concept of screen brightness
      I guess it is a cope mode for tech illiterate normoids

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This thread just goes to show that IQfy is 95% phoneposters and pajeets larping as computer professionals.
    What a sad state this board is in.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because turning down screen brightness is too much effort for zoomtards.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hot take:

    dark mode increases toxicity and depression. light mode looks like youre looking into the clouds or the sky. dark mode is just an endlessly dark void that some words come out. everything looks more negative. studies will prove this one day
    if youre wondering why the internet seems a lot worse, less genuine, less friendly -- this is not the only aspect, but certainly a major contributing factor

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's 12am, working late, always work late, need something easy on the eyes, can't be arsed to flip it on and off

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its dark at night, many do not want to smirk three minutes just to see what time it is in night

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it didnt exist when we were kids

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Light mode during the day
    Dark mode once the sun goes down far enough that a light-mode screen is the brightest thing around
    Switching back and forth is the best idea for most people and I’m annoyed that GNOME, of all things, has the easiest handiest switch for normies to flip back and forth while the other two OSs make you work at it a bit

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why the frick is dark mode so popular?
    Because they switched all the lights to that eye cancer-inducing pulsating LED crap so nobody turns them on anymore. You don't need dark mode if you have incandescent bulbs because you'll actually want to turn them on.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just read the damn article your image was taken from OP
    Dark mode is easier on the eyes

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer using the white mode because it's easier on the eyes, as I spend most of my time using a mobile or a desktop device during daytime! I also think it generaly looks better and has the pro of being more consistent and working on every app/site.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's about display size. I have a large monitor for my desktop and use dark mode for most things on it. For my phone, light mode works better.

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