Posted Oct 6, 2012 9:16 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: Tk look
Parent article: XDC2012: Programming languages for X application development
I disagree. That might have been the case ages ago with CRTs, but TFTs have made it tolerable and even desirable. My browser window fills the whole screen and the web pages in it are usually large expanses of white, including right now LWN.net. It is not uncomfortable at all, and making the thin control stripes (menu and buttons) a little bit darker does not change the overall picture.
In fact, darker backgrounds on web pages decrease readability. I find white text on a dark background particularly nasty: after reading such a page I see dark spots everywhere for a minute or so. I have configured my terminal windows to be black on white too and now live in a bright, sunny world.
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