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Discussion in 'Ask the White Tower' started by Ahmyra al'Ruley, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Ahmyra al'Ruley

    Ahmyra al'Ruley Mistress of Foretelling Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    Is it possible/is there a setting I am missing where we can change from light to dark backgrounds?
     
  2. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Gaidin Outreach Activities Coordinator

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    That's what I asked too, @Anujun Trahearn made a plug in but it's through something you have to download not part of the site yet :(
     
  3. Mendo Cath

    Mendo Cath Voidbringer Aes Sedai

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    Yeah there are no custom themes installed to date.
     
  4. Anujun Trahearn

    Anujun Trahearn Accepted

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    @Ahmyra al'Ruley I made a dark theme that you enable with the Stylus browser extension. It's true to the normal theme, it just changes the colours to be easy on the eyes.

    You can install the Stylus extension here:
    Stylus for Chrome
    Stylus for Firefox

    And then install my Darkfriend theme here:
    Darkfriend theme for TarValon.net

    If anyone reading this (@Alora Sionn) already has the theme installed, I recommend deleting it and re-installing it to get the latest fix which I uploaded today. (Sadly, that's the only way to get updates. I'm pretty sure all of the issues are now fixed, though.)

    edit: it looks like there's an "update style" button now, to install the latest version! :D
     
  5. Bruce al'Kay

    Bruce al'Kay Novice

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    I love this, Anujun! Thank you a thousand times xD Although in my brain I am thinking of this as the "Black Tower" theme rather than the "Darkfriend" theme in my brain lol
     
  6. Anujun Trahearn

    Anujun Trahearn Accepted

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    Thanks Bruce! ^^

    I just thought it was fitting that a theme that is friendly in the dark be called Darkfriend, but it was supposed to be a temporary name until I got approval to make it into an official forum theme. However, since the tech committee decided that having a dark theme went against the White Tower name; thereby relegating this theme to rebel status; I decided that it was appropriate to keep the Darkfriend name ;)

    I do hope this decision is reconsidered some day, since myself and many others suffer from migraines and sensitivity to bright light, and I think it's unfortunate that we have to resort to these measures just to tolerate visiting the site. If it does become official, Black Tower would be a great name!
     
  7. Bruce al'Kay

    Bruce al'Kay Novice

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    That makes a lot of sense actually. I hadn't thought of all the political repercussions of the theme :)

    If I can ask one question about the theme? When I go to a member's profile and see the public posts on their profile, it seems that the text color on those posts is tough to read. Is there some setting on that?
     
  8. Ty al'Djinn

    Ty al'Djinn Mod for Life Gaidin Company Commander of San d'ma Shadar Forum Moderator

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    If that's the primary concern, just name it Tower After Dark. :p
     
  9. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Gaidin Outreach Activities Coordinator

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    Great idea! ^^
     
  10. Anujun Trahearn

    Anujun Trahearn Accepted

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    I like that idea, but the tech team seems set on having this not happen :grumble
     
  11. Sa'areah Britthorn

    Sa'areah Britthorn Aes Sedai Director of Membership

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    Anujun, I'm sure that your request can be seen here. However, you may want to email technology@tarvalon.net so they have a record of all the information in their inbox.
     
  12. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Gaidin Outreach Activities Coordinator

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    And mention the new name and people who get photosensitive headaches or eyestrain would definitely benefit! I've been getting some bad ones lately from overtime and night driving :x
     
  13. Elanda Tonil

    Elanda Tonil Aes Sedai Survey Project Manager Forum Moderator

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    It would really help me a lot! I have a ton of migraines and the bright boards are really painful.
     
  14. Anujun Trahearn

    Anujun Trahearn Accepted

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    Yeah I've mentioned all of this in emails to them already. I tried really hard guys, but the last email I got said in no uncertain terms that it won't happen.
     
  15. Elanda Tonil

    Elanda Tonil Aes Sedai Survey Project Manager Forum Moderator

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    :hug Thank you for trying. :(
     
  16. Anujun Trahearn

    Anujun Trahearn Accepted

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    It seems there may still be a path forward for this. I misunderstood a couple of things. You'll hear about it if it gets opened up for discussion .