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    Dark Theme?

    Is there a way to enable a Dark Mode/Theme for the forum? Definitely prefer a dark theme when I'm reading at night.
    I only see one style option (well, two, a regular and a mobile one).

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    The vBulletin software doesn't provide individuals with an optional viewing mode. We can change the colors but the last time we did that the majority here complained big time.

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    While it's possible to have multiple "themes" with VB, there are definitely issues that come from i including subjective color choices.
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    Have you tried night mode on your computer?

    Select Start > Settings > System > Display > Night light settings. If your night light toggle above the link is grayed out, you may need to update your display driver. See Update drivers in Windows 10.
    Under Schedule, toggle Schedule night light to On. Then, either select Sunset to sunrise, or select Set hours and enter custom times for the night light to turn on and off.
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    Please don't force dark mode on us. No objections to it existing as a choice, but the fashionistas have too often declared that these days we must read gray type on a dark background. It just doesn't work for some of us.

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    I'm in agreement with that Roger...I can't use it on my computers at all. But in an ideal world it would be an option. I'm not sure that the resources are available to put that kind of thing in place right now. I'd personally like to see the Xenforo migration happen before any effort was put into VB at this point, especially since it's the same resource that has to do the work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Schierer View Post
    Have you tried night mode on your computer?
    Yes, thanks. I already do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    I'd personally like to see the Xenforo migration happen before any effort was put into VB at this point,
    Agreed. vbulletin is pretty long in the tooth. Though granted, I don't know anything about Xenforo or what makes it better. (But if it can correctly orient uploaded images, I'm all for it).
    Last edited by Jim Becker; 06-29-2020 at 8:33 AM. Reason: fixed quote tagging

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    Not only does XenForo with with images as one might expect, it supports mobile devices natively and has some other nice features. We will hopefully get there at some point...
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    I would gladly up my yearly contribution for that upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Pratt View Post
    I would gladly up my yearly contribution for that upgrade.
    2nd that Frank
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