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Old 11-30-2007, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Might want to incorporate this technology into the site and have dark backgrounds.

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Old 12-01-2007, 12:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Lit on low v. unlit for me is only 1 watts difference,
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I know this is an old thread, but I like the idea. It would make a noticeable difference for people with older CRT monitors. For those of us with LCD screens or other efficient screens, it may not make a big difference, but as in EcoModding, and hypermiling, it can be a bad idea to overlook the small things, as they will all add up to a greater amount.

I was actually somewhat saddened when I noticed the only skins available are the white one, and the "mobile" one. I usually use my computer at night (off-peak power hours ) and have a dark background, black windows and Firefox theme, and have the brightness set as low as it will go. I don't like having bright screens glaring at me in a dark room

I was thinking at least offering a skin for EM.com that has dark backgrounds, and fairly dark text for those of us trying to save some energy to have an option. Especially since you guys just started the EcoRenovator site, and this would tie into saving energy at home Just my two pennies
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lit on low v. unlit for me is only 1 watts difference,
When my system (Thinkpad T61 notebook) only uses about 14 wattts total (when I'm just doing e.g. coding or writing, which is most of the time), then 1 watt is a pretty significant percentage :-)

But there's a better reason for using white text on a black background as default: it's a lot easier on the eyes.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When my system (Thinkpad T61 notebook) only uses about 14 wattts total (when I'm just doing e.g. coding or writing, which is most of the time), then 1 watt is a pretty significant percentage :-)

But there's a better reason for using white text on a black background as default: it's a lot easier on the eyes.
Yeah, I always set my desktop to black with a small picture in the dead-center. I often set up my editors to have black backgrounds. Over the years, my favorite text colors have been "ecomodder" light-green and cyan.

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