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using a black-white-monitor?

 11:26 am on Aug 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

English isnt my first language so Im not sure if black-white-monitor is the right word, but I guess u get what I mean.

Ive been wondering if using a monitor that you can switch to black/white/gray would help prevent any eye/vision problems. I dont have any, but would like to make sure it stays that way if im goign to work on a monitor for years 10 hours/day lol...

It seems like switching to black/white would make it easier on the eyes, and it wouldnt really bother me to read/write in black white, while I'm writing code/e-mails/reading/etc..

Any idea if this would be a good idea?

Any other ideas what to do to make it easy on the eyes?



 9:53 am on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

In my experience, it is not so much the colors, but first the brightness followed by text size that strains my eyes.



 2:49 pm on Sep 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

I read all this up about 15 years ago and can't remember much. I do recall creating an application that used black or dark blue text on a cyan background which seemed to be comfortable with the eyestrain problems I was experiencing at the time.


 2:58 pm on Sep 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Opera has an "Accessibility Layout" option under it's Modes menu.. just clicking on it will transform any page instantly to what piatkow descrbes .. don't know if it can be set as a constant preference or not though

[edited by: SuzyUK at 2:59 pm (utc) on Sep. 4, 2008]


 4:47 pm on Sep 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

thanks, that sounds interesting. I'll check out Opera


 11:06 am on Sep 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

It was always the tube flicker that got me.

Since moving to LCD screens, that has never been an issue.

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