TC colors: dark or light background?

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Dark or light background ?

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TC colors: dark or light background?

Post by *leonbloy » 2009-10-01, 20:10 UTC

Do you use a color scheme with dark background (eg black or dark blue back with white fonts)? or white (or light) background with dark font, as the default?

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Post by *HolgerK » 2009-10-01, 20:17 UTC

Both :D

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I use a gray background with black font

Post by *limin18129 » 2011-05-25, 07:26 UTC

:D I use a gray background with black font, which is a good tip to protect my eyes, I think. :D

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Post by *Hammertime » 2011-07-27, 12:21 UTC

i prefer black background and yellow font. just like it. and it reminds me of the colours of Dortmund))

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Post by *IRCer » 2011-09-10, 21:28 UTC

Traditional Norton Commander style -- always ;-)

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Post by *Hakker » 2012-03-04, 11:49 UTC

Dark background with silver default text and for the rest al colored defined by type of extension.

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Post by *petermad » 2012-03-04, 17:20 UTC

Alternating white and light gray background with bold black text as default.

Green text for files with a comment.
Blue text for compressed files
Medium blue text for files newer than 1 day
Light blue text for files newer than 1 hour
Light red text for encrypted files
Light grey for symbolic links

See: http://madsenworld.dk/tcmd/filecolors2.png
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Post by *karlchen » 2012-03-04, 20:43 UTC

Still alternating light background color(s) with dark foreground color(s).
Screenshots not absolutely up-to-date, but still give the right impression: [1] - [2] - [3]
Details will vary to match the underlying design of the operating system a little bit better.

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Post by *JohnFredC » 2012-03-05, 16:52 UTC

Here is my current TC "palette".

It would be great to have the option to set a separate color for the folder trees...
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Post by *petermad » 2012-03-06, 21:01 UTC

2JohnFredC
[OT]Those pictures are perfect examples of why not to use ClearType anti aliasing ;-) - how can you live with looking at that blurry text ? [OT]
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Post by *KC_ » 2012-03-07, 06:46 UTC

I mainly use white background on black text. Black background every once in a while, Saturday night specials.
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Post by *yuki2012 » 2012-03-07, 08:57 UTC

For personal favor, I choose light background,
but for long time perspective, i think black is better

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Post by *JohnFredC » 2012-03-07, 18:15 UTC

petermad wrote:2JohnFredC
[OT]Those pictures are perfect examples of why not to use ClearType anti aliasing ;-) - how can you live with looking at that blurry text ? [OT]
Hi PeterMad

[OT]
That's a jpg (with compression) to illustrate my TC colors only. Believe me, the fonts look sharp and clear on my 1920x1200 24" IPS monitor at viewing distance. 8)
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Post by *petermad » 2012-03-07, 18:28 UTC

That's a jpg (with compression) to illustrate my TC colors only. Believe me, the fonts look sharp and clear on my 1920x1200 24"
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Post by *Balderstrom » 2012-03-10, 03:49 UTC

Darkish Green background. Yellow Text. Alternating lines are darker green/black.

There's lots of studies, that for eye-strain et al - dark backgrounds with light text are much easier on the eyes. And green/yellow again tend to be easier on the eyes than black/white or other combinations.

Hardest on the eyes, being Light Backgrounds with Dark Text.

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