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#1 Grinch

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:30

I've noticed at night, the theme will switch from the normal bright and blue theme to the darkside theme when on 'Auto'. I like this, I think it is awesome! My biggest issue with it however is that it takes a considerable amount of time for it to do this, I'd say about 3 seconds or so after the page viewable. This is rather disorienting to my eyes to go from a very bright screen to a very dark one like that at night.

 

Would love to see this fixed whenever someone has the chance. :) If it helps, I run Windows 8.1 Update 1 64-bit with IE11.




#2 Timan

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:33

Fix is coming, we just have other things ahead on the to-do list.



#3 68k

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:02

By two GTX Titans; that will fix it. :)



#4 Timan

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:17

Is an easter egg tho when its night time :p



#5 OP Grinch

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:20

Timan, on 31 Aug 2014 - 01:17, said:

Is an easter egg tho when its night time :p

 

In regards to the Auto setting again, what time are the triggers for night-mode? It is currently 8:19PM for me (Central time) and I still have the default theme.



#6 OP Grinch

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:20

Looks like it switches over at 10PM (at least it did for me). Any chance this can have a TODO added to make it configurable? I realize it wouldn't be top priority but would be nice.



#7 Steven P.

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 06:20

Yeah I would like it to trigger earlier too, but I'll see what we can do.



#8 My8th

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:03

Maybe it can use data from an online source for sunsets. Plenty of sources available, I'm sure one of them has a nice API/tool to use to pull the sunset dates for different places.



#9 Steven P.

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 07:39

atm it is triggered by cookie, it will change to php but that requires backend coding (along with a hundred other things :p) it's on "the list" but not as important as a few other things right now.