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    Darker font

    Would it be possible to use a darker font ?
    This light grey is getting annoying.

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    Re: Darker font

    I think we should try. I am not too happy about the font either.

    I saw some font settings in VB style templates but have not changed anything yet for fear of causing havoc.
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    Re: Darker font

    moved to the forum upgrade section where hopefully it will catch the attention of the vB4 whisperer responsible for the templates, i think the colour is okay just the thickness of the used font is causing the faintness

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    Re: Darker font

    Quote Originally Posted by ocratato
    Would it be possible to use a darker font ?
    This light grey is getting annoying.
    Which light grey?

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    Re: Darker font

    Quote Originally Posted by swakefield
    Which light grey?
    The one used for the text in posts - like you are currently reading.
    According to GIMP its colour is 676767

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    Re: Darker font

    Different monitors show intensities differently. With my ASUS monitor, all is very readable. Does your monitor allow you to alter some settings? My monitor has a few presets regarding softness, colour rendering, brightness, etc. I put my monitor brightness setting at 60% and that works for me.
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    Re: Darker font

    Quote Originally Posted by ocratato
    The one used for the text in posts - like you are currently reading.
    According to GIMP its colour is 676767
    That’s harldy a light grey, it’s more on the black side of the spectrum than the white side. Infact changing the text to Black makes very little noticeable difference. I suspect your issue is more with the font being used and your monitor setup unless something else is going on with your setup that’s causing it to display different.

    Could you inlcude a sceeenshot so I can rule out it’s not a browser render or other such issue

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    Re: Darker font

    OK here is a screen shot. I've included a bit of a terminal for comparison.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Darker font

    I install the blacken plugin into Firefox. It solves the weak font problem everywhere. But it can have a performance hit on some js heavy sites like youtube

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    Re: Darker font

    I didn't have an issue with the font until you mentioned it... and now it seems a little light... thanks! Interestingly the quick reply (while you're typing) font seems the same as the already posted font but a bit darker.

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    Re: Darker font

    Yes, light grey font on white background is harder to read than black font. But who cares - light grey is so hip and groovy!

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    Re: Darker font

    It is a very pale gray on my notebook system, too.

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    Re: Darker font

    the font is actually 3e3e3e according to the template and not 676767, using GIMP to colour pick won't really give a true reading

    anyhow for comparison and testing of monitor brightness/contrast settings:

    #676767
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog


    #3e3e3e
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog


    #000000
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog


    also take into account the viewing angle on non-IPS panels can affect the contrast of text hugely
    Last edited by antikythera; 3rd March 2018 at 10:39 PM. Reason: actual text instead of image to use the same forum font

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    Re: Darker font

    For me, with my aging eyes, the 000000 is MUCH easier to read. But as was said, light grey is so much groovier. (And I suspect that most web designers are far too young to have such issues. Ah well, I mocked my elders in my youth too.)

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    Re: Darker font

    Far be it for me to take sides in this debate ( ) but I agree with smr54 and for the same reasons.

    It's possible we were both born in the last year of Eisenhower's first term, so we'll blame him.

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