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Should GRAPHISOFT prioritize Dark Mode over other developments?

Yes, I would much rather see this as the main feature of a future archicad instead of a new development
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20%
Yes, it would be really cool, but not that important
12
20%
Functional improvements are more important
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47%
No, I wouldn't use it anyway
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13%
#296847
I think dark mode is more than just doing the "cool" thing right now. With modern LED displays, using less visible light reduces energy consumption and wear and tear on the monitors. Also, for my eyes, I love dark mode on my Mac as it helps quite a bit when working late into the night in reducing glare and eye strain. Frankly, GS should have a UI designer full time constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and visual clarity. As architects, we are all spending more and more time in front of the screen. This is much more important that people think because it comes down to how we interface with our tool. Dark mode is just one element of what should be a constant evolution on the UI to make us all more efficient and comfortable in our workflows.
#299281
deivarch wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:33 pm
I think dark mode is more than just doing the "cool" thing right now. With modern LED displays, using less visible light reduces energy consumption and wear and tear on the monitors. Also, for my eyes, I love dark mode on my Mac as it helps quite a bit when working late into the night in reducing glare and eye strain. Frankly, GS should have a UI designer full time constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and visual clarity. As architects, we are all spending more and more time in front of the screen. This is much more important that people think because it comes down to how we interface with our tool. Dark mode is just one element of what should be a constant evolution on the UI to make us all more efficient and comfortable in our workflows.
I totally agree. UI and colour preferences are also functional, I mean it has an effect on our daily routine.
#300295
I do a lot of work in the evening and at night, since the phone doesn't ring and the texts don't ping and the emails don't ding! Anyway, I have an iMac display shining at 500 nits, (the new Mac Pros will be 1000 nits). This is mighty bright at night and messes with. my looking at the screen and off to the side looking at reference material or markups. I know I could lower the display settings, but that would also make the text and finer details harder to see (some of us have eyes that are starting to age). Dark mode would be wonderful to enhance the night work experience!
#301330
randomguy wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:55 am
Mac OS can already do this. Just enable inverted colors in the Accessibility pane of System Preferences.
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While "Invert Colors" is a workaround in a sense. It's not desirable to have blues become orange and reds become green. Plus, the Dark Mode we want uses the Mac's pleasant dark shade of gray, as opposed to black, which is harsh.

But, if it's for a temporary time for only an hour or so at night, I guess it is better than nothing...
#301337
Rex Maximilian wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:25 am
randomguy wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:55 am
Mac OS can already do this. Just enable inverted colors in the Accessibility pane of System Preferences.
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While "Invert Colors" is a workaround in a sense. It's not desirable to have blues become orange and reds become green. Plus, the Dark Mode we want uses the Mac's pleasant dark shade of gray, as opposed to black, which is harsh.

But, if it's for a temporary time for only an hour or so at night, I guess it is better than nothing...
Hands up, architects: who works for just an hour at night? :lol: