Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:39 am Post
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:33 am Post
rwg wrote:An alternative to HazeOver is Finer Focus, which possibly gives you greater control over what you see and how you see it. (Not sure whether it runs in Big Sur.)
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:38 am Post
Silverdragon wrote:mbbntu wrote:Aaand ... having tried dark mode I cannot stand it! About thirty seconds was enough. I can't see a thing nor understand what I'm looking at.
I'm going to suggest you look at dark mode again, and tweak your colour settings a bit in Preferences:Appearance, using the greyscale sliders in the Colour Picker. The reason? Scrivener's Default theme has full contrast (100% bright for background, 0% bright for text) in Light Mode, but in Dark Mode the contrast is lowered significantly (about 20% bright for background, 100% bright for text.) In general, Scrivener's default Dark Mode settings have lowered contrast and desaturated colours (you may not be able to see the latter, but it also has the effect of lowering contrast a bit more.) If you have Night Shift enabled for your monitor as well, that too will lower overall contrast as white shifts more to yellow, thus becoming darker.
I have all your vision challenges save colour blindness, and I cordially dislike Scrivener's default Dark Mode. TBH, I don't much care for Dark Mode even if I "roll my own" theme, but Scrivener's is particularly difficult for me to read. The other Dark Mode themes provided have even less contrast.
This is not to suggest you should use Dark Mode like all the other cool kids! I surely don't. But part of the problem, at least for me, is the lower contrast and colour definition that results from Dark Mode, which Scrivener's default theme makes worse. Night Shift is the final nail in the coffin. it's worth taking a look to see if tweaking the theme contrast clears your difficulty (it didn't mine, or not enough, but YMMV).
And yes, I've given Dark Mode, with and without Night Shift, a good long try. It's not like I didn't put in my time reading monitors with black backgrounds and bright (white, green, amber... take your pick) text. I like Light Mode better.
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:42 am Post
mbbntu wrote:I just find adapting to light on dark is very, very hard for me. And I'm not sure what the benefits are (if there are any).
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:55 am Post
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:11 pm Post
xiamenese wrote:I haven't installed Big Sur on my iMac yet … I'm going to wait yet awhile, though I'm wondering about trying to instal it on an external SSD to test it out.
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:54 pm Post
AmberV wrote:xiamenese wrote:I haven't installed Big Sur on my iMac yet … I'm going to wait yet awhile, though I'm wondering about trying to instal it on an external SSD to test it out.
Have you played around with the new options for volumes in APFS? In the past you had to partition your disk to make multiple boot volumes off of one disk, and that was always with a degree of risk and stress. But with the new file system you can make "floating" volumes basically, they only use as much space as they need, and can be easily added and deleted on a whim. The end effect is identical to an external drive install or partitioning, but without the hassle or added expense.
Now on to the matter of how unreasonably difficult and geeky the procedure is to perform a proper OS install on a fresh new drive, or to upgrade to a clean system and bypass the typically messy in situ upgrade procedure...
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