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Optimal (Eliminate Eyestrain)

   3.0  

KDE Color Scheme KDE4

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Optimal (Eliminate Eyestrain)
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Depends on  KDE 4.x
Downloads:  1186
Submitted:  Jun 8 2012
Updated:  Nov 27 2013

Description:

I created this colour theme in an attempt to minimize or at least reduce eyestrain. I took the following principles to heart while designing:
* Brighter things are more noticeable than darker things
* More saturated things are more noticeable than less saturated things at the same luminosity
* Primary and Secondary colours in the center of vision should not differ by more than a ratio of 3:1
* Colours present in non-peripheral sight should be no different than a ratio of 1:10 (hence the mid-grey theme; people in bright environments should lighten this theme, and people in pitch black locations should darken this theme)
* Green is seen more or less equally across the eye, while other colours tend to become desaturated in the peripherals
* Blue is ineffective as a foreground colour
* Red-Orange on Cyan-Blue improves reading retention
* Modern monitors are generally a colour temperature of 6500K (this theme was made 1' cooler in hue because of this)
Sources:
* http://www.sangrea.net/ohs_dbase/colour-color.htm
* http://www.fast-consulting.com/color/cp_toc.htm

In version 3, I remade it from sratch, tempering these ideas with the following:
* Cones in the eyes become tired seeing one particular color over a prolonged time, so it's possible the green tinting of previous versions could make green colors on your computer appear less vivid simply because your eyes' green cones would be tired.
* Maximise the contrast within that 3:1 limit, with no control leaving it
* Start with selection text, making the background 50% grey and text 100% white

It may not be perfect yet (and probably isn't), so I will update it every so often if I make changes to it.
Feel free to derive from this; it's released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license, as noted below.
Enjoy! :)


Notes:
* I would also suggest using a medium-dark Plasma theme
* I would also suggest changing your window glow-colour if you are using Oxygen. Active glow: #BFBFBF | Inactive glow: #545454
* As with all dark themes, some non-darkly themed websites (e.g. Facebook, among others) may end up with a light font on a light background. I suggest either theming Firefox and then using a different gtk2 theme, or using the Firefox plugin "Stylish" (also available for Chrome and Opera) to theme the webpages themselves.
* The following file will fix the above problem in Firefox, if saved as "~/.mozilla/firefox/profile.default/chrome/userContent.css" (note that "profile.default" will probably not be the name of your current Firefox profile): http://pastebin.com/iYGXgucB




Changelog:

3.x
. : 3.0
* Theme redone from scratch
* Much less arbitrary values
* Tweaked colored text colors

2.x
. : 2.2 (unreleased)
* Removed tinting
. : 2.1
* Improved secondary colours
. : 2.0
* Selection colour changed to grey to make the theme monochrome and more aesthetic
* A myriad of other changes that I can't at this moment recall
* Maintains tinting and other ergonomic features of previous versions
* More aesthetically pleasing

1.x
. : 1.2
* 'Buttons' lightened
* 'View' darkened
* Title Bar improved
* More screenshots added
. : 1.1
* 'View' darkened
. : 1.0
* First Release
* General Theme: Green, Light on Dark
* Highlights are cooler than shadows (cooler as in lower 'K)
* URL hues match those of Wikipedia's links
* General adherence to the principles mentioned in the Description




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 plasma theme

 
 by D-- on: Jun 8 2012
 
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Hi,

thank you very much for this theme, love it!

Out of curiosity, which plasma theme are you using? I'm trying aya now, but i'd like some advices on different dark themes.


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 Re: plasma theme

 
 by Sweyn78 on: Jun 18 2012
 
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Androbit. I like its finesse. :)


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 relaxing

 
 by carlosestensser on: Jun 9 2012
 
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This is scientifically-designed-relaxation-for-my-tired-eyes.
Thanks a lot


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 Good

 
 by LMolr on: Jun 11 2012
 
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Good work, and good rationale behind it.
Keep it up!


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 nice

 
 by aparaatti on: Jun 14 2012
 
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Seems nice, thank you! :)


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 Thank You! :)

 
 by Sweyn78 on: Jun 18 2012
 
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Thank you all for your kind words! I'm glad you're all enjoying it! :)


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 Glow Color

 
 by Dhraakellian on: Jul 3 2012
 
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* I would also suggest changing your window glow-colour

Any particular colors you'd recommend?


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 Re: Glow Color

 
 by Sweyn78 on: Jul 4 2012
 
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For Active Windows:
Inner Colour: #40AB40
Outer Colour: #489348


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 Re: Re: Glow Color

 
 by Dhraakellian on: Jul 4 2012
 
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Thanks. I had just been using the default glow colors with the green and blue values swapped. This is a bit darker and less blue.

I also ended up inverting the value on the view text. I wanted dark text, but I'm not sure how that particular choice worked, especially when I applied it to the selected text.


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