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Add a "Night Mode" Theme (white text on black background)

I do a lot of reading in the dark before bed, but staring at a white background is like looking into a flashlight.
It would be great to be able to change the theme from white to black to make everything easier on the eyes.

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    Jayson Dela Cruz shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) responded  · 

    Hey guys. There is almost no feature where I couldn’t invest more time to make it better, but there are also other features waiting to be created.

    That’s the reason we have this whole voting scheme.

    I will mark this as completed now.

    This frees up your votes and you submit a new feature suggestion and vote for it.

    You can link to the new suggestion in the comments here and if you are reasonable quick about it you will reach a lot of people with at least three free votes and an interest in themes ;-)

    You could submit a suggestion for another theme with brighter whites?

    Or submit a feature suggestion that it should be possible to toggle quickly between the themes. I can’t say if I can implement that (without having to re-open the screen again), but I would check it out.

    Also integrating the Froyo/Android 2.2 night time mode switch might be interesting enough to submit a suggestion.

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      • LaughingJohn commented  · 

        Also like to see brighter text please...

      • Tim commented  · 

        I agree with bspaulding - I would also like to use this in daytime (and at night, I can just toggle the brightness right down on the entire display). Having white text would be great.

      • bspaulding commented  · 

        Bravo! This is a great addition. My only request for a future release is that the user have the option to control the font "brightness" (or, rather, shade of gray). I prefer this theme for daytime use - not just night time, and having white text would be more desirable in that case.

      • Tim commented  · 

        The only feature that newsrob needs to be the best, as far as I'm concerned!

      • Jayson Dela Cruz commented  · 

        Could you perhaps implement a way to turn the display darkness down past the systems minimum levels? Or like the clock app and just darken all the pixels on the screen?

      • Max commented  · 

        Great idea. It might be easier, and even better - instead of inverting black and white - to change the white background to a a medium orange, because it's mostly the blue light that produces glare and keeps you awake.

      • Alex commented  · 

        yes!
        for some reasons locale can't adjust the brightness of my screen and when I wake up in the morning and I want to read a few articles, the white background is so bright it hurts my eyes. lol.

      • Ben Anderson commented  · 

        Yes! This would be a great feature and the single biggest improvement to the app! I do much of my reading at night and the inverted color scheme is so much easier on the eyes!

      • Jayson Dela Cruz commented  · 

        By "theme" i mean the rss view and the simple, text and image only view. I understand that it is impossible to get the full view to change color.

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