Night Mode in the Forum

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  • Fred Carter
    Fred Carter
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    on: November 2, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    I tend to run in Night Mode.  Occasionally, I’ll see posts which appear to have a black (or close) font color on the charcoal background of the Night Mode.  These, shall we say, tend to be difficult to read :-).  The usual means of reading on other sides (select the text) doesn’t make things better — the only way to read them is to turn off Night Mode.

    I don’t know if some folks have selected a fond & color or something or what.  If there’s a way the forum software can fix things up (I don’t know — look out for dark colored fonts or something), that would be good.  There’s a workaround so not at all critical, but it would improve the experience of us dark/night mode-ers.

    An example with this phenomenon is here.

    (The example to which I linked is an older post (2019), so maybe that’s the cause.  I didn’t notice the date on other examples).

    Another, more recent, example can be found in this comment.

    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: Night Mode in the Forum
    Reply #1 on: November 3, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Many thanks for pointing this out Fred. I have edited those posts and left an EDIT line at the foot of the first as an example of the problem. Should you find others, please drop me a note and I will fix. (I ran afoul of this WP ‘feature’ too!)

    The issue is caused by html formatting that has been brought into the post by the use of copy & paste from an outside application or web page.
    Word Press is finicky about formatting which should only be done from within the style box when posting. Copy & Paste from an exterior source generally causes formatting issues. In this case, the Night mode is overruled by the formatting making the text invisible.

     

    Fred Carter
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    Re: Night Mode in the Forum
    Reply #2 on: November 4, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks for the update — that makes sense.  The so-called smart copy-n-paste strikes again.  I’ll keep an eye out and let you know if I see anything.

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