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#1 ajkrishock

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:29 AM

All,

 

Like a lot of you, I frequently take a laptop out into the field with me. I have become interested in making a windows visual theme for EAA that preserves night vision as much as possible, but, I'm not much of a programmer and I'm having a hard time changing windows elements from the default white to something darker. 

 

Have any of you done anything like this? Is it even possible? I've found a few dark themes for windows like this one but it still has some white elements in it. 

 

If you've found something that you use, please post a screenshot and describe how you did it.

 

Thanks



#2 starbuckin

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:57 AM

I just turn on "night mode" in display.

 

Actually, I don't see this on my work computer, but my personal laptop (astronomy laptop) has that setting that just turns the screen red.



#3 GaryShaw

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:06 AM

Hi

If you use Sharpcap, it already has a red/orange screen. I just turn down the brightness a bit. Also, I find red light not really necessary given EAA’s reliance on the computer screen for observing - unless, of course, others are nearby doing visual observing.

 

Dark adaption for eyes is nice to have though during initial setup and alignment - especially if you’re in LP areas that make it hard to see alignment stars if you do visual centering with a reticle before putting in the camera. Most nights, I start with the camera in place do my alignments on-screen anyway.

best,

Gary



#4 Forward Scatter

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:44 AM

I use "Dom's AstroRed theme" to change Windows frames to red/orange, recolor fonts, and offer a black background.

 

Can be downloaded from the link supplied in this Stargazer's lounge thread:

https://stargazerslo...ark-adaptation/

 

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