User Interface Design: Windows Dark Theme Problem
Microsoft Windows dark theme, half of apps are white as snow
Really, whoever Microsoft representative or those metro demo boys, give them a kick on their asses. These fakers drivel dark theme, but half of their apps still white as snow.
Windows Dark Theme Problem: Windows Indistinguishable
Microsoft Windows 10 (generally seen by most people in year 2016) has a dark theme, that is, white text on black.
but Windows 10 dark theme is so badly designed, it is hard to tell windows apart.
in 2018, macOS majove (10.14) copied windows to also have a dark theme, but Apple did a superb job, none of the Microsoft Windows dark theme problems.
Dark theme seems easier on the eyes on screen at night. However, scientific research seem to suggest, white background with black text is actually easier on the eyes. Also, dark pages look terrible if printed, and printing web pages is still necessary especially working in office.
History of Dark Theme Preference
Black background was popular among programer nerds in 2000s, because, up to 1980, due to the display tech the monochrome CRT, that's all you have.
For example, the website arstechnica.com used to be white on black, around early 2000s.
Starting around year 2000s, LCD display became popular, but it cannot display pitch blackness well. So gradually, white background caught on.
Apparently, black background is making a come back around 2018, in part, due to the new display tech the OLED.
Microsoft Windows Sucks
- Windows Sucks
- Windows 10 Flat Design Sucks
- Windows Dark Theme Problem
- Windows Onscreen Keyboard Sucks
- Windows Taskbar Sucks
- Worst World Clock
- Switch Window Problem
- Accidental Hide All Windows
- Windows User Interface Sound Sucks
- Windows UI Appearance Inconsistency
- Windows 10 Still Using Bitmap Font
- Why Windows User Interface Suck
- Windows User Interface Sucks, Multi Way to Do the Same Thing
- Windows Elevation Prompt Idiocy
- Windows Lockscreen Background Image Problem