[arch-general] FF Browser Tip for Archers who like a darker desktop (DR, you listening?)

Philipp Überbacher hollunder at lavabit.com
Mon Aug 16 05:36:40 EDT 2010

Excerpts from David C. Rankin's message of 2010-08-16 00:03:59 +0200:
> Guys,
>     Here is a quick browser tip for firefox. About a year ago I stumbled across 
> 'NightShift - Eyecare' that did a fantastic job at basically inverting the way 
> firefox rendered pages darkening the display and providing immediate relief to 
> tired eyes:
> NightShift - Eyecare (good title)
> http://userstyles.org/styles/18192
>     It's not for all pages, but when you need to read a page or two of text and you 
> don't want to stare into a bright display, it is worth its weight in gold.
>     Last night, I had to rebuild my firefox install (moving ~/.mozilla 
> ~/.mozilla-sav and starting new). Looking for nightshift again (not remembering 
> what it was called and searing 'night' on userstyles.org, I stumbled across 
> 'Midnight Surfing' and gave it a try. Wow, it worked better in some 
> circumstances. That was cool, so I thought I would pass it along to the list:
> Midnight Surfing
> http://userstyles.org/styles/23516
>     It can be a great tool to stick in your toolbox for the right circumstance and 
> since stylish integrates nicely with FF providing the little status bar on/off 
> dialog for the styles, you can flip it on/off with no effort at all.
>     Install stylish before going to userstyles.org and you can then just load the 
> styles into firefox. Get stylish at the mozilla addons site:
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/downloads/latest/2108/addon-2108-latest.xpi?src=search
> Enjoy!

Wow, nice stuff. I was already thinking about using some custom css for
all pages at night, but this seems to work better.

However, I'm known as bug creator, and so I found a rather severe one
immediately. It doesn't work with local html files at all.


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