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Hi there,

 

I love evernote, it is perfect for keeping my academic folders and annotations to texts organised.  Recently I developed a problem with one of my eyes which makes working with black text on a white background painful and distressing.  Do you have a high visibility option for evernote?

 

I struggle to be able to use the white screen and find myself getting headaches after a few hours work.  Let me know if there is a way I can enable a high visibility background such as black with white text.  Right now evernote just become harder to use when I switch to high visibility.

 

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Barry

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Hi.  There are currently very few accessibility options in Evernote itself,  though Windows does have a variety of different colour schemes which may be helpful.  If you check your personalize options,  there should be some high contrast black themes which might help.  If you're using the desktop version,  It seems to me that Presentation mode used to have a low light display option,  though all the settings I can find now are 'cursor types' and 'exit' - maybe that will make a come-back.  Don't know if there's any specialised software out there to adjust screen displays for different lighting conditions,  but it may be worth a few speculative searches...

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BarryG, many of us, in several threads here, have asked Evernote to address this issue:  the lack of visual themes (such as a night mode) is an appalling omission on their part, and although the lack might initially simply have been due to thoughtlessness, the issue has been raised here so many times to no effect that it can only be taken as a callousness on the part of Evernote in dealing with accessibility issues.

 

That said, because of my own photosensitivity, I created a style sheet for the Web (in your browser) version of Evernote that gets rid of most of the glaring white; you can get it here: 

 

https://userstyles.org/styles/110978/evernote-with-less-eyestrain

 

(If you use Firefox, install the Stylish add on, then install this stylesheet.)

I also find Pangolin Software's free PangoBright utility extraordinarily helpful; it lets you dim your screen easily:

http://www.pangobright.com/

 

But this is such a simple problem for Evernote to correct -- themes and skins for user interfaces have been implemented in many other software packages for decades now, and require very little coding to accomplish -- and I really do wish they would deal with this.

 

All best wishes.

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Hi there,

 

many thanks for your helpful replies.  This is very dissappointing I am considering not renewing my Premium subscription to evernote because one of the key features you get with that is to be able to work offline and I cannot do that if I have to use firefox.

 

That said Robert your advice is superb and very helpful.  Firefox now much better than chrome for browsing.  So I am going to switch browsers. 

 

It really is a very simple thing and so sad that the Evernote team haven't listened to your feedback.  It really does let them down.

 

I have implemented the changes you suggested Robert and at least I can continue to work in much more comfort.  I had a splitting headache after work yesterday because of this.

 

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Barry

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