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Any browsers with "Night" mode?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by fencepost, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. fencepost

    fencepost Member
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    Are there any browsers out there with a decent "Night" mode? I'm aware of the "Reader" addon for Dolphin HD, but it's really not what I'm looking for (and only works on some pages). A good night mode would help a great deal with reading in the browser on OLED/AMOLED devices like the Galaxy S phones.

    I suspect that doing this right would require fiddling with the actual code that draws the screen rather than changing CSS/DOM/HTML etc. - changing the CSS and DOM can break on pages that update dynamically, e.g. Google Reader.

    My ideal would be something that in night mode would do an "Invert Lightness" at display time - convert from RGB to HSL, then invert the lightness (becomes 1-L). I'm not sure how much performance hit there'd be from the added conditionals, table lookup and (initially) table-fill during the lookups during the display, so I'm not sure how practical this would be. It also shouldn't apply to images, so it wouldn't work well where the page background is a graphic rather than a specified color.

    A nice example of this is the Invert Lightness bookmarklet at https://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/color.html
     

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  2. beertha

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    Any update on this?

    The samsung Galaxy definitely needs a night mode browser, the screen is way too bright at the lowest setting.
     
  3. viper134

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    I would like an update on this as well.
     
  4. RyanB

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    I'm not sure about Galaxy phones, so I'm only speaking from experience with my D1. That being said, in running a custom ROM where, among other goodies, the minimum screen brightness was lowered CONSIDERABLY. How does this solve the browser issue? I'm glad you asked! Though I've never heard of a browser that does such a thing, if there are good custom ROMs for your phones (and you're rooted or willing to do so) you may yet find a solution.
     
  5. Epicurean

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  6. flawless1dh

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    You must checck out the Boat Mini browser. it has night mode that is perfect/ also you can ctry dimmer apps but be careful not to set dim too high otherwise screen goes black and you have to shut down take out battery etc etc
     
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  7. pool_shark

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    Almost 3 years for an update, better late than never...I guess.
     

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