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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by keg44, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. keg44

    keg44 Lurker
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    Is there a way to switch from white background with black lettering to black background with white lettering? I found the negative mode will do this but all the images are switched to negative. Is there some reason for this mode? is there a way around it so the images are viewable?

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  2. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    Agreed. It's why I use a 3rd party email client for example. The black background is more restful on my eyes as well as making the text easier for me to read. no need to make my whole phone ugly.
  3. keg44

    keg44 Lurker
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    I prefer the black background, much easier to see. Its unfortunate this phone does not have that capability.
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  4. TrueFangz

    TrueFangz Android Enthusiast

    Where exactly do you want this~ any specific apps, or across the whole phone? Take a look at some themes in the Samsung store and see what you think. Also, there are a handful of options in the play store for individual apps, such as email clients, web browsers, texting, etc. I'm sure many have theme options to achieve a darker look.
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  5. marctronixx


    the screen is Super AMOLED, and by design when you see black, the pixels are , in effect, turned off, which is why the blacks are sooooo , well. black! :)

    if you were to have the main screens always black with white words, you would begin to see image retention or "burn in" since he white letters have activated pixels whereas the black backrolling has those pixels turned off.

    this is also the reason samsung didn't natively allow the black navigation bar at the bottom.

    i like the same backgrounds as you! I have nova prime and the app drawer id all black (so is the navigation bar), so I kinda have my wish to have the same setup that you are looking for.
  6. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    Just go with a dark theme and set Nova launcher to use the system theme. It works. I have a dark purple theme and it works great. All other apps I turn on the dark option (if possible). I cannot use bright backgrounds as it really bothers my eyes. Especially in daylight and the system cranks the brightness fulll tilt. I have to dial down.
  7. keg44

    keg44 Lurker
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    just got the phone so still learning, my nokia would switch from one to the other easily. For me I prefer the black background, so much easier for me to see it. Also it seems it would use less battery with a dark screen. I ill try some of the suggestions, thanks Why couldn't they have used the extra button for the camera instead of Bixby, more useful for taking pixs with one hand, Bixby could have been an Icon.
  8. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    I agree about Bixby. That button gets in the way more often than not. It would have been better placed under or over the power button IMO.
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  9. jalyn meranda

    jalyn meranda Lurker

    How to change my white back ground to black background
  10. The_Chief

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    If you are referring to a universal dark theme, I don't think there is one for the Note8.

    You can go to Samsung Themes and install a dark theme or wallpaper, but that leaves all the apps that do not have a dark theme option. One would think that, in 2018 with Android P coming out, this option would be standard on every phone...
  11. Bodestone

    Bodestone Android Enthusiast

    I use Substratum to make even the settings and notification dropdowns black.

    The downside is that if you apply it to google, play store etc that auto update outside play store updates they may stop working until you apply the Substratum theme update.
    It does warn you which of these apps may do so and they offer regular updates to cover app style changes.

    I love it. The other bonus is that, as stated black pixels are effectively off. A great battery saver for long term screen access for general phone and app navigation where it is in effect.

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