I've got F.lux installed and it helps. I've also installed an application called Tranquility, which inverts the colors using an icon in the menu bar – it's quite handy. While that is a good stop-gap, it has problems – it reverses everything. The icons on my desktop, not contrasting well with the desktop, get blacked out – things like my TimeMachine disk, etc. Obviously, I can still see everything and get to it with a Finder window, but an Accordance-specific night-mode would be a better fix. If it's not too difficult to do, it would be great. If it gets complicated and time consuming for our programmers, I think we'd all like them to be working on higher priority things (like Notes for Tools). Just alternate custom Appearance settings in the Prefs would be great.
I don't know if the situation will be better or worse after cataract surgery. I'll probably be finding out later this year.
Julia, I totally get what you're saying. The "Night Sky" theme has that black background, but other presets I can't abide [Accordance looks so much better with Baskerville as the font. I'm on a mission to change the world…]. If we could save multiple custom themes that might be a way to do this.
Baskerville, Buck? Nice looking font, but does not meet one of my criteria – the uppercase I, lower case l, and the number 1 must be distinguishable from one another. Additionally, I like a font to be relatively broad in relation to its height. And as nice-looking as the serifs are, I find them distracting. I use Verdana for almost everything. Is it as pleasing from an aesthetic standpoint? Probably not. Is it eminently readable? Yes!
I started with one of Accordance's custom themes (Spring Sky) and changed the font to Verdana and the Search Highlighting to red. Works well for me during the day, and during the early evening when F.lux kicks in. Not good past about 8PM, however.
Edited by Julie Falling, 28 June 2014 - 08:53 AM.