Black or White text easier to read?



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Posted by Lord TJ, 09.11.2007 - 20:00
I am on MS a lot, and at school I use Microsoft word once in a while, It made me think of something, does color matter on eyes?

I find that white text on a black backgound is easier on my eyes, while black text on white background makes my eyes feel more drowsy. How about you?

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What is easier on your eyes?

White Text on Black background
41
Black Text on White Background
20

Total votes: 61
30.11.2007 - 03:53
PsychoNerd
i think it's because when you have a black background that it just absorbs all the colours, but with a white background it all bounces back to your eyes and so thw rods and cones get more of a work out, because sometimes when you have a 2 hour lesson in computer studies typeing on word then u just want to do something else.
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30.11.2007 - 06:00
Opium
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White writing on a black background is actually easier for the eyes to distinguish, so I vote for this. Besides, I don't find myself leaning forward to read a word every now and then with this setup . The again, this could relate to me needing glasses
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04.12.2007 - 03:10
Fhuesc
When im reading from screens i prefer White Text on Black background, but when im reading on paper i prefer Black Text on White Background
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04.12.2007 - 03:12
APOHAKC
The Bard
Black text on a white background for me, no particular reason, it is just easier. Although, not sure how to classify easier in this case, not that I have problems with reading white on black lol
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04.12.2007 - 13:44
GT
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My girlfriend uses a blue background when using Word...it's quite nice. I prefer white text on a darker background (not nesessarily black) 'cause it's not as "bright"
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04.12.2007 - 15:52
Lord TJ
Written by GT on 04.12.2007 at 13:44

My girlfriend uses a blue background when using Word...it's quite nice.

Isn't that default? If its the newest version you can change the color by going to "More commands" < Popular < Colors.
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04.12.2007 - 17:27
GT
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Written by Lord TJ on 04.12.2007 at 15:52

Written by GT on 04.12.2007 at 13:44

My girlfriend uses a blue background when using Word...it's quite nice.

Isn't that default? If its the newest version you can change the color by going to "More commands" < Popular < Colors.

Oh yeah I know...it was just to give an example of other colours one could use
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04.12.2007 - 17:38
iMPERiAL_iCE
Weeping Heart
white text certainly gets my vote, well coz its more readable, no idea why?, but it is for me
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04.12.2007 - 18:00
Warman
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I've never thought about it but now when I do I guess it's easier for me to read white text on black background.
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21.04.2008 - 13:39
Berfones
You are not the first to ask this, some scientists made a study and found that the easiest writing to read is black writing on yellow background (yellow-pages style)
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21.04.2008 - 19:38
Lord TJ
Im trying to picture that, seems like something that would give you a headache easily!
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22.04.2008 - 13:14
Hamird
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take look into this picture and see if your eyes suck as mine or not ?


because in all my years of educating i've used white paper i'm comfortable to use white background for my texts
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23.04.2008 - 15:15
ArtiA
Robin Goodfellow
I think it's easier for me to read white text on black background. metalstorm has good job becuz background is black but background of text is pale that is easier to read and so good
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18.06.2008 - 01:48
Ragana
Rawrcat
I can't stand light backgrounds.
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22.06.2008 - 13:50
The Sleeper
Written by Ragana on 18.06.2008 at 01:48

I can't stand light backgrounds.


Agreed. Too much tiring.
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23.06.2008 - 17:04
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The white text on the black background has always been the easiest thing to read on websites such as this one...
@The Sleeper: That's a really cool avatar
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23.06.2008 - 20:28
Black Winter
of course light background is a thousand times more harmful than dark background,but if we talk about traditional books,or low luminosity devices(E-book readers),then black text is better.
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23.06.2008 - 23:27
The Sleeper
Written by Guest on 23.06.2008 at 17:04

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thanks, i was gonna change it, but yep it's nice
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28.06.2008 - 01:00
Candlemass
Defaeco
White Text on Black background.
For some reason when its opposite its sort of blends into the background aura.
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05.10.2008 - 17:30
AiwiAstwihad
AiryanaKhvarenah
White Text on Black background.
and MS has one of the Most UFIs i've ever seen...
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14.07.2009 - 05:56
L..
My eyes prefer White text on black background.. I've sensible eyes
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15.07.2009 - 11:24
Kasper
White text of black background definitely gets my vote.

It's so much more comfortable for my eyes. I usually get headache after several hours of writing on a white background - it's just too "screaming" tbh.
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15.07.2009 - 11:56
Elio
Red Nightmare
I gotta agree that the white text on the black background is better, it doesn't hurt my eyes after some time, as the opposite way does.
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19.12.2010 - 18:07
ANGEL REAPER
I think that red color on black background is best combination...Than again it just me...
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18.06.2011 - 01:37
Kass
St. Anger
White Text on Black background its easier for me.
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18.06.2011 - 02:59
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
White text on black background is way easier, less painful too.
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