Bug 85373 - UI: option to invert light/dark areas of the display
Summary: UI: option to invert light/dark areas of the display
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-10-23 16:35 UTC by johnson
Modified: 2014-10-25 19:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Here is a possible image of a reversed light/dark screen (40.98 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-10-25 16:21 UTC, johnson

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Description johnson 2014-10-23 16:35:26 UTC
Problem description: 

I would like to suggest that all libreoffice components (but especially Writer and Calc) include the option for the user to reverse the light/dark areas of the display.  That is, I would like to be able to have light text/menus on a dark background.  Graphics could be displayed as they are, with a narrow white border around them.  
This would significantly reduce eye strain, especially in low light environments.  And AFAIK it is a feature that macrosloth does not have!  

[Please note that this is not specific to the Version that I selected above - I had to select a version in order to be able to enter this text.] 

Current behavior: black text shown on white background 

Expected behavior:
white text on black background
Comment 1 tommy27 2014-10-23 19:00:22 UTC
please upload a mock-up picture of what you would like to obtain

take a screenshot of a Writer page and then play with any image editor you like to simulate how your enhancement option should look like

set status to NEEDINFO
Comment 2 johnson 2014-10-25 16:21:11 UTC
Created attachment 108407 [details]
Here is a possible image of a reversed light/dark screen

Here is an example of what a reversed dark/light screen could look like.  
I am certain that you could make it look at lot nicer than this though!
Comment 3 tommy27 2014-10-25 19:19:40 UTC
ok, now it's clear what you aim.
enhancement request, status NEW