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reply to post by Aleister
Being new and just learning my way around, I'm using with at the moment. I can see if my eyes were overly tired how a dark background would be better
I use dark.....easier on eyes, looks cool and drains less of my battery on my kindle fire
I never measured battery life but I have felt the heat output of my monitor is greater with a bright screen than with a dark screen, which I guess kind of makes sense, since the bright screen lights up the room if it's otherwise dark, and the dark screen doesn't. So all this would add up to more battery life for the darker display that puts out less light and heat, though it depends on the monitor technology. The way CRTs are designed, I doubt the color of the screen makes much difference in power use, but in other technologies, it might and apparently does.
Interesting. Why would it drain less of your battery? I would have thought dark gray would take up more bandwidth, but my knowledge of coding and the inner-juggling of computers is about the same as my knowledge of differential calculus - I don't have any idea what those two words even mean.