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  • [QUOTE=garry;29967529]I don't know why people change skins and colours. Doesn't it annoy you when you reinstall windows having to revert to all these non standard things because you're not used to the standard stuff? Isn't that time you could spend coding instead of fucking about with stuff that doesn't matter?[/QUOTE] It only takes a few minutes to install a theme, though. Especially if you have the theme files (or whatever) backed up on a separate drive.
  • [QUOTE=garry;29967529]I don't know why people change skins and colours. Doesn't it annoy you when you reinstall windows having to revert to all these non standard things because you're not used to the standard stuff? Isn't that time you could spend coding instead of fucking about with stuff that doesn't matter?[/QUOTE] Both VS2010 and notepad++ support importing and exporting all your custom settings. So you only have to do it once as long as you keep a backup of the settings somewhere. If you mean windows themes though, I guess so. I prefer the standard theme in windows.
  • I just don't understand why you can't use the default theme/colours/settings. Is it so terrible? What if you get a real job programming and have to look at a colleague's computer and can't read his code because his screen isn't black with green text on it. I really don't understand why you'd take the time to fuck around with that stuff. Maybe I've grew out of it. I used to change my desktop theme and arrange my icons. I used to have the taskbar at the top, and the side, and have it auto hiding. Now when I see someone has changed that stuff it just makes them seem ridiculous - changing stuff, not because it's any better - just because they can, to prove they know how. Like anyone would be impressed.
  • Mine's always been the default theme because I CBA to install a new one that looks better - the current one looks fine.
  • [QUOTE=garry;29968629]I just don't understand why you can't use the default theme/colours/settings. Is it so terrible? What if you get a real job programming and have to look at a colleague's computer and can't read his code because his screen isn't black with green text on it. I really don't understand why you'd take the time to fuck around with that stuff. Maybe I've grew out of it. I used to change my desktop theme and arrange my icons. I used to have the taskbar at the top, and the side, and have it auto hiding. Now when I see someone has changed that stuff it just makes them seem ridiculous - changing stuff, not because it's any better - just because they can, to prove they know how. Like anyone would be impressed.[/QUOTE] I prefer a dark scheme myself, mainly because it doesn't strain my eyes as with a bright / white / default scheme. When it's late in the evening and I'm looking, sometimes even staring at my code, can give me a headache.
  • [QUOTE=garry;29968629]I just don't understand why you can't use the default theme/colours/settings. Is it so terrible? What if you get a real job programming and have to look at a colleague's computer and can't read his code because his screen isn't black with green text on it. I really don't understand why you'd take the time to fuck around with that stuff. Maybe I've grew out of it. I used to change my desktop theme and arrange my icons. I used to have the taskbar at the top, and the side, and have it auto hiding. Now when I see someone has changed that stuff it just makes them seem ridiculous - changing stuff, not because it's any better - just because they can, to prove they know how. Like anyone would be impressed.[/QUOTE] Yeah garry, I changed my settings to impress you. What would I do without your acceptance.
  • [QUOTE=TVC;29962509]Can I get your Notepad++ style?[/QUOTE] Settings/Style Configurator/Select Theme: Obsidian :buddy: (should already be included in vanilla install) [editline]21st May 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=garry;29968629]I just don't understand why you can't use the default theme/colours/settings. Is it so terrible? What if you get a real job programming and have to look at a colleague's computer and can't read his code because his screen isn't black with green text on it. I really don't understand why you'd take the time to fuck around with that stuff. Maybe I've grew out of it. I used to change my desktop theme and arrange my icons. I used to have the taskbar at the top, and the side, and have it auto hiding. Now when I see someone has changed that stuff it just makes them seem ridiculous - changing stuff, not because it's any better - just because they can, to prove they know how. Like anyone would be impressed.[/QUOTE] I don't change it because it's the only way I can look at code, but because it doesn't hurt my eyes as much as when there's a white background burning with black text at a 5000:1 contrast.
  • Because I like my games bright, and I'm too lazy to press my hard-to-press not-even-tagged monitor buttons. [editline]21st May 2011[/editline] also, the default eclipse color theme looks like shit
  • [QUOTE=Shammah;29969524]I prefer a dark scheme myself, mainly because it doesn't strain my eyes as with a bright / white / default scheme. When it's late in the evening and I'm looking, sometimes even staring at my code, can give me a headache.[/QUOTE] F.lux does wonders for screen staring headaches. [url]http://stereopsis.com/flux/[/url] I personally use default on all my IDE's, mainly because i can't be Arsed to change it, and default is perfectly fine. I now and then Arange my icons (important stuff to the right) and i have a folder with wallpapers but that's about it.
  • While on the topic of brightness eyerape, [url=http://stereopsis.com/flux/]f.lux[/url] partially takes care of that by lowering your color temperature when the sun goes down in your area. edit: :ninja:
  • [QUOTE=garry;29968629]I just don't understand why you can't use the default theme/colours/settings. Is it so terrible? What if you get a real job programming and have to look at a colleague's computer and can't read his code because his screen isn't black with green text on it. I really don't understand why you'd take the time to fuck around with that stuff. Maybe I've grew out of it. I used to change my desktop theme and arrange my icons. I used to have the taskbar at the top, and the side, and have it auto hiding. Now when I see someone has changed that stuff it just makes them seem ridiculous - changing stuff, not because it's any better - just because they can, to prove they know how. [b]Like anyone would be impressed.[/b][/QUOTE] Are you kidding? Nobody changes settings to [i]impress someone[/i]. I see your point about a job in programming but that doesn't mean you can't adjust the aesthetics to your liking at home, does it?
  • [QUOTE=ColdFusion;29971432]F.lux[/QUOTE] ..I've been enlightened. Using this at 12:11AM right now. Shit's so much better to look at.
  • [QUOTE=garry;29970557]Why don't you just turn your monitor brightness down?[/QUOTE] I'd rather stick with a nice color scheme that is nice to my eyes all day rather then having to change my brightness all the time. It's opinions.
  • [QUOTE=q3k;29971639]While on the topic of brightness eyerape, [url=http://stereopsis.com/flux/]f.lux[/url] partially takes care of that by lowering your color temperature when the sun goes down in your area. edit: :ninja:[/QUOTE] Except not everyone's house has weak and ugly yellow lights.
  • For C++ I use VS2010 with VisualSVN and Productivity Power Tools. For everything else, there's Notepad++. [img]http://localhostr.com/files/CS7cXL0/Untitled.png[/img]
  • [QUOTE=garry;29970557]Why don't you just turn your monitor brightness down?[/QUOTE] I literally takes less time to install a theme than to change the brightness on my screen.
  • [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/h6CVg.png[/IMG] IDLE, just can't let go. Example code. I have installed Komodo Edit and do all my Ruby dev on there but I just am so used to IDLE. At some point I'll make the permanent switch.
  • [QUOTE=iPope;29973185][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/h6CVg.png[/IMG] IDLE, just can't let go. Example code. I have installed Komodo Edit and do all my Ruby dev on there but I just am so used to IDLE. At some point I'll make the permanent switch.[/QUOTE] What font is that? It's very nice :D
  • [QUOTE=garry;29968629]I just don't understand why you can't use the default theme/colours/settings. Is it so terrible? What if you get a real job programming and have to look at a colleague's computer and can't read his code because his screen isn't black with green text on it. I really don't understand why you'd take the time to fuck around with that stuff. Maybe I've grew out of it. I used to change my desktop theme and arrange my icons. I used to have the taskbar at the top, and the side, and have it auto hiding. Now when I see someone has changed that stuff it just makes them seem ridiculous - changing stuff, not because it's any better - just because they can, to prove they know how. Like anyone would be impressed.[/QUOTE] I've found a dark background to be lighter on the eyes during long programming hours. I've been using a darker theme for about 4 years now and I can still help my colleagues out while they use the default scheme with no problems.
  • [img]http://horobox.co.uk/u/Reag_1306041560.png[/img] All I ever use and ever needed.
  • [QUOTE=garry;29968629]I just don't understand why you can't use the default theme/colours/settings. Is it so terrible? What if you get a real job programming and have to look at a colleague's computer and can't read his code because his screen isn't black with green text on it. I really don't understand why you'd take the time to fuck around with that stuff. Maybe I've grew out of it. I used to change my desktop theme and arrange my icons. I used to have the taskbar at the top, and the side, and have it auto hiding. Now when I see someone has changed that stuff it just makes them seem ridiculous - changing stuff, not because it's any better - just because they can, to prove they know how. Like anyone would be impressed.[/QUOTE] I use a dark colour scheme and have my taskbar at the top because I prefer it. It's my computer and my environment so I set it up to fit how I work best. I'm sorry that doesn't fall in line with your superior opinions.
  • [QUOTE=Chandler;29974279]What font is that? It's very nice :D[/QUOTE] Comparing some of the characters to what I use, I'd have to go with ProFont or something related. [url]http://www.tobias-jung.de/seekingprofont/[/url]
  • bright white colour schemes can strain your eyes, it doesn't affect everyone, but it's there, specially later in the day. I know I make sure all my desktop wallpapers are dark for that reason (I don't change my themes though). I use Gedit on Ubuntu and Notepad++ or Visual Studio on Windows. I tried to get code blocks working, but just couldn't get it how I liked.
  • [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/sexiness.png[/img] I just love the System font charm
  • [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/notepadmod.png[/img] I don't actually write worth shit but here have it anyways. (Notepad++. This is the only screenshot I had at the time but i'm sure you know what the rest of notepad++ looks like.)