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Do you prefer light on dark or dark on light in your text editor when coding?   [Edit]

Survey period: 23 Apr 2012 to 30 Apr 2012

For some IDEs colours are out and monochrome is in. What's your preference for colours when coding?

OptionVotes% 
Black background, light text15710.90
Dark background, light text18813.05
Medium background382.64
Light background, dark text35024.29
White background, dark text68347.40
Other251.73

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GeneralWhatever the default is, generally. Pin
S Houghtelin23-Apr-12 2:09
professionalS Houghtelin23-Apr-12 2:09 
GeneralBlack Background and light Text Pin
P.Salini23-Apr-12 1:47
P.Salini23-Apr-12 1:47 
GeneralRe: Black Background and light Text Pin
Clark Kent12323-Apr-12 2:13
professionalClark Kent12323-Apr-12 2:13 
GeneralLight Background Pin
sravani.v23-Apr-12 1:20
sravani.v23-Apr-12 1:20 
GeneralBlack backgrounds on VS mess with my head... Pin
AlexCode23-Apr-12 0:31
professionalAlexCode23-Apr-12 0:31 
GeneralFont Pin
ii_noname_ii23-Apr-12 0:16
ii_noname_ii23-Apr-12 0:16 
GeneralRe: Font Pin
Rodrigo Venegas23-Apr-12 5:55
Rodrigo Venegas23-Apr-12 5:55 
GeneralDark background Pin
MarqW22-Apr-12 23:14
MarqW22-Apr-12 23:14 
I've tended to shift more towards the dark background of late. I tend to find staring at a bright screen hurts my eyes after a while.

Though it would actually be better just to get away from the computer for a while
GeneralColor Pin
Anderson805522-Apr-12 23:08
Anderson805522-Apr-12 23:08 
GeneralI prefer a just off-white background Pin
OriginalGriff22-Apr-12 22:03
mveOriginalGriff22-Apr-12 22:03 
GeneralRe: I prefer a just off-white background Pin
Henry Minute23-Apr-12 0:47
Henry Minute23-Apr-12 0:47 
GeneralRe: I prefer a just off-white background Pin
OriginalGriff23-Apr-12 1:09
mveOriginalGriff23-Apr-12 1:09 
GeneralRe: I prefer a just off-white background Pin
Rosenne23-Apr-12 5:16
Rosenne23-Apr-12 5:16 
GeneralRe: I prefer a just off-white background Pin
Henry Minute23-Apr-12 5:21
Henry Minute23-Apr-12 5:21 
GeneralRe: I prefer a just off-white background Pin
Ian Shlasko23-Apr-12 11:14
Ian Shlasko23-Apr-12 11:14 
GeneralWhite background dark text Pin
koolprasad200322-Apr-12 21:14
professionalkoolprasad200322-Apr-12 21:14 
GeneralRe: White background dark text Pin
Justin Cooney23-Apr-12 5:04
Justin Cooney23-Apr-12 5:04 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
25-Apr-12 11:48
professionalN_tro_P25-Apr-12 11:48 
GeneralBlack on white is for pussies.... Pin
Sander Rossel22-Apr-12 20:40
professionalSander Rossel22-Apr-12 20:40 
Generalready Pin
Member 8537522-Apr-12 20:22
Member 8537522-Apr-12 20:22 
GeneralRe: ready Pin
Lutosław23-Apr-12 6:47
Lutosław23-Apr-12 6:47 
GeneralOld timer... Pin
Mehdi Gholam22-Apr-12 20:16
Mehdi Gholam22-Apr-12 20:16 
GeneralRe: Old timer... Pin
OriginalGriff22-Apr-12 22:01
mveOriginalGriff22-Apr-12 22:01 
GeneralRe: Old timer... Pin
Mehdi Gholam22-Apr-12 22:04
Mehdi Gholam22-Apr-12 22:04 
GeneralRe: Old timer... Pin
OriginalGriff22-Apr-12 22:39
mveOriginalGriff22-Apr-12 22:39 

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