1. Post #41
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    December 2009
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    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.
    F.lux does wonders for screen staring headaches.

    http://stereopsis.com/flux/

    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.
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  2. Post #42
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    While on the topic of brightness eyerape, f.lux partially takes care of that by lowering your color temperature when the sun goes down in your area.

    edit: :ninja:
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  3. Post #43
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    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.
    Are you kidding? Nobody changes settings to impress someone. 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?
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  4. Post #44
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    Visual C# 2010 and Visual C++ 2010 with default everything. I'm so mainstream.
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  5. Post #45
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    November 2008
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    ..I've been enlightened. Using this at 12:11AM right now. Shit's so much better to look at.
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  6. Post #46
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    Why don't you just turn your monitor brightness down?
    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.
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  8. Post #48
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    While on the topic of brightness eyerape, f.lux partially takes care of that by lowering your color temperature when the sun goes down in your area.

    edit: :ninja:
    Except not everyone's house has weak and ugly yellow lights.
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  9. Post #49
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    For C++ I use VS2010 with VisualSVN and Productivity Power Tools.

    For everything else, there's Notepad++.


  10. Post #50
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    Why don't you just turn your monitor brightness down?
    I literally takes less time to install a theme than to change the brightness on my screen.
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  11. Post #51
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    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.
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  12. Post #52
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    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.
    What font is that? It's very nice :D
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  13. Post #53
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    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.
    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.
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  14. Post #54
    Apple extraordinaire~ ♥
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    All I ever use and ever needed.
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  15. Post #55
    Dennab
    February 2011
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    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.
    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.
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  16. Post #56
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    August 2007
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    What font is that? It's very nice :D
    Comparing some of the characters to what I use, I'd have to go with ProFont or something related.
    http://www.tobias-jung.de/seekingprofont/
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  17. Post #57
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    February 2011
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    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.
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  18. Post #58
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  19. Post #59
    HQRSE FUCKER
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    I just love the System font charm
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  20. Post #60
    Hi, my name is mastermaul, and I'm a butt.
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    January 2008
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    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.)
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  21. Post #61
    secretly a furry
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    April 2011
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    Do you really need comments for simple shit like
    Code:
    gender.ToLower()
    It makes it all lower case? Never would have known that.
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  22. Post #62
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    April 2011
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    Do you really need comments for simple shit like
    Code:
    gender.ToLower()
    It makes it all lower case? Never would have known that.
    I'm learning. :frown:
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  23. Post #63
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    Are you kidding? Nobody changes settings to impress someone. 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?
    Anyone that moves their taskbar to the top of the screen isn't doing it because they prefer it there, they're doing it so people ask why their taskbar isn't at the bottom.
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  24. Post #64
    Dennab
    February 2011
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    Anyone that moves their taskbar to the top of the screen isn't doing it because they prefer it there, they're doing it so people ask why their taskbar isn't at the bottom.
    No, it's called consistency:



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  25. Post #65
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    Anyone that moves their taskbar to the top of the screen isn't doing it because they prefer it there, they're doing it so people ask why their taskbar isn't at the bottom.
    Anybody that uses Linux isn't using it because they prefer it, they're using it so people ask why they're not using Windows.
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  26. Post #66
    Dennab
    February 2011
    732 Posts
    Anyone who makes the who's online picture spin isn't doing it because they like it, they're doing it so people ask why they made the who's online picture spin
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  27. Post #67
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    Although I really use Microsoft Expression Web when I'm making changes to my website.

  28. Post #68
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    October 2010
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    No, it's called consistency:

    *pretty pictures*
    Which is great and all, I mean I love consistency, but the Windows task bar performs a task more akin to what the dock does in OS X so really it makes no sense whatsoever to have it up the top.

    You see the dock and windows task bar are both used to launch program. The top bar on OS X works pretty much the same way as the menu bar on most windows apps with the exception of the Apple menu and menu bar icons.

    Oh also, content:



    I know my font is kinda on the large side but I have pretty poor vision. Also I find it kind of a pain to use dark schemes when I'm in a brightly lit room so in those cases it looks like this:



    Oh also I use a font called Meslo which is a slight modification of Menlo that allows the user to pick from three different line heights. Mainly I just like to have my code more spaced out so I'm using the medium height variant here.
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  29. Post #69
    Dennab
    February 2011
    732 Posts
    Which is great and all, I mean I love consistency, but the Windows task bar performs a task more akin to what the dock does in OS X so really it makes no sense whatsoever to have it up the top.
    spotlight

  30. Post #70
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    October 2010
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    Yeah but I'm assuming that most developers on OS X use something like Alfred/Quicksilver/Launchbar for searching.
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  31. Post #71
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    What font is that? It's very nice :D
    ProFontWindows - http://www.tobias-jung.de/seekingprofont/

    Found it on some blog article about programming fonts. It's real nice, the # used to bug me but now I think it looks kinda cool.

  32. Post #72
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    November 2008
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    if(gender != "male" || gender != "female")
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  33. Post #73
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    Sorry but it's not consistent. It's the Windows taskbar, it goes at the bottom. It's consistent for it to be at the bottom.
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  34. Post #74
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    I've changed my terminal theme and GVim seems to really mess up when I use it in the editor, so it's vim for me now. Although, I'm liking the look a lot better.

  35. Post #75
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    Sorry but it's not consistent. It's the Windows taskbar, it goes at the bottom. It's consistent for it to be at the bottom.
    Contrary to what you believe, we aren't programming hipsters and change stuff just be "different".
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  36. Post #76
    I spent $10 on this.
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    Sorry but it's not consistent. It's the Windows taskbar, it goes at the bottom. It's consistent for it to be at the bottom.
    I actually keep my taskbar on the top, It gets in the way less to me when it's up there it seems.
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  37. Post #77
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    February 2011
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    I actually keep my taskbar on the top, It gets in the way less to me when it's up there it seems.
    It's also directly at eye level

    Edited:

    Sorry but it's not consistent. It's the Windows taskbar, it goes at the bottom. It's consistent for it to be at the bottom.
    It's consistent with my systems, and more comfortable for me to work with.
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  38. Post #78
    Starpluck? More like StarFUCK!!
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    -snip-

  39. Post #79
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    April 2011
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    if(gender != "male" || gender != "female")
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  40. Post #80
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    Visual C# 2010 and Visual C++ 2010 with default everything. I'm so mainstream.
    Actually, scratch that, this thread convinced me to change my color scheme...
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