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Old 08-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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The "Glassy Look."


Since Sunday's night updates to -current, KDE 4.11 has been running very well and I've been using it far longer than I normally do when a new version is released. Used it most of yesterday and felt very tired by the time I turned off the computer. This morning I was up early and in two and a half hours my eyes were so tired I felt like taking a nap.
That "glassy look" takes it toll on the eyes.

Is there anyway to turn that off?

The Xfce desktop is much easier on the eyes.

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Old 08-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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you need a vacation...
 
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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Whatever, but as a person who has worn glasses (or contact lenses) from a very early age, I know what strains my eyes and what doesn't.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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Disabling the compisiting didn't help?
 
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #5
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the androbit theme, is really easy on the eyes.
 
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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I suffer from eye strain myself and what has helped me recently, after getting a new monitor, is making sure the brightness and contrast are calibrated correctly (there are webpages that have calibration images), setting the refresh rate as high as it will go, and running X at 120 dpi resolution rather than the default.
Dont know if any of that might make a difference for you, good luck
 
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #7
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Might look into running redshift in Slackware KDE.
 
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:23 AM   #8
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Whatever, but as a person who has worn glasses (or contact lenses) from a very early age, I know what strains my eyes and what doesn't.
By the way I have two mashines running kde 4.10.5 and 4.11. With kde 4.10.5 its more friendly to my eyes, but I thought this is quality f the screen related.
 
Old 08-23-2013, 11:06 PM   #9
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Version 4.10.5 or 4.11, or any of the recent releases, it doesn't make a difference.
 
Old 08-24-2013, 01:03 AM   #10
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Hi cwizardone,

I do the following:
install the solarized light theme. (colors in application appearance)
Do the same for kate and konsole.
icons : Install kfaenza (sbopkg).

Turn of all shadow effects in windows.
Desktop theme : air , androbit or air for netbooks are all fine

You get then a look that is quite pleasant on the eyes.

Regards

Marcel

PS Iam running 4.10.5 on slackware 14.0 32 bit
 
Old 08-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #11
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....Turn of all shadow effects in windows.....
The shadow effects are part of the problem and contribute to the "blurry look." However, turning off the shadow effects must be one of those things that is so obvious, I missed it, as I've never found the "switch."
 
  


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