https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gracie._.gallo

DUO NEEDS THE NIGHT MODE OPTION!

Sometimes I do Duo before I go to sleep and the light honestly hurts my eyes so bad. (I get really bad migraines) This may seem unnecessary but, I think the option would be nice and simple for them to program.

May 29, 2019

149 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tuna4242

Absolutely, and "turn your brightness down" is not a good solution, some screens are naturally still very bright, and turning the brightness down isn't making it much better for your eyes. Dark mode or riot reeeee.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hsien.duol

Unless they have an Apple product that is recently updated.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliceValkyrie

It’s not a recent update. That article was written in 2014. “Reduce White Point” is under “Display Accommidations” in more recent iOS versions. And it’s not the same as a night mode.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Allan-Duarte
May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koalaxandra

On iOS you can also activate 'Zoom' in the accessibility settings. When double-tapping with three fingers you can then access 'Choose Filter' and select 'Low Light'. This is gold in a dark environment. More here: https://9to5mac.com/2016/10/11/not-iphone-dark-mode-low-light-filter-accessibility-shortcut/

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/richard777142

Give me a lingot or the duo bird will kill you

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4of92000

Por favor, tengo esposa e hijos!

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MEOW_190091

lol

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olivergroovster

he got you too

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usernamehere1234

Also some of us just prefer the darker colors.

June 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaireeProv

definitely agree on what you just said

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/merkavar

Can you produce anything that says nightmide is better for the eyes?

Cause I can find plenty that says the opposite

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_Sesquipedalian

Ok, let’s do a fair and intellectual experiment. Please look into a bright white light, at a distance of approximately 50cm, for an hour. Tomorrow, look into a darker light source. Which one hurts your eyes more?

(This will probably get heavily downvoted, but never mind...)

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_Sesquipedalian

Oh, and to be very petty, nightmide.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PinkInkling

Yes!

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LingualLightning

I think it's at least more visually pleasing, I definitely think that my eyes can better relax when I'm reading with my tablet on night mode.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0_0rion

Here's an easy test to prove that nightmode will decrease the burning in your eyes...

  1. Look at the sun and ask someone nearby to verify that your pupils close, as much as they can, to protect your eyes from BURNING....

  2. Look at Duolingo in bed at night with your bedroom light off and see if you can tell if the difference between looking at the sun and looking at Duolingo.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Look at the sun

Congratulations, you have unlocked 'permanent night mode'!

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sacronik

You uh, got enough languages there?

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leon172511

Congratulations, you have unlocked 'Duolingo Obsessed'

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZiggyDeeee

This is a bit off topic, but how do you learn that many languages! I'm super impressed

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/butterscotchmrrw

I was looking at your language list and levels, and I gotta ask; can you really retain that much in all those languages? I mean, no offense, I just find it hard to imagine.

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

It really depends on how long I spent on them in terms of spaced repetition (which is the way these things get into the long term memory). It is possible to rush through a course and forget practically everything after a few months, or to do it a lot more slowly and still remember most of it years later, even without practice.
An example of the former would be Valyrian, which I sped through out of intellectual curiosity about how it was put together—I can barely remember anything of it, now; an example of the latter would be Turkish, which I haven't looked at for a long time, but was the second language tree I completed on DL, and most of the vocabulary is still with me.

Also, it goes without saying that I don't attempt to learn all these languages simultaneously; when I first signed up to this website, there were far fewer of them on offer.
It was never my object to have a wall of flags—I merely started a course on language X out of idle curiosity, giving it a few minutes of my time every day. After a while, I felt that I was succeeding in learning it, so applied the same thought process to language Y, and so on.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joel644236

I can produce something that says night mode is better for the eyes. MINE. This topic is so subjective as to virtually preclude any attempts at real objectivity. If the individual user likes night mode, let them go with that.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manthyne

I read an article about a woman who had hundreds of microholes in her eyes because she regularly watched TV shows at night in her room, on her phone, with full luminosity. The brighter your screen is (and the darker are your surroundings), the more damage it does to your eyes. I think it's about blue light.

(it's in French, sorry)

https://www.phonandroid.com/sante-elle-se-retrouve-avec-500-micro-trous-dans-les-yeux-a-cause-de-son-smartphone.html

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zev72576

this is a language learning forum on a language learning site. french is one of the languages taught. you don't need to apologize for anything.

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0_0rion

Most requested improvement and arguably one of the easiest improvements to make by just going into the script and changing colors-codes, and creating a small script connected to a setting on the GUI that allows the user to flip back and forth between modes... Then voila!

But no... We'll get a newly designed Lingot for whatever reason that nobody is asking for before we get nightmode.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KingKath123

There have been LITERALLY a million posts on this subject, and I agree, that would be nice... and there is an achievement for learning at night, but you can't concentrate when the light is burning your eyes! :(

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OReezy

If you're on Chrome, use "Dark Reader" extension.

It makes every website into dark mode, you can manually toggle off any site you don't want adjusted. It works extremely well with Duolingo.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/19kaiss

It wouldn't work through the app though...

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phoenix-tP

I wish we didn't need an external extension for something like this.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertYoun576498

There have been LITERALLY a million posts on this subject, - I doubt it....

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iyyov

What?! You don't wear your sunglasses to bed to get those extra points?!

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/key_est_beau0413

I agree!

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BLRT2000

I have almost everything on night mode, and i really wish Duolingo had that option. Most of the time I only have time to do Duolingo in bed before I go to sleep, and it really hurts my eyes.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tsuj1g1r1

As far as the web version is concerned, you could download a browser extension like Stylus, then add this userstyle to it. https://userstyles.org/styles/169205/darklingo

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_ClaireAnna_

2 things. One, blue light is bad for your eyes. If it hurts your eyes, eith turn the light down or turn it off. 2, just use a night mode option.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hsien.duol

I think I have a Kindle Fire that has some switch that eliminates blue light. I'm guessing that the B in the RGB value is turned to zero.

So, fully white (#FFFFFF) with become yellow (#FFFF00), which is red + green.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sphynyre

99% of the time i use duolingo on my computer, and unfortunately my desktop brightness cannot be adjusted. :( i really wish they'd add night mode, every other app has it and i think it would be a feature the majority of users can agree on...

not to bring up the percentage thing again, but im just gonna use it as an example... unlike the percentage update, people can actually choose whether or not they'd like to have night mode enabled or not. its not a bad feature at all for any app to have because either way you still get a choice. everyone would be happy with the update regardless ;;

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jalepenito

Adjust the brightness on your monitor

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zev72576

Hast du der erste Satz seines kommentars nicht gelesen?

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyseedoubleyou

yes. Good thinking. If you do it on an iPhone, you can choose the Classic Invert Colours on settings to turn it into a cooler-looking alternative. You go to Settings>General>Accessibility>Display Accommodations>Invert colours>Classic Invert.

hope that helped. You can also attach it to the triple home click accessibility. :)

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-EmirWinchester-

That's a good idea, I love webs and apps in night version like youtube or twitter.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karatefan

I use an extension for Firefox called Dark Mode. It's okay but a genuine Duo night mode would probably be better in terms of colors and contrast.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmeliaWils533930

I personally would perfer a night mode too. My eyes are just plain sensitive and even in daylight it siometimes hurts to look at a bright white screen, on another note it would just be plain better for peoples eyes and less damaging.

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZiggyDeeee

As someone that also deals with the occasional migraine and light sensitivity I wholeheartedly agree with this.

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/el_nino_robby

Night Mode is a really really good option for Duo at night. I constantly do it at night and it I ALWAYS have my computer on night mode. But an actual night mode option on Duo would be kinda cool.

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FluffMania

Yeah, I just came back from a hiatus from Duolingo and, seeing that they took away all of the green on the page, I got very uncomfortable with how bright the page was. Mind you, I usually have my brightness down a touch lower than most people because my eyes are pretty sensitive to light. If we could get night mode on this site, it would be amazing.

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyseedoubleyou

there was green on duolingo? Duo must've seriously lost weight lol

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaP_NunsteR

I absolutely agree! Every time I forget it's in the middle of the night so i open the app and it blinds me!

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geerten16

I totally agree, but mostly because I think it looks cool.

In the meantime: did you know there are apps to get the brightness of your screen down even more? Look up "night mode" or "night screen" in the Google Play store / IOS app store, there's several options. Some can go to actually totally black, so if that's not dark enough idk...

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TedMama

it does i dont need it raping my eyes at 3 am when i want to learn

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyseedoubleyou

oooooooooooooooooof that's harsh just invert the colours on-screen

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyseedoubleyou

anyway, why do you learn at 3am ...is this duolingo addiction?????

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diya741026

OMGGG yassss literally i am struggling with keeping my eyes open with that brightness

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leon172511

Everything needs a dark theme/night mode

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geerten16

Totally agree! Here's some lingots :)

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leon172511

Thanks!

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B_Maggie

and i love that cat photo of yours. here's a lingot. (but that does not have anything to do with this.)

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PinkInkling

Yes I agree fully

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nick.Blank

I totally agree with you.

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Otter-butt

I would be immensely happy to see a Dark Mode option. Turning the brightness down just doesn't work for me and it makes my eyes hurt a lot.

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ColeFellOver

Yes I agree, I go blind basically every time I go on duolingo.

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatchyPatchy

Don't use your phone before bed because the blue light will mess up your melatonin! As I say at 11:30... Ok, it would be nice to have a dark mode.

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B_Maggie

same for me

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cat-Man-18

that sounds cool but also how would you get this

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Future_Boi

YES PUH-LEASE!!

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy799906

It may already be possible to do this through your internet provider. I think that it looks strange and rather offputting myself but I can appreciate that it is an option which has its uses; I too sometimes work at night, finding it easier to concentrate on tasks. I do acknowledge that eye strain is caused through close work using a bright screen, and if it worsens your bad migraines, maybe you need a more dedicated audio course.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalebCromp1

same it is annoying at times so doulingo plz make it a thing

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ariafoster2

yes, i think that would be a good improvement, you really cant foucus when you have severe headaches and migranes ect.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carlos94.

¡¡¡Por favor!!!

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/logane616

Every other website has this feature, one that is used as much as Duolingo should not be an exception.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliceValkyrie

I agree. Honestly, I’d prefer to use night mode all the time on all sites & apps. My eyes don’t seem to get as strained (regardless of the time of day) when I can use night mode.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NekoScrub

https://userstyles.org/styles/169205/darklingo?utm_campaign=stylish_stylepage

(found this while browsing another chat about night mode option :D)

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkusStob

Night mode also looks better in my opinion.

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ohiku_Official

Totally agree with this! If they don't give us the night mode option soon Dracarys

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaylee511695

Yessss

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SkaiDiamon

i agree alot i also get really bad headaches because of me using this at night in the dark. so i totally agree with your arument!

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathanael2320031

Yes please

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathanael2320031

yes please do sooner rather than later i also think it looks soooooooo much cooler

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShadowWolf30753

Yeah that does actually sound like a good idea!

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charles00001

I'm going to have to agree with the nightmode because the white screen background of this website is too harsh for my eyes...well actually any bright color hurts my eyes (blue, red, yellow, green, and white). If you want a white background more power to you, but as for me I'm going to agree and send a lingot towards gracie

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stylebenderr

i agree

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marc-Antho

I agree.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cheril246966

If you have a windows 10 computer go to Settings >Display and turn on 'night light setting' this will dim the laptop display at night for all, not just duolingo.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HusseinSh1

sure , have same problem to practice in night

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RafalRK

First solution is to turn on some background light (to mitigate contrast between the screen and the room). Another is to install some extensions (I prefer "Super Dark Mode" extension for Chrome, you can turn it on and off in 1 click at anytime).

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chloe122uk

i too think that duolingo should take a look in this matter once.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/memeboii69

Imma make it rain Ingots on y'alls diction!

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/squidkitsune

I started using the Darklingo Stylish extension after a while to save my eyes, but I agree that having something for mobile purposes or for people not wanting to fiddle with additional addons/scripts/etc. would be a good idea. I tend to do a lot of practice on the phone before bed and that's where it tends to burn the eyes the most, unfortunately.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaireeProv

i agree all the way,this should have been made when the site was made

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CourtneySchepise

Agree!

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NanoSouza

I absolutely agree! The time I have to do Duo is at night before I go to bed and even though I keep the screen at the dimmest level possible, it is still too bright! Sometimes I want to keep on learning, but I give up just because I know that light exposure at night ruins endogenous melatonin levels (the hormone for sleep). I have been using sunglasses to do my Duoling sessions at night, but it is not the best option.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Allan-Duarte

Yes! I'm almost blind because of Duolingo' light. xD

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josh944154

Woohoo

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tortra1

This needs to be a feature.

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ExteriorBl

Honestly I be scared of DUOLINGO

May 30, 2019

[deactivated user]

    I just came here to post this but you beat me to it. I have not used Duolingo for a while and I have noticed they have updated their user interface to look more modern and it would be perfect for a dark theme.

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoonIsGo454778

    How do I start a post?

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lauren13024

    yeehaw

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SkyBlueBlur

    OH yees.. Duo needs night vision I get terrible Mal de Tete XD.. C'est une honte!

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OsmundShac

    you can use extension called: duolingo boost

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeyNikkita

    Agree

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BuBu.Baxtadze

    Oh, I need it too. Please Duo

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/So_miekosan

    Yes.

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BigManTheo

    I made this little tutorial on how to do it https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32425352

    Hope it works for you :))

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Inky644523

    I agree with this! I almost always do my Japanese practice before bed, and even though I turned my iPad brightness all the way down, it's still very bright. This would be much appreciated!

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beach89

    My chromebook can switch to Night Light mode, which is slightly reddish.

    May 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rozie69

    True, i hope they will add it someday.

    May 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vitaemin20

    Truee

    May 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadisonStr672956

    what do you mean?

    May 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainbowClub24

    If you don't like the brightness, you can reduce the brightness of your device all together. Just go by your notifications and click on the sun icon and reduce it as much as you like!

    May 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LLamasAreAmazing

    honestly, i really like the way that Duo is bright because reading in the dark is also very bad for your eyes, so if you don't like the way that duo runs their website/app then just stop using it before you go to sleep.

    May 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amk_61

    That's your opinion - you carry on using it the way you like, that is your right. Other people would prefer a night mode option, and they have the right to voice that, without someone telling them they should use only at a particular time.

    I use duo on my phone a lot with the brightness turned all the way down, and it still hurts my eyes. Apps like youtube etc. all know this and have provided a night mode option, duo would do well to follow suit - clearly a lot of people would like it.

    June 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregorio709933

    Try adding on a dark reader. Which browser are you using? I am using firefox and the "Dark Reader" add on works well. Dark Reader is totally adjustable.

    May 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyseedoubleyou

    Firefox and chrome work well. Invert colours on iPhone is another alternative

    June 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack205984

    Has anyone noticed when the study before bed that they dream about the words they reviewed? I am the opposite of fluent, and I kept waking up the other night because of all these French words...

    May 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyseedoubleyou

    yes i get that. When I do Japanese, I get the japanese words for 'fermented soybeans' going round my head, as well as le jardin from French.

    June 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ESxF4

    I thinkI have a plug for my Chrome that does this! :)

    June 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danindenver

    Absolutely agree. My tablet comes with a blue blocking mode, but it is terrible

    June 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/therealctrlz420

    yes!!

    June 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirefoxLOL

    Sure

    June 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/i_isaac

    true

    June 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B_Maggie

    actually, duolingo has a dark mode. just type 'Duolingo dark mode chrome' and then you can get a dark mode extension for free, and i am using it right now!

    August 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B_Maggie

    I "WAS" using it...
    ...and i'm using it again.

    September 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/memeboii69

    naaah fam Duo needs an "incognito mode", for dem nasty words!

    May 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geerten16

    Now thát'd be an bonus lesson I'd pay some lingots for, hehe

    June 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyseedoubleyou

    Google chrome memes

    June 1, 2019

    [deactivated user]

      True, or just g o t o s l e e p

      May 31, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyseedoubleyou

      so true :0)

      June 1, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KyleGodwin5

      i need lingots

      May 30, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jileha

      Turn down the brightness of your monitor. Get a third-party app for that purpose (e.g. https://justgetflux.com/) or one of the browser add-ons. You don't depend on DL for everything.

      May 29, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eesa71

      Just put night shift on ur phone if it’s iPhone (not sure if android has the option though)

      May 29, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliceValkyrie

      I have night shift turned on. It helps a little but it’s not the same as having a true night mode.

      May 29, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliceValkyrie

      “Smart Invert” does give Duo a dark background, for those on newer iOS devices who are desperate. It doesn’t mess up the rest of your display as much as “Classic Invert” does. But it still affects FAR too much for it to be a viable option for me. It also gives the icons in Duo an odd neon look and turns the owl purple. It honestly should not be that difficult for the Duo team to make this an option. They obviously know people want it. https://mobile.twitter.com/duolingo/status/1110560263449858048

      May 30, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/binetts

      stop asking for dark mode and instead ask for a better learning experience

      May 30, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manthyne

      Why not both?

      May 30, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/merkavar

      Does it not take 2-3 seconds to adjust the brightness on your monitor or phone?

      May 29, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/takoniku

      There's still the matter of the blinding white background. It's not good for the eyes, especially when you're about to sleep. Dark mode increases contrast and readability, reduces eye fatigue, and reduces blue light. It's simply just better for people who are using their devices at night.

      May 29, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Future_Boi

      no it still doesn't help much

      May 29, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_Sesquipedalian

      Strange, for some inexplicable reason that doesn’t work.

      May 29, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eyseedoubleyou

      only if they have autobrightness

      June 1, 2019
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