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.
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.
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.
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/
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...)
Here's an easy test to prove that nightmode will decrease the burning in your eyes...
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....
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.
This is a bit off topic, but how do you learn that many languages! I'm super impressed
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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! :(
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;;
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. :)
That's a good idea, I love webs and apps in night version like youtube or twitter.
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.
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.
As someone that also deals with the occasional migraine and light sensitivity I wholeheartedly agree with this.
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.
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.
I absolutely agree! Every time I forget it's in the middle of the night so i open the app and it blinds me!
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...
OMGGG yassss literally i am struggling with keeping my eyes open with that brightness
and i love that cat photo of yours. here's a lingot. (but that does not have anything to do with this.)
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.
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.
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.
yes, i think that would be a good improvement, you really cant foucus when you have severe headaches and migranes ect.
Every other website has this feature, one that is used as much as Duolingo should not be an exception.
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.
(found this while browsing another chat about night mode option :D)
Totally agree with this! If they don't give us the night mode option soon Dracarys
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!
yes please do sooner rather than later i also think it looks soooooooo much cooler
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
OH yees.. Duo needs night vision I get terrible Mal de Tete XD.. C'est une honte!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Firefox and chrome work well. Invert colours on iPhone is another alternative
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...
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.
Absolutely agree. My tablet comes with a blue blocking mode, but it is terrible
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!
True, or just g o t o s l e e p
Just put night shift on ur phone if it’s iPhone (not sure if android has the option though)
I have night shift turned on. It helps a little but it’s not the same as having a true night mode.
“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
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.