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WISHLIST Dark mode

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:17 pm
by Nafu444

Could we have a Dark mode on Qbittorrent ?
It could be better for eyes and better for energy consummation (better for the planet).

Re: WISHLIST Dark mode

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:08 pm
by FranciscoPombal
Since the username is the same, I assume you are the same person behind and Please don't spam everywhere. Learn the rules of the sites you visit and lurk before you post so that stuff like doesn't happen, and remember to search for existing issues/feature requests before posting a new one.


Dark mode doesn't actually save energy unless a significant part of the theme is 100% black _and_ the screen in your device represents 100% black by turning pixels actually completely off. Typically, screens that do this will be OLED/AMOLED-type screens, which are much more common on modern smartphones than on laptops or desktops. On a regular LCD, surprisingly, a black background can actually consume more energy than a white background!

Side note: Black is also generally a better choice on non-OLEDs that have some form of dynamic brightness. For energy consumption, black is also a better choice for CRTs, but those are pretty rare nowadays.

All in all, I don't think implementing a dark mode in qBittorrent would lead to significant measurable energy savings.

That said, feel free to learn a bit and have a go at implementing it yourself! Good luck!