You're right. Dark themes are battery savers, but if they're too dark it cause fuzzy eyes. Too much light cause eye fatigue. That's why the Oneiric wall is not as light as older ones, but still "light blue".
And there're lots of reasons to be blue. First is corporative. Second is usability and eye-friendly (and allows hours and hours of fun :D ). You can check this: http://books.google.com/books/about/Art_and_visual_perception.html?id=9RktoatXGQ0C if you want more reasons about what I'm doing for every pixel I design. It's not just aesthetics. Design means usability. That's why I like window and menu shadows, they improve visibility and gives attention to the first plane on screen. I know, I know, it's boring. But look, Suse is green. I think it's a mistake associate green (as leaf or nature colour) with energy efficiency. You can make black thing and keep efficient. Also, PUD Linux and Vector are green now. Even some people asked me about including yellow wallpapers because it's "warm". You know it cannot fit for everybody. So going more neutral this time, as neutral as you'll can use any wallpaper and still looking good with unsaturated (gray) panels and windows. <http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/> <http://www.lubuntu.net/> 2011/11/18 Josh Embrey <thelastorph...@gmail.com> > In regards to going lighter with Lubuntu, we must remember our key targets > and goal. I switched my GTK and Openbox themes to dark themes and it added > another 40 minutes to my netbook's battery when on full brightness, over an > hour with minimal brightness. I took every step to ensure that it was just > the colors changing that changed the battery life. Being LXDE aims at > having a minimal footprint, using dark themes helps minimize power > consumption, continuing with the goal. > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop > Post to : email@example.com > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp > >
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