Background's So Bright It's Burning My Retinas!

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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,546
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    as a corollary to this thread's topic, I'll take the opportunity to restate a dictum that I, with all due modesty, like to call Hardy's Law of Technology.
    For the other members, I already looked them up:

    Definition of corollary
    1. a proposition (see 1proposition 1c) inferred immediately from a proved proposition with little or no additional proof
    2. a: something that naturally follows : result
    … love was a stormy passion and jealousy its normal corollary.
    b: something that incidentally or naturally accompanies or parallels
    A corollary to the problem of the number of vessels to be built was that of the types of vessels to be constructed.

    Definition of dictum
    plural dictaplay \-tə\ also dictums
    1. a noteworthy statement: such asa : a formal pronouncement of a principle, proposition, or opinion awaiting the king's dictumb : an observation intended or regarded as authoritative must follow the dictum “First, do no harm”
    2. law : a judge's expression of opinion on a point other than the precise issue involved in determining a case.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,574
    edited May 2017
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    iPad
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    Now both my IPADS are bleached white wasn't like that yesterday as you can see in the pic
    Post edited by txcoastal1 on
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,574
    Now it looks like this today :|:|:|
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    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    I'm not sure I completely understand the complaint. Is it that on some devices the background is overly bright, but at other times on other devices the brightness is more subdued? This might not be a Vanilla issue, the actual crafting of the site is done by Polk/DEI and hosted by Vanilla. But if I can check into it, I will.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,317
    edited May 2017
    Peruse the screenshots in this thread, Ken -- some of us are still seeing the "Signature Series" closeups in the background; others (mostly if not all cell phone users, maybe only Android?) are seeing a blank white background (or other background?).

    EDIT:

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    EDIT^2 and on an iPAD:

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,574
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Peruse the screenshots in this thread, Ken -- some of us are still seeing the "Signature Series" closeups in the background; others (mostly if not all cell phone users, maybe only Android?) are seeing a blank white background (or other, greyed out background?).

    Ipads too, my desk tops and laptops (Windows) are fine
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,546
    We went from a dark background, which is easy on the eyes to a bright white background. If the text area covered the entire screen it wouldn't be a problem, but the background image takes up sooo much room.

    We went from this:
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    To this:
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,546
    edited May 2017
    The background image is essentially 50% of what we see, so when you make it as bright as the sun, it makes a difference in viewing comfort.

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,574
    Herm can you post the OS's you're running to help troubleshoot?
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,546
    Win10, Firefox 53.0.2 (64-bit)
  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,546
    I get the same with Microsoft Edge.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,574
    So that's coming up bright white on your PC?
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,546
    Bright white with a speaker on each side for me. I used the Wayback Machine to pull up the old background.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    I'll try and see who at Polk/DEI might be able to help with this, they can forward it to Vanilla if necessary.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,574
    Ok hope this helps. Windows 10 PC, top image is google chrome, bottom image is Microsoft Edge search engine

    Pic was taken simultaneously using "print screen" and 2 monitors


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    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • Legender
    Legender Posts: 478
    Switched ti night mode on my lpad and that tones it down a bit.
  • Derf
    Derf Posts: 228
    Screen shot from MacBook Pro, in Chrome.

    My iPad has a completely white background, in Safari.

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    Integrated Amp: Marantz PM-10
    Speakers: Usher MD2
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    DAC: North Star Design Supremo
    Streaming Source: AURALiC Aries Mini
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    Power Source: PS Audio PP3 on dedicated 20amp circuit
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,317
    aiyee! they got me! :(

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    Turned on the 'upstairs' laptop a few minutes ago and I was...



    or, if you prefer...

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,720
    Ok, this abomination has gotten around to me. Good Gawd Polk, what the hell were you thinking!?!
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,546
    Two minutes with photo editing software and the results could have been so much better. Still like last weeks background better.
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,231
    Me, too. I had the dark, speaker close-up through the bulk of this discussion (Windows 10 and Chrome) until this a.m. Totally understand the complainants now and join their class action. :/

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    Hard to enjoy my morning coffee now while perusing the Forum.

    LMAO....love it man, and spot on.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,317
    This 'pute (my "work" Lenovo laptop) still has the old background -- dunno why...
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,402
    Get rid of Vanilla. How many times must this be said. And fire whoever authorized Vanilla.
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    If you use Firefox to load the forum you get the older style sidebars, if you use Chrome then you get the brighter sidebars. Not sure if that will change in the future or not.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,317
    edited May 2017
    It's not that simple Ken. We're all Chrome, all the time, here -- and I've still got the "older style sidebars" (on one of my two laptops).

    I'll admit, I didn't try Bono or Slash or whatever Microsoft calls its browser nowadays, though ;)

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,720
    Ken,

    If Polk is so concerned about retaining customers why do they kept making things so damn user unfriendly? I'm not just talking about the forum as the products pages are laughable.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,317
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    MS Edge -- oh, yeah, Edge. That's the ticket.

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    PS I actually posted this from MS Edge. I feel so -- sullied
    -- now.

    I need to go and thoroughly wash my hands.

    euggggh!

    ;)
  • Jimbo18
    Jimbo18 Posts: 2,235
    If you use Firefox to load the forum you get the older style sidebars, if you use Chrome then you get the brighter sidebars. Not sure if that will change in the future or not.

    I have Chrome on Win10 at home and had the older sidebars yesterday, this morning I got the whiteout. This computer at work has Chrome and is Win7 and it has the older style. So far.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    This issue is being made aware of to the designers of the forum layout. Be patient, please.
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