1. Mechanizer22's Avatar
    How to apply dark theme all around the OS.? There are options in Contacts and some apps only. OS version 10.3.1.1154

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    12-30-14 11:17 AM
  2. blueyestm's Avatar
    Not all have the dark theme option. You just have to look in each of the settings and each phone has different options. So if you don't see the option for dark theme then it's not an option for you.
    12-30-14 11:20 AM
  3. Mechanizer22's Avatar
    That works for the apps. What to do for the settings?
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    Also when I set Dark Background to Contacts but still when I open Phone to call some one and select Contacts at the bottom its in white background. What to do?

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    12-30-14 11:40 AM
  4. blueyestm's Avatar
    you can't change them all to black - if you don't see that option it's NOT available.
    12-30-14 11:59 AM
  5. Mechanizer22's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply... had to get on with it..

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    12-30-14 12:10 PM
  6. Mechanizer22's Avatar
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    I watched a video in YouTube and there was this device with 10.3.1 and it has dark theme. The speaker tells that he has set dark theme but he doesn't show how to in that video. I watched the full length of that video only to know about that dark theme but couldn't find out.

    Watch the video here.

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    01-02-15 11:20 AM
  7. Swave514's Avatar
    Dark theme for settings is only available for Z30 and Q10

    Z30 | 10.3.1.1949
    01-02-15 11:34 AM
  8. Mechanizer22's Avatar
    Dark theme for settings is only available for Z30 and Q10

    Z30 | 10.3.1.1949
    This is unfair... y only the two?... many people out there using other devices too..

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    01-02-15 01:25 PM
  9. Mechanizer22's Avatar
    Dark theme for settings is only available for Z30 and Q10

    Z30 | 10.3.1.1949
    Can u post a screen shot of where that option is available?


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    01-02-15 01:26 PM
  10. pttptppt's Avatar
    Can u post a screen shot of where that option is available?


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    It's not an option, it's default for q10 and z30 just like white is default for the other devices.

    The reason is because the z30 and q10 have amoled screens that turn off pixels whenever the screen is displaying black. This saves battery.
    On the other devices, they have LCD screens that don't turn off pixels which means that showing a black screen uses as much battery as a white screen (more or less).

    So the reason is because black settings saves battery for amoled screens so it's useful but it's pointless for lcd screens (except aesthetically which I also want but it's a want, not a need because it does nothing)

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    01-02-15 01:51 PM
  11. Swave514's Avatar
    Yeah I have a z10 also and I always wanted to make it dark theme but after a while I just didn't care about it. I don't care much about the settings being dark but I love how the z30 does the dark theme in the phone app when making calls and such. Looks lovely

    Z30 | 10.3.1.1949
    01-02-15 02:00 PM
  12. Mechanizer22's Avatar
    It's not an option, it's default for q10 and z30 just like white is default for the other devices.

    The reason is because the z30 and q10 have amoled screens that turn off pixels whenever the screen is displaying black. This saves battery.
    On the other devices, they have LCD screens that don't turn off pixels which means that showing a black screen uses as much battery as a white screen (more or less).

    So the reason is because black settings saves battery for amoled screens so it's useful but it's pointless for lcd screens (except aesthetically which I also want but it's a want, not a need because it does nothing)

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    Dark theme is pleasing to the eye during night time. I'm mostly using my mobile at night. Its even over 1am now. So I would love to have an update with dark theme.

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    01-02-15 02:46 PM
  13. Swave514's Avatar
    Actually dark theme is pleasing to the eye all the time the amoled display makes dark theme look a lot nicer! Unless you have the sun reflecting directly on the screen.

    Edit: I just realized even the third party soundcloud app Soundnine is dark theme by default on z30 aswell

    Z30 | 10.3.1.1949
    Last edited by Swave514; 01-02-15 at 03:47 PM.
    01-02-15 03:20 PM
  14. pttptppt's Avatar
    Dark theme is pleasing to the eye during night time. I'm mostly using my mobile at night. Its even over 1am now. So I would love to have an update with dark theme.

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    I understand and I agree with you. I also want dark theme on my z. Unfortunately, what I was explaining earlier is that in BlackBerry's point of view, it is not necessary because it is not affecting battery life

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    01-02-15 04:02 PM
  15. Stomps01's Avatar
    That works for the apps. What to do for the settings?
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    Also when I set Dark Background to Contacts but still when I open Phone to call some one and select Contacts at the bottom its in white background. What to do?

    Posted via CB10
    I noticed the same thing. Also when you try to make the background dark it resets your other settings in the options. I uncheck contacts from an email address and sim card so they don't show but resets every time I try to do dark theme. I guess it just doesn't work yet. Hopefully fixed in the next update.

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    04-13-15 05:52 PM
  16. jojon2se's Avatar
    This is unfair... y only the two?... many people out there using other devices too..
    I can only assume nobody thought of theming as anything they wanted, right back when Cascades was drafted, because it should definitely be integral to the UI framework, with system settings, and not something that has to be programmed per-app.

    Then again, I'm accustomed to the crazy user-configurable "Magic User Interface" on the Amiga, so I'm probably spoiled. :P
    04-13-15 06:13 PM

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