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Short answer: it helps to reduce eye fatigue. There are three types of cones in the eye, each responsible for sensing a different range of wavelength. If you stare at one particular color for a while, those cones responsible for sensing that color will become fatigued, and your perception of color will become skewed (this is why if you stare at an inverted ...


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Because it's a neutral color that doesn't strain the eye and allows for good legibility when using black or white fonts, and its neutrality aids to place the focus on the real content window. The shade of gray will vary depending on the software, of course, ranging from a light gray to a very dark gray. As for studies, here you can see why to use gray and ...



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