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Why doesn't Facebook allow users to change its theme?

There are far more important things when it comes to UX for Facebook A site with 2.5 billion active users needs to constantly rethink things, test them, make them better, add new functions etc. the ...
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Why doesn't Facebook allow users to change its theme?

I'll point to Reddit as an example of why not to allow users to redesign their pages: it becomes a fragmentation issue. If you allow users to control the look and feel of the software, then you lose ...
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Why doesn't Facebook allow users to change its theme?

The theme and colours are part of Facebook's brand. It keeps everything consistent, and stops people from creating "ugly" pages.
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Why was Dark Theme created?

Here are some positive benefits of dark mode. Dark UI is said to reduce eye strain. Dark backgrounds used in UI is said to consume less energy on OLED screens. When using Dark UI in low light ...
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What are the negative and positive aspects of dark color scheme?

One advantage of light text on a dark background is that different colours in the text are easier to distinguish. That might not be important to most readers, but one type of user who makes heavy use ...
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How should I indicate that a button or input is disabled in a dark theme?

Disabled buttons are usually a play on contrast/opacity. Here is MUI light theme: And here is their dark theme: This library follows Google's Material Design guidelines and you can have a look at ...
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Can I Avoid Using Complete/Pure Black Background Color For Dark Mode?

Yes, you can. Dark mode implies the use of very dark hues, just not necessarily pure black. The emphasis in dark mode is on contrast. So as long as you have enough contrast, you will OK. However... If ...
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How should I indicate that a button or input is disabled in a dark theme?

A rule of thumb is to reduce the button's opacity vs. graying out. When the disabled button is transparent, users can see some semblance of the button in its enabled state. Although the button ...
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How should I decide whether new users start with a dark theme or light theme?

These days, it's not too hard to detect what the user's already chosen. This takes the burden of deciding off of you, and is likely to make a smoother experience for the user in general. (For example, ...
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Why was Dark Theme created?

What's the value for the user of having a Dark Theme UI? There is not much value when it comes to user performance. Great article talking users performing better not using dark mode Dark mode isnt as ...
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Is feature to customize themes and colors for Mobile/Web Apps important for UX?

Ultimately, this isn't something we can answer for you. The best approach is to ask the question of your users and get feedback about how important they feel it is. Then decide if it's worth the time ...
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Why doesn't Facebook allow users to change its theme?

why doesn't Facebook allow users to change their homepage theme color, style, etc.? Another reason they don't do that is - When users share their problems to FB help centre, their screenshots should ...
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Should user settings take precedence over custom themes?

User settings should take precedence over the defaults. This makes sure that whenever a user wants to default single settings, they can do so by removing the rule from their CSS file. This is ...
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Dark theme navbar: Lighter or darker than the main background?

I also prefer the bottom one, with the lighter navbar. There's more contrast, both for the bar itself and for its shadow. As for consistency, you could think of the dark theme as generally inverting ...
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Should I use different backgroud colors in my app?

If your themes will be either displayed to one group of users in which one people may use theme 1 in some cases and theme 2 in other cases, It is better to use visually similar themes for both sides. ...
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Should I use different backgroud colors in my app?

So if I understand this correctly you plan to use different colour themes to separate modes. One objective is not confuse the user with the colour changes and don't make him loose focus. ...
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Are there current standards or guidelines regarding dark themes / dark modes?

I think the most thorough guidelines you're gonna find are via the big companies with the UX departments that can dedicate their time to writing guidelines. So like Mihnea mentioned, here are some of ...
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Should submit button colors match color scheme or be consistent across products?

The consistency of the design is not done by the choice of colors or its quantity, but by the design itself. The color is just one more component within the design guidelines. If you define color ...
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On what basis should i choose the theme colors for a UI design?

Here are several considerations for selecting color in a UI Design. These are not in any order of importance. Brand Recognition A UI should reflect the brand personality, including the colors. Brand ...
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Why was Dark Theme created?

The question is really why was Light Theme ever created. Computer screens are (mostly) emitted light, not reflected light. Throughout all of history, emitted light technologies used Dark Theme, most ...
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Why was Dark Theme created?

To add to Ameen Akbar's answer, Customization is another key benefit. Allowing user's option to customize their products let's them feel in control and give them a sense of ownership of the product. ...
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Is it OK to mix dark and light backgrounds in an app?

Yes of course. Backgrounds (and colors in general) are used for different purposes, including highlighting elements and whole sections. A completey different background will create a sense of alert ...
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How exactly do designers choose the colors they use?

I'd say that Brand has the greatest impact there. Another one is Accessibility. Well, honestly, for most of the places "Yes, the colors that make up the button's gradient are fine. We'll use ...
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Do line numbers in a code theme need to meet WCAG AA contrast?

You already pointed at the relevant guidance, text contrast. As the information is not presentational / incidental (it is essential information in a code editor, not there for decoration) it must ...
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How should I decide whether new users start with a dark theme or light theme?

Let the user choose When the user opens the app for the 1st time, you can ask them to choose their preference. Give them the option to change it later on in settings. Also, you can give them the ...
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Is there any working straight or reflected mouse cursor theme?

This is a really good question, something I've been asking myself too. Some of the reasons why we are using this pointer are: The angle is because we create the same angle when you are pointing at ...
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Should submit button colors match color scheme or be consistent across products?

I would always encourage doing the same thing in the same way. If your product has submit buttons, then they should look and behave the same throughout. This lowers cognitive load because users don’t ...
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How should I indicate that a button or input is disabled in a dark theme?

A way to show the inactive state is to keep the background color unchanged but change the text color by making it darker. Visual studio dark theme does this in the menu:
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Emoji vs. Switch for choosing light/dark theme on a navigation bar

The switch has the advantage of clarity and the emojis bring the twist so mix it up
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Emoji vs. Switch for choosing light/dark theme on a navigation bar

From my point of view, changing switch button doesn't make it more understandable. If you are going to change it anyway other than a slider, I'd prefer something meant two-sided image/emoji (like ...
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