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Darken Windows to Reduce Eye Strain lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker index Skillet Two Cents Vitals App directory Gear Darken Windows to Reduce Eye Strain Gina Trapani 3/31/08 2:00pm Filed to: Lifehacker Book Contest Winner Desktop Themes Top Windows 49 2 Edit Promote Dismiss Undismiss Share to Kinja Toggle Conversation tools Go to permalink Readers are submitting their best life hack for a chance to win an autographed copy of our new book, Upgrade Your Life . Here's our latest winner. Reader David says that staring at the glowing box all day long is hard on his peepers, so he takes matters into his own hands. He writes in: Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter,… From amazon 54 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission Buy now Win an Autographed Copy of Upgrade Your Life with Your Best Life Hack Win an Autographed Copy of Upgrade Your Life with Your Best Life Hack Win an Autographed Copy of Upgrade Your Life with… I'm sitting here next to a stack of the new Lifehacker book, Upgrade Your Life, and it's… Read more Read more I spend a lot of time on my computer, and all the white pages and bright backgrounds add up to a lot of eye strain over time, so I've overhauled my copy of XP with a few tweaks to make things a little more bearable. Aside from using minimal, dark wallpaper, I've patched my uxtheme.dll using this guide so that I could apply my own skin to Windows. After cruising Skinbase.org for dark themes I came across the one I use now called Zune Final, which has multiple color options for the Start button as well as each windows Close button. Here's Zune Final's theme page . I use Notepad a lot... for everything from to-do's to grocery lists to jotting down the URLs to all the stuff I'm talking about now, and thats a lot of white. In search for a dark replacement, I came across Notepad2 . It has many more option in comparison to Notepad, but I don't need it for that, so I turned off all the extra toolbars, and turned on it's 2nd Default theme, as pictured in the screenshot. Another great little tweak I've come to appreciate is the Stylish Firefox add-on . I use Google.com as my home page and the transition from my dark wallpaper to Google's solid white page isn't pleasant, so I installed a dark blue theme that goes well with the rest of my stylings. Here's where you can find the dark blue Google theme . Click on the thumbnail below to see David's styled desktop in all its dark glory. Congrats, David! You just won an autographed copy of Upgrade Your Life . We're down to our last two copies— submit your best life hack to win one . Gear from Kinja Deals Mavea's Filters Got Better But it Was Already the Pitcher to Buy These Are Your Five Favorite International Travel Adapters This $6 USB Charger Includes Quick Charge 2.0 Reply 49 replies Leave a reply You may also like Gizmodo Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart Yesterday 7:20am Gizmodo Watch Humans Destroy the Earth in 30 Years With Google Earth Time Lapse Yesterday 1:00pm The Slot Melania Trump Threatens to Sue Over Barron Trump Video Made by Autistic Young Man Yesterday 1:20pm Recent from Gina Trapani 39 572 9.2M Lifehacker · Gina Trapani How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network's WEP Password with BackTrack 10/28/11 10:30am 16 42 428.4K Lifehacker · Gina Trapani How to Make Your To-Do List Doable 8/31/11 8:00am 7 120 345.4K Gizmodo · Gina Trapani Spring Cleaning for Your Computer: Evacuate PC Dust Bunnies 4/15/11 12:20pm Share Tweet About Blog Need Help? Content Guide Lifehacker Store Redirecting to the Lifehacker store in Disclaimer: You are leaving a Gizmodo Media Group, LLC website and going to a third party site, which is subject to its own privacy policy and terms of use. Continue Permissions Privacy Terms of Use Advertising Jobs RSS ©2016 Gizmodo Media Group Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.