Change The Background Colour In Adobe Reader For Eye-Friendly Contrast

Change The Background Colour In Adobe Reader For Eye-Friendly Contrast
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Ed. note: If you do extensive reading on a computer screen you know how quickly start black-on-white text can strain your eyes. One Lifehacker reader, tired of straining his eyes, changed the default background colour with pleasing results.

I read PDF files everyday whether it’s an ebook, a report, or notes from my classes.

Unfortunately, the gleaming white background colour of every PDF file was not easy on my eyes. So, I decided to change the default white background colour. It’s a simple change that can make reading PDF files easier on the eyes.

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1) Open Adobe Reader. Go to Edit – Preferences – Accessibility.

2) Make sure the “Replace Document Colors” is checked and click on Custom color.

3) Click “Page Background” color and then select “other color.” Here’s my custom neutral colour settings:


You can also do the same for any of your favourite word processor applications. It will make writing and reading easier on the eyes!

Have a tip for tweaking the background colour in other applications? Let’s hear about it in the comments. Thanks for the tip SandHammer!


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