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.
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!