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Green Reading Background in HDX?


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Initial post: May 22, 2014 1:17:08 PM PDT
OK dumb discussion but what is the purpose..? Is it more comfortable? Or done for other reasons? Just thought I would ask a dumb question.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2014 1:26:08 PM PDT
K. Rowley says:
It's just a new feature - it showed up on my HD (2nd gen) too...

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2014 1:38:10 PM PDT
❤ Ann says:
The help pages just have this to say about it:

"Tip: If your device language is set to Chinese, you can enable a Green background"

I have the green background option on my English language HDX, but perhaps it was added to Chinese language Kindles first and then migrated.

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 2:00:56 PM PDT
Is it so you can read in the sun? Haven't tried it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2014 2:14:51 PM PDT
Kati, the Fires are LCD backlit tablets. They are not good for reading in the sun.

You need a Paperwhite or the Basic Kindle, which are e-ink, and very good in the sun.

The Paperwhite has a front lit screen, and is perfect in any lighting situation, from full sun to complete darkness.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2014 3:00:18 PM PDT
There's nothing you can do to an LCD tablet to make it readable in the sun. It's physically impossible.

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 12:05:38 AM PDT
Jessamine says:
Hey guys! So I did a little researching and basically, the black font on a green background is meant to be easier on the eyes than the typical black font on white or vice versa. It's been said that the soft green background prevents eye strain, as the black text on green isn't as great a contrast as black on white. ^-^ I have a couple paper notebooks that have green lines or green pages, and for me, the green does help cut down on how tired my eyes are at the end of the day in comparison to the usual black and white. But I think it's relative per person. (:
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Initial post:  May 22, 2014
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