Dashboard customization needed.

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New Dashboard "theme" is killing my eyes. No kidding. I am old, like 50, and the "yellow on white on tan" color scheme is just killing me. TOO bright. I have searched for options so I can setup the look and found none. Any ideas besides wearing sunglasses?
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Robert,
I suspect you are not on our latest version of HiveManager. I will paste a screenshot from the dashboard of my instance running 6.1r2. Please consider upgrading...

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I am running 6.1r2a. Are you saying I need to UPDATE again to "B" to get the color changes?
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robert korn

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I am running a VM locally not the "cloud" service. Latest for me is the version I am running.
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I personally find the newer version easier on the eyes, and improved layout overall.
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Robert,
Thanks for the follow-up. No there's no need to upgrade again, you already have the new color scheme, and I am sorry to report there's no way for you to change that. I don't believe we have any plans in the future to change the colors other than in the older legacy reports which may eventually be brought over to the new scheme as well.
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robert korn

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Too bad. Maybe I can get a bigger monitor and squint a lot. :-)
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Matthew,
I am glad for you that you enjoy the color scheme.

What would be reasonable, and normal considering all of the other interfaces I have to utilize, is to allow a certain amount of "user configurable" color schemes.

Call them "themes". In "my" opinion, the new scheme is overall to light and bright, not enough contrast. From a graphic design point of view it is nearly 80% white, little or contrast and utilizes too much shaded grey. White letters on grey background are difficult, such as the information near the top of the Guided Configuration screen, where it says "1. choose network policy". Or in the upper right corner, where the version number is orange, another tough read.

That being said, I would never change your layout or color scheme. You are good with it. Me, not so much.
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Not exactly what you are looking for, but may do the trick

firefox preferences> content > colors

set your own color scheme and don't allow page to set the color scheme





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robert korn

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Happy happy, the Theme "High Contrast" in Chrome is very effective for this old guy.
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4 years later, GUI is even worse.
I am now on 8.x (on site).

Just horrible.  Too much white space, soft blue, soft grey.  A washed out desktop.

Some objects, like the device names on the Dashboard are unreadable.