Enable Dark Layers

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Sam Chan

02 Mar, 2021 06:09 PM

With CalTopo app version 0.7.2, there is a new Enable Dark Layers option under Display Options. Anyone know what a dark layer is?

Sam Chan
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Search and Rescue Reserve Unit

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Meghan on 02 Mar, 2021 07:18 PM

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    Hi Sam,

    CalTopo normally displays map objects against a light screen- this is often referred to as 'light mode' for user interfaces. When you select Enable Dark Layers in the Display Options menu, CalTopo will display map objects against a dark screen. The idea behind this is to reduce the light emitted by the device screen while maintaining enough color contrast for readability.

    Just FYI: in all recent versions of iOS, the app will follow the system dark mode setting. Often this is set to automatically enable dark mode at sunset and light mode at sunrise, but you can override this in the system settings under ‘Display & Brightness’.

    Best,
    Meghan

    Best,
    Meghan

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