Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Only Chess Forum

Only Chess Forum

  1. 16 Aug '10 21:49
    Just curious what stronger players use. There are some strange options to choose from.
    I use "Book/High contrast/Large

    You?

    [Lame Thread]
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    16 Aug '10 22:01
    Default, brushed steel
  3. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    16 Aug '10 22:16 / 1 edit
    Book, High Contrast, Standard (also switched from timeforchess to redhotpawn for what seems to be a brighter screen).
  4. 16 Aug '10 22:23
    Alpha, wood tile and standard.
  5. 16 Aug '10 23:25
    Book/High contrast/Large
  6. 16 Aug '10 23:34
    default settings - often browse games without logging on.
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    17 Aug '10 00:38
    Originally posted by gorookyourself
    Just curious what stronger players use. There are some strange options to choose from.
    I use "Book/High contrast/Large

    You?

    [Lame Thread]
    Believe it or not, I almost started a thread just like this after a PM-and-in-game conversation Grampy Bobby and I had where we were talking about board settings, and I found it interesting to the point where I was curious what others use.

    I use book/blue day/ large after a lengthy experimentation phase because I have some issues, and I use the "immortal game" interface. By trial and error, I think I see blue contrast better than the others.

    I don't think there is a "stronger player/weaker player" connection, but a more informed person may enlighten me on the subject. I chose mine because I have some very minor but occasionally annoying vision issues, and the changes made a big difference for me.

    The geek part of me is intrigued by the idea of how this contributes to the difference between OTB and CC- both players have the "essence" of the chess position on the site, but there is a good chance that they see very different boards!

    Now if I can just switch boards in my dart league...

    Paul
  8. 17 Aug '10 06:33
    book woodtile large
  9. 17 Aug '10 06:43
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Believe it or not, I almost started a thread just like this after a PM-and-in-game conversation Grampy Bobby and I had where we were talking about board settings, and I found it interesting to the point where I was curious what others use.

    I use book/blue day/ large after a lengthy experimentation phase because I have some issues, and I use the "immo ...[text shortened]... ee very different boards!

    Now if I can just switch boards in my dart league...

    Paul
    "blue day" burns my eyes.
  10. 17 Aug '10 07:52
    I am easily confused by change, so always use default.

    I am deadly serious
  11. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    17 Aug '10 07:54
    TFC / newspaper / high contrast / standard

    skeeter
  12. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    17 Aug '10 08:39
    The immortal game/book/standard/storm clouds
  13. 17 Aug '10 12:53
    I tried the immortal game and found it hard on the eyes. How many interfaces are there?
  14. 17 Aug '10 18:26
    Immortal/book/high contrast/standard.

    Those are the default settings?I don't recall tampering with it.

    toet.
  15. Subscriber duecer
    anybody seen my
    17 Aug '10 19:09
    rhp/Alpha/Storm clouds/Large