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There's a new DEV theme in town for all you 10x hackers out there (plus one actually useful new feature)

I'm excited to announce a new DEV theme... "Ten X Hacker". It's the only theme you'll use if you are a ninja rockstar magician. It features the iconic green on black text which signifies elite programming skillz.

👉 You can change your interface config in /settings/misc.

This is one of three changes to user config. The second change is the ability to set monospace font for the main body of DEV posts. I felt like this was a necessary complement to the ten x theme. I personally use sans serif, but you do you.

The third change...

You can now set your navbar to "static" (as opposed to the default of fixed). A lot of folks prefer a navbar which does not stay put at the top of the window. The fixed navbar is great for quick navigation and access to the menu, but some find it distracting while reading. There is no right or wrong in this preference debate, so we are now offering both configurations.

Here is the PR, for your curiosity...

Add new font and theme config, plus new navbar config option #4462

What type of PR is this? (check all applicable)

  • [ ] Refactor
  • [x] Feature
  • [ ] Bug Fix
  • [ ] Documentation Update


This PR adds a couple fun, but admittedly useless, config options.

Screen Shot 2019-10-16 at 9 55 03 AM

It also adds one not-so-useless option: The ability to configure the navbar to be static instead of fixed. A lot of people have strongly held feelings about this and I think it's a nice thing to offer through configuration.

Future config options for the navbar could be an option where it slides up when you scroll down and down when you scroll up.

👉 You can change your interface config in /settings/misc.

Happy coding ❤️

Top comments (46)

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Arturs Timofejevs

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Nick Taylor

Be careful though...

Hacking too much time

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Peter Kim Frank

matrix scrolling green text

Excited to step up my "look cool in a coffee shop" laptop game.

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

this is the reason i write code

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Stephanie Handsteiner • Edited

Now you don't have to open and type frantically in it to look cool in the coffeeshop!

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Dalmo Mendonça


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Ben Halpern

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Alberto Garrido • Edited

Nice, now a suggestion: add a random theme. On each reload we should get one different. Not completely useful but I'd use it 😂

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Ben Halpern


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Anwar • Edited

Ben this is going too far, shut down the internet right now 😂

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Kevin Smith 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿


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Jess Lee

The new theme makes me really happy — not because of the theme, but because of the joy I like to think it brought you while you were coding it. Goofy smiles all the way.

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Ben Halpern

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Aadi Bajpai

you mean 1337 h@x0r 😛

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Tim Downey • Edited

Thank you. It hurts my eyes, but that is a small price to pay to achieve 10x.

Also gonna feel hella cyberpunk using this theme on BART at night. 😂

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Tim Downey

Just wanna mention I have been using this theme now full time and it's really grown on me! It's a lot of fun and my eyes have adapted. 🖥

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Bastien JAUNY

I don't know any fo the languages used for this but I find it really neat to see the PR associated to the news! I know what I'm looking at, and even if I don't have the comprehension level of the contributor(s) I can understand the big picture.

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Naga Chaitanya Konada

Thanks sir for the latest theme addition, I really loved it, immediately switched to it.

But one thing I noticed is that the links are no longer looking different than the normal text. Is there some caching going on at my end, not sure. But just letting the forum know, is there a better way to report this.


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Davyd McColl • Edited

Hey, so the 10x engineer theme is quite nice as an accessibility theme, considering that the contrast is high and the gradients are simple.

One request though: hyperlinks are not marked in any way. Could they perhaps be underlined, like a real hacker would? 😁

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

I like the monospace addition. As for theme, It sounds cool but when I switched t it, It was a bit too highcontrast for my taste, and images looked odd with it. therefore after few minutes, I switched back to night mode.

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Same here!

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I'm a ten X hacker now...

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Amruta Ranade

Oh! I didn't know you could change interface settings! Coool!

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Hey @ben , could you change the way links look so we know when there is a link in the middle of the text please?

can't tell the difference between links and text

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Zohar Peled

Personally, I like the night theme better, but the monospace font is absolutely better then the other choices, IMHO.

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I iz hacker yo'z! beep bop boop!