Assigning Colour Themes to differentiate Instances at a Glance

A transcription from a Toot reply in Mastodon.


Introduction :

Coralie has just started trying out and using the Pinafore client, after listening to my recommendations – on how light and fast it is, and how easily it makes having multiple Instances accounts.

It is really a delight, we can change from one to another very quickly, plus it’s perfectly possible to run 2, or 3, or 4 tabs with Pinafore loaded.

And yet, each displaying a different Instance.

This makes navigation, monitoring different accounts and doing publishing publicity runs quite easy, quick.

So Coralie has tried and now has two instances configured. But is a bit cautious of maybe confusing WHERE this tab location is. :smile_cat:

Not to worry – an Easy solution exists. Let’s assign a colour Theme to each instance, or at least the ones we use most.


Selecting Colour Themes for our various instances in Pinafore

@globcoco

The same I used at mamot.
I think that if I’m using the same pages and layout I might confuse myself but I love the easy set up.

  • Go into Settings and select one of the instances you have configured ( ** hint – Click on the Star in the right, and it’s a ONE click switch, instantaneous*).
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  • Done that? Now go into Settings --> General Settings.
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  • Slide to the Bottom of the page.

  • and select one of the many Themes - Light or Dark, whichever you prefer.


Screenshot shows possible Pinafore colour themes :

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  • that theme becomes the Default for the current instance, and by selecting different ones, we can tell we are in one place or another.
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There’s lots of choices and the client is really a delight to use.


#Pinafore Client is Tops. #Fediverse #NewUsers

In response to : https://qoto.org/@globcoco/104319907198041891

…but posted at top level so people can see it.

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I definitely agree with Rob G. and thanks to you and your coll pedagogy I can navigate through things quite nicely.
Now i have to deal with the vitality of the instances :yum:
I hope i can keep up! :sweat_smile:

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Welcome to the Forums Coralie!!! :smiley_cat:

Hope you enjoy them here too.

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You have already proven a very fast learner, and your curiosity drives me too – a lot of the post above, almost all of it, was from our conversation on the instance yesterday.

I even linked it in as well – I like to keep that, so people who are curious can look at the whole context.

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I’m so glad about it.
I love stimulating anyway.
I feel I’m an enthusiasm sourceress.

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