Why do .txt documents appear as white text on black background? (in Google Drive)


#1

Edit for clarification!
I normally use .docx or .pdf documents on my phone but recently, I opened a .txt document in Google Drive and
I noticed that .txt documents on my Moto X appear as white text on black background. .docx and .pdf appear normal, black on white. I’m wondering how/why and how to change it to black on white?

If I open .txt files with Google Docs, the appear normal. Only seems to happen with Google Drive.


#2

This behavior may be dependent upon the specific app you are using, and they may be an option within the settings to invert this color scheme. I suspect the invert option has somehow been enabled and needs to be disabled. But, before you change it, consider the impact on your phone’s battery. A black background uses far, far less battery power because it’s not lighting up the entire screen. I actually have an app on my phone that inverts black on white to while on black for the very purpose of using less battery. Just my preference.

But, I digress. Check the display settings on your phone and see if an option to invert the screen colors has been enabled.


#3

Many thanks. I didn’t know that about the battery. I will leave it as is. I need all the battery life I can get!