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From Jürgen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [UX]: potential new default color for application background
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:31:12 GMT
On 10/12/12 2:23 PM, Ariel Constenla-Haile wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 11:45:25AM +0200, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
>> On 10/12/12 11:24 AM, Joost Andrae wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>>> Examples:
>>>> http://people.apache.org/~jsc/test/aoo_new_defautl_background.png
>>>> http://people.apache.org/~jsc/test/aoo_new_defautl_background2.png
>>>>
>>>> I know that probably many have an opinion about the color. But more
>>>> important for now is the question if we want such a change in general.
>>>> In the end the color should fit to other branding items as well.
>>>>
>>>> UX has probably some comments and feedback here as well?
>>>>
>>>
>>> how about to make this background configurable ?
>>
>> it is already ;-) See Tools->Options->Appearance->Application
>> background. I am talking about a new default only and fixing the start
>> center problem.
> 
> The start center ignores the Appearance configuration (something like
> svtools::ColorConfig().GetColorValue(svtools::APPBACKGROUND).nColor) and
> uses instead the "workspace gradient", see
> framework::BackingWindow::Paint() in
> trunk/main/framework/source/services/backingwindow.hxx|cxx
> 
> The default is defined in trunk/main/vcl/inc/vcl/settings.hxx
> 
> #define DEFAULT_WORKSPACE_GRADIENT_START_COLOR Color( 0xa3, 0xae, 0xb8 )
> #define DEFAULT_WORKSPACE_GRADIENT_END_COLOR Color( 0x73, 0x7e, 0x88 )
> 
> 
> and set in void ImplStyleData::SetStandardStyles()
> main/vcl/source/app/settings.cxx
> 
> In dark themes it is set to black, see 
> void Window::ImplUpdateGlobalSettings( AllSettings& rSettings, sal_Bool bCallHdl
)
> in main/vcl/source/window/window.cxx
> 
> It looks like playing with this should take also into account high
> contrast / dark themes, because leaving the default app. background in
> the Tools dialog makes the background change accordingly. That said, AOO
> look really horrible in dark themes, but that's another issue :)

I agree but that is indeed another issue. And complete and consistently
working themes would be very nice.

For me it looked simply wrong and inconsistent that when I changed the
application background the background of start center didn't changed as
well.

Juergen



> 
> 
> Regards
> 


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