Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#4799 closed enhancement (fixed)

Slightly tinted window entries in expanded Deskbar

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Deskbar Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All

Description

I have a small suggestion to make it more visible what's a running app and what are its windows when using Deskbar's expanding mode.

tinted window entries in expanding Deskbar mode

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deskbar.png (35.0 KB ) - added by humdinger 12 years ago.
tinted window entries in expanding Deskbar mode

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Change History (10)

by humdinger, 12 years ago

Attachment: deskbar.png added

tinted window entries in expanding Deskbar mode

comment:1 by stippi, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Implemented in hrev33629. Thanks for the suggestion!

comment:2 by humdinger, 12 years ago

Thanks for the quick implementation! :)

comment:3 by axeld, 12 years ago

Now that I've used this for a few days, I must say I actually liked the previous version better, at least the distinction between apps and windows was already pretty clear before. Maybe using only a slightly darker background?

in reply to:  3 comment:4 by humdinger, 12 years ago

Replying to axeld:

Maybe using only a slightly darker background?

I thought that slightly darker background *was* all the change. No?

comment:5 by axeld, 12 years ago

Duh, a slightly darker background than that of the original menus - the current color looks too dark IMO :-)

comment:6 by humdinger, 12 years ago

A matter of taste. Go over to stippi and fiddle and tune until it's right. Stippi has a good eye for these things. :)

comment:7 by koki, 12 years ago

I am with Axel here. The original subtle but clearly distinguishable difference is perfectly effective, and fits much better in the overall color scheme. This change seems more like a solution looking for a problem.

comment:8 by humdinger, 12 years ago

I don't agree. IMO it makes sense to have the windows of an app visually lower (= a bit in the shadow). Maybe a candidate for the Appearance panel.

in reply to:  8 comment:9 by koki, 12 years ago

Replying to humdinger:

I don't agree. IMO it makes sense to have the windows of an app visually lower (= a bit in the shadow). Maybe a candidate for the Appearance panel.

The visual clues to distinguish between the app entry and its windows are very clear (gradient vs. solid color + the colored indentation). So unless you are looking at this in the context of visually impaired user, this change adds no improvement and the modified color definitely looks out of whack with the default Haiku color scheme.

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