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[Bug 905441] [NEW] Various compiz plug-ins visual elements do not integrate well with the system colour scheme


Public bug reported:

Various compiz plug-ins (e.g. resize info, resize window, grid, grab handles,
etc.) use coloured visual elements (e.g. resizing rectangles, info/title labels
and grab targets) to acheive their desired effect. 

At present, all of these plug-ins allow the user to manually select the colours
of these various visual elements. It would be preferable, however, for these
plug-ins to draw this information (automatically) from the systems colour
scheme/theme (varying alpha transparency, hue, saturation, etc. from a base
colour defined in the system colour scheme/theme as necessary). I user override
would still be desirable, but the user should not need to manually reconfigure
each and every such plug-in whenever they change colour scheme/theme.

An cogent example; A default installation of Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
comes preconfigured with (broadly) orange coloured visual elements. This suits
the default Ubuntu 11.10 colour scheme/theme very well. However, where a user
to switch to a custom colour scheme/theme, such orange visual elements might
look out of place. They certainly do with my currently preferred colour
scheme/theme, eGTK (from elementaryOS). 

To surmise, a more consistent and possibly centralised approach (with the
option of per plug-in user overrides) to colour scheme management and its
application to compiz plug-ins would be desirable.

** Affects: compiz
     Importance: Unknown
         Status: Unknown

** Affects: compiz (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: color-schemes compiz grid gtk-theme resize-info resize-window unity-my-grab-handles

** Bug watch added: Compiz Bug Tracker #68

** Also affects: compiz via
   Importance: Unknown
       Status: Unknown

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