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Bug#537300: shiki-wise-theme: broken selection
The restriction comes mainly from the matching icon set, as any darker green
base color would not work for them, or add too much contrast for the colored
GTK widgets on a gray background. As I said, it might be possible to make an
exception for the wise set and use something slightly darker like "#9FC257"
that would retain consistency with the icons. However, since the difference
between it and "#A7CC57" is not too much, in this case - setting the
selected item colors manually might yield more readability on your end,
assuming you're using a different icon set or don't mind a little
inconsistency with the matching wise icon set. I personally don't find it
unreadable, as I use the wise variant the most. However, if you feel
something like "#9FC257" is readable, that's something that can be done to
fix the issue - otherwise, the selected color has to be chosen manually as
to keep the current design and the related icons consistent. As for the Wine
variant, the current selected background for it and it's icons (in the
latest stable releases) is "#df5757", which is a bit lighter and more
consistent with the overall brightness of the other sets.
On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Michal Suchanek <hramrach@xxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> 2009/7/17 Victor <perfectska04@xxxxxxxxx>:
> > tag 537300 = wontfix
> > thanks
> > I took a look at the screenshots, I think you're referring to the
> > selected background color in general. That can be changed in Appearance
> > Preferences to any shade - In this case, the selected background color
> > for all Shiki themes is always the LightBaseColor for all the
> > gnome-colors icons. The wise variant is particularly tricky, as that is
> > the darkest and dullest shade of green I could use as LightBaseColor for
> > the icons, that would also look good with the colored widgets of Shiki.
> > I find the green/white combination perfectly readable in my 1680x1050
> > 15in. laptop display with small 8pt fonts, as the lightness value is at
> > least lower than Clearlooks's stock blue. However, if necessary - an
> > exception can be made. A slightly darker shade of green might still
> > retain consistency with the icons, although if you find the current
> > shade unreadable, a slightly darker shade may not help. I would suggest
> > to simply set the "Selected Items' text color" to black in Appearance
> > Preferences in this case. The theme fully supports this setting, and it
> > wouldn't create any inconsistencies.
> Unfortunately, gtk-theme-switch2 does not offer this option. Since the
> theme is supposed part of a gnome theme this might not be that much of
> a problem.
> However, a theme should work out of the box. If it requires tweaking I
> can as well start from scratch an not use a packaged theme at all.
> Note that the selection colour is #DA3F3F for wine which gives average
> brightness about 114 and the dominant colour is red. In wise the
> colour is #A7CC57 which gives brightness about 154 with dominant
> colour green. Green is the colour which is most easily recognized by
> the eye and the contrast in this colour (against the white text) is
> quite low here hence the readability sucks.
> I can certainly live with not using the theme so feel free to leave it
> broken if you cannot think of a way that makes the selection readable
> and fits your aesthetics or other restrictions imposed by parts of the
> theme used elsewhere.