Standard border theme "unusable" in Kubuntu 10.04

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon Jan 18 12:26:35 GMT 2010

2010/1/15 Tomas Gustavsson <tomplast at>:
> I have used Kubuntu 10.04 (Alpha 2) for a couple of hours now and I have
> stopped counting on how many times I have believed that one particular
> Window had focus. It wouldn't have been a problem if the difference between
> a  border with focus and without focus had been greater. The only difference
> you can see is the text (and the buttons) on the border fading out while
> unfocused, I think this is a too small difference and that the border theme
> should be changed.

You might be interested in these bugs, which are resolved:

I mention them because I have a terrible feeling that the group that
does the otherwise teriffic  KDE 4 design suffers from above-average
eyesight and that is killing usability. There exists a usability group
but often their suggestions are answered with "use a different theme,
the default theme is not an accessibility theme". I argue that the
default theme should definitely not be an accessibility theme,
however, that does not mean that accessibility can be completely
ignored. A minimum assessibility standard should be established for
the default theme, even if accessibility themes are available.

Dotan Cohen

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