Standard border theme "unusable" in Kubuntu 10.04

Tomas Gustavsson tomplast at
Mon Jan 18 12:32:01 GMT 2010

So they basically ignore usability in this matter? I have field a bug report
anyways, . Maybe we could adapt
the Oxygen theme ourselfs for Kubuntu? My eyesight isn't bad but still I
have problems to see if the window is active or not, and I know many people
with not so good eyesight which will get problems if they use the Oxygen

2010/1/18 Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at>

> 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.
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