[ubuntu-art] using a dark theme
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Fri Nov 16 02:11:18 GMT 2007
Just a note: I think we should probably be filing upstream bugs about
apps that don't work properly with dark themes (providing new
art/solutions, if we can... we are an art team - after all!)
While it is unlikely to result in a fix soon, it might mean that a
year or so down the track a user wanting to have a dark theme doesn't
have nearly as many barriers to contend with :)
So, I agree - we probably can't have a dark theme this time around and
also have the level of polish an LTS release needs.
On Nov 16, 2007 1:33 AM, Tiago Souza <souzamusic at gmail.com> wrote:
> Another problem: try to play Mines with a dark theme. It's nearly impossible...
> On Nov 15, 2007 5:59 PM, tonic <ghatanothoa at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I often wish we could have two colourings for controls. One dark one for
> > controls out of focus and light colours for the active window. There is
> > a compiz plugin can fake this but actual correct colouring would be
> > better.
> > For example using the ADD Helper plugin I currently have non-focused
> > windows darkened 10%, and de-saturated 50%.
> > tonic
> > On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 14:28 -0600, Matthew Nuzum wrote:
> > > I've been experimenting with using dark themes. I've tried the Ubuntu
> > > Studio theme, which looks very shiny, and I've tried a customized
> > > theme which looks like this:
> > > http://code.bearfruit.org/~matt/MattsDesktop.jpg I used my customized
> > > theme for two weeks, I've been using Ubuntu Studio for about two
> > > hours.
> > >
> > > Number one problem with the two themes I've used is the lack of
> > > contrast in icons, and especially text.
> > >
> > > Number two problem is that a lot of contrast between the window (white
> > > web pages, etc) and the chrome around the window or on adjacent
> > > windows makes it difficult to re-focus your eyes when switching tasks
> > > or applications.
> > >
> > > Number three problem is that some programs make poor assumptions about
> > > the background colors of some of the widgets. For example, the url
> > > drop-down list in firefox or the auto-complete dropdowns that show up
> > > below firefox's form fields. These appear to be black text on
> > > dark-dark grey and are nearly unreadable.
> > >
> > > These things will need to be addressed with care.
> > >
> > > That being said:
> > > * The transparency of inactive windows in the ubuntu studio theme is
> > > beautiful. I'm personally getting tired of glossyness, but the ubuntu
> > > studio theme's dark gloss could support transparency even on the
> > > active window.
> > > * The Orange and grey theme I've been using has turned a lot of
> > > heads. Like the Apple doc, it's long-term usability is questionable
> > > (since the lighter grey affords less contrast) but it sure does
> > > attract eyeballs.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Matthew Nuzum
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