Enhancing the colour schemes [was: Re: sane defaults (security icons)]
ojschmidt at kde.org
Mon Jan 17 10:14:06 GMT 2005
[Max Howell, Montag, 17. January 2005 05:34]
> It is of course important to make this work with all colour schemes,
> but this can be done with a fairly simple contrast check. You can quite
> easily modify the text colour slightly to make it visible.
No, this would not solve the problem. Some people use white text on dark
backgrounds for a reason: For people with a light allergy, KDE becomes
unusable if it is not possible to force white text on dark background,
because large bright areas hurt their eyes, and text within these areas
is not readable for them.
KDE already has too many hardcoded colours: Almost all key KDE
applications (Kontact, Kate, Konversation, KSirc, kdm, the kicker clock,
now even Konqueror) use their own colours by default, and most don't even
have an option to use the KDE system colours instead. Please let us not
make this problem greater with every version of KDE, when we should
instead be removing hardcoded colours from KDE.
I hope that for Qt 4.0 and KDE 4.0, we can change the colour schemes to
include all colours that are needed within applications, so that we can
remove most custom colour settings from applications.
For example we could add the following to the colour schemes:
"colour for warning text"
"alternative text colour 1" to "alternative text colour 4" (can be used by
default in KMail, Kate, Konversation and KSirc)
It would probably make most sense to have this change already in Qt 4, but
we can of course also do this in KDE otherwise.
KDE Accessibility Project
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