Mocups of focus hints for panes

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Tue Nov 28 17:09:13 GMT 2006

Jaroslaw Staniek wrote:
> Matthew Woehlke said the following, On 2006-11-28 01:26:
>>> PS: Of course the focus color is blue for by default, substitute it 
>>> with anything that will be the default in KDE4 [snip]
>> Please stop thinking about it as "blue". If you ever use "blue", or 
>> anything *except* the highlight color I have chosen[*], I will be 
>> upset. :-)
> Read the whole message  from me or nothing :) I explicitly mentioned 
> QPalette::Highlight so note that I talked about blue is only to make my 
> statements more clear to usability people.

I did, so I apologize for beating you over the head... just so long as 
it sticks! ;-) As you may have noticed people ignoring users' color 
schemes is a bit of a pet peeve (since I tend toward colors that usually 
cause problems when people do this :-)).

> BTW, "your" style on focus.png does not look accessible (at least no moe 
> acessible than CDE style) - it has still only one pixel thick and very 
> dark rectangle used - instead of a good contrasting highlight color.

Yes, I did eventually realize what you were talking about here. I could 
do a mock-up (or heck, maybe The Real Thing) of a better version if you 
are interested. Are you? :-) Anything *I* would do would be done in 
code, so any screenshots I would produce as a result would be The Real 
Thing, rather than mock-ups made with image editors.

Caution: keep out of reach of adults.

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