GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 351866
Add soft background color behind Control Center's headers
Last modified: 2012-05-02 11:08:28 UTC
Please look below for the attachments on before and after. While the screenshot is from SuSE's desktop, my usability request applies for the existing Gnome control center as well.
Please consider adding a soft grey color behind the headers, because it makes it much easier to the eyes and brain to quickly identify what is what and where.
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The default look
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The suggested look
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The suggested look No2 - Please look at THIS instead of the first one
Is anyone is working on this for SuSE 10.2 or the new Novell Linux version? It's being months since this was filed and it seems like an easy change, but the latest SuSE beta does not have this fix in it.
Moving over to gnome-main-menu which is handling this stuff now...
ok, is anyone working on this so it can be done before the release of gnome 2.18? A background banner will help the visual usability of the app.
Months have come and go and no one worked on this simple thing that adds so much usability with so little effort?
First off, I agree with you completely that this would be a great visual improvement.
I'm not a developer who can implement this, but I was thinking about something that would help a coder.
Where does that color should come from? Clearly it should tie into one's gtk theme somehow. We'd hate to have one arbitrary color. That would not hold its look across different themes.
The question is, what other gtk element's color should be used? I don't think we want to create a new setting for themers. If it had its own setting, then we'd have to rework all themes for this new element.
I don't think it's a theme problem. It's just how you construct the actual window, or you can create an element that can have a bg color. It doesn't have to be a new theme, just a clever interface design.
One possibility would be to change the header text color to the default (which is a good idea from the illustrations that hasn't been mentioned in the bug comments) and use, say, a 19:1 blend of background color and text color as the header background.
This would need to be changed in the GtkFrame sub-class we use for the new headings.
Is this still required for the new control center? We still have the sections, however the number of sections has been reduced significantly.
This should be fixed now indeed.