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Bug 351866 - Add soft background color behind Control Center's headers
Add soft background color behind Control Center's headers
Product: gnome-control-center
Classification: Core
Component: shell
Other All
: Normal minor
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Assigned To: Control-Center Maintainers
Control-Center Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-08-18 01:00 UTC by Eugenia Loli-Queru
Modified: 2012-05-02 11:08 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.15/2.16

The default look (75.92 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-08-18 01:01 UTC, Eugenia Loli-Queru
The suggested look (92.86 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-08-18 01:01 UTC, Eugenia Loli-Queru
The suggested look No2 - Please look at THIS instead of the first one (85.92 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-08-18 01:03 UTC, Eugenia Loli-Queru

Description Eugenia Loli-Queru 2006-08-18 01:00:39 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.

Other information:
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.
Comment 1 Eugenia Loli-Queru 2006-08-18 01:01:13 UTC
Created attachment 71120 [details]
The default look
Comment 2 Eugenia Loli-Queru 2006-08-18 01:01:40 UTC
Created attachment 71121 [details]
The suggested look
Comment 3 Eugenia Loli-Queru 2006-08-18 01:03:59 UTC
Created attachment 71122 [details]
The suggested look No2 - Please look at THIS instead of the first one
Comment 4 Eugenia Loli-Queru 2006-10-28 19:10:27 UTC
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.
Comment 5 Jens Granseuer 2007-02-05 20:41:00 UTC
Moving over to gnome-main-menu which is handling this stuff now...
Comment 6 Eugenia Loli-Queru 2007-02-20 19:13:07 UTC
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.
Comment 7 Eugenia Loli-Queru 2007-09-21 08:33:36 UTC
Months have come and go and no one worked on this simple thing that adds so much usability with so little effort?
Comment 8 Derek Buranen 2008-07-05 23:25:37 UTC
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.

Comment 9 Eugenia Loli-Queru 2008-07-06 00:04:36 UTC
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.
Comment 10 Vincent Povirk 2010-07-05 15:06:22 UTC
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.
Comment 11 Bastien Nocera 2010-09-29 13:48:29 UTC
This would need to be changed in the GtkFrame sub-class we use for the new headings.
Comment 12 Robert Roth 2011-10-28 21:26:44 UTC
Is this still required for the new control center? We still have the sections, however the number of sections has been reduced significantly.
Comment 13 Bastien Nocera 2012-05-02 11:08:28 UTC
This should be fixed now indeed.