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Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:01 am

A picture is worth a 1000 words; LC 4.5 on the left, LC 6.0.2 on the right:

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:13 am

I know which I prefer.

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:32 pm

For anyone having the feeling this was a Linux-only problem here is a picture from Macintosh:

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by Dixie » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:40 pm

Richmond...

I think you're 'whistling Dixie'... I like the change...and it shows the difference between the 5 & 6 versions...

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:45 pm

And the same again for Windows 7:

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:50 pm

Well I could be "whistling Dixie" even if only for the reason than Abraham Lincoln reneged on States' Rights,
and however distasteful slavery is, the Confederacy, in their desire to separate from the United States were
sticking to the Declaration of Independence; while Lincoln was trampling all over it.

HOWEVER . . .

As Runtime Revolution claim that with the OSS version they are 'open' it behooves them to listen to this sort of complaint.

AND . . .

From a cognitive point of view, coloured icons are more easily distinguished.

Of course, the best situation, would be that there would be a choice in the IDE preferences:

You get your Abraham Lincoln and I get my Jefferson Davis!!!

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:50 pm

Further to the Application Browser's monochromicity, there is a problem with the Preferences palettes (on Linux at least)
where text that is selected is always selected in BLACK, while earlier versions of Livecode picked up the system's
settings for selecting text: here we are again: LC 4.5 on the left, LC 6.0.2 on the right:

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:02 pm

And so it goes on:
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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by jacque » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:17 am

Selections in both the properties palette and in card fields are normal on my Mac. (This time I checked twice.) What is the hilitecolor of your stack set to? How about "the hilitecolor of stack home"? Maybe the Linux home stack shipped with a black hilite color?
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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:55 am

put the hilitecolor of stack home

put the hilitecolor of stack "home"

get a null result

setting the hilitecolor of a stack is easy enough

and

set the hilitecolor of stack "home" to "blue"
results in the pref palette selection going purple

the hilitecolor reverts on quit and restart to black.

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:58 pm

Hey, here's a bit of fun:

set the hiliteColor of stack "Home" to "red"

results in the photographic opposite of RED; a sort of olive-green.

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by mwieder » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:47 pm

Nope. The highlighting colors show up properly on linux here. Both LC 6.0.1 and 6.0.2-rc1.

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:38 pm

Here you are; the hack stack to change your App-Browser icons from monochrome gloom
to nauseating colour (and back again when you've had enough.
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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by mwieder » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:45 am

That's very nice, but it's a bit disconcerting if you have the Application Browser open and all the App Browser icons disappear.
Reloading the App Browser shows color icons properly.
And IMO it makes a *big* difference.
Thanks for this.

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Re: Return Colour to the Application Browser

Post by richmond62 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:39 pm

So I typed this into my Message Box:

set the hiliteColor of stack Home" to 117,63,61
save stack "Home"

then Quit Livecode and Restarted it,

at which point selected items appeared in something that could perhaps be described as "upset stomach brown"

which is very odd indeed when 117,63,61 is a fairly groovy shade of green.

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