Re: selected item in TreeView

On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Tim Janik wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Alex Larsson wrote:
> > On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Tim Janik wrote:
> > 
> > > hi jrb,
> > > 
> > > did you recently change the color of the selected item
> > > from blue to gray for the treeview? this is mildly confusing
> > > to say the least, as it makes the widget look insensitive.
> > > for gtk the standard color for selected items is blue,
> > > so what's the point in this change?
> > 
> > It's only supposed to do that for unfocused widgets.
> > It's for consistancy with my patch that makes unfocused selections in text 
> > widgets be gray.
> gray definitely is not a good color for that, in UIs where
> text widgets or tree views are not focussable (e.g.
> if a text view is just used for viewing, not editing, or
> a treeview is used to select notebook pages), these widgets
> always look insensitive, even if you click on them.
> and it kinda defeats conveying the message that you can click
> on them in the first place.
> something else needs to be done here, e.g. using a lighter blue
> or somesuch.

Well. It uses widget->style->bg_gc [GTK_STATE_ACTIVE] and 
widget->style->fg_gc [GTK_STATE_ACTIVE]. The exact default color can 
(and should) be tweaked of course.

/ Alex

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