Re: [Usability] My take on Nautilus must-fix proposal

On 25Oct2001 10:50PM (-0700), George wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 04:03:58PM -0700, Adam Elman wrote:
> > 2) Fix Nautilus' behavior of having light-colored text on a 
> > light-colored background if a light-colored theme is selected. 
> > Maciej suggested that this is a heuristic that needs tuning, and I 
> > think that's reasonable.  I do not think that Brian's suggestion of 
> > allowing the user to directly customize the text color is necessarily 
> > the right solution; I think it'd be much better for Nautilus simply 
> > to Do The Right Thing (tm).
> I think I've suggested this before a long time ago (but never felt compelled
> enough to even try and implement it :).  If you print white and black fonts
> offset by one or two pixels in the x and y direction you will get a shadow
> effect which will make it more readable even if nautilus doesn't pick the
> right color. 

That might be a good idea, but Darin fixed the heuristic recently so
this problem is mostly solved (a few of the people who raised the
issue said it was much better).

> I like to have light backgrounds which do have some dark spots,
> currently nautilus will make the icon text white making it completely
> unusable (the desktop).  The heurestic needs to be based on the area of the
> icon only, not of the entire desktop.

That's true. Darin is taking patches. :-)

 - Maciej

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