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Bug 17323 - I/O component should use a different color when it allows input versus when it does not.
Summary: I/O component should use a different color when it allows input versus when i...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: cnd
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Terminalemulator (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: ivan
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Reported: 2001-11-06 02:39 UTC by David-john Burrowes
Modified: 2008-10-22 09:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description David-john Burrowes 2001-11-06 02:39:42 UTC
At the moment, the I/O window/view (which gets created when something is executed) has the same appearance (grey background) in all 
I think it would be preferable if it used a white background when input was allowed, and a grey when input was not allowed.
(it would be even nicer if it could somehow distinguish when it was associated with a process which was still executing, versus one that had terminated)
Comment 1 Jan Chalupa 2001-11-27 11:50:28 UTC
Target milestone -> 3.3.1.
Comment 2 Jan Chalupa 2001-11-27 11:53:55 UTC
Target milestone -> 3.3.1.
Comment 3 Jan Chalupa 2002-01-11 14:03:24 UTC
Target milestone -> 3.4
Comment 4 Jan Chalupa 2002-01-11 14:07:30 UTC
Target milestone -> 3.4
Comment 5 Jan Chalupa 2002-01-11 14:08:36 UTC
Target milestone -> 3.4
Comment 6 Jan Chalupa 2002-01-11 14:11:26 UTC
Target milestone -> 3.4
Comment 7 Marek Grummich 2002-07-22 08:45:18 UTC
Target milestone was changed from '3.4' to TBD.
Comment 8 Marek Grummich 2002-07-22 09:18:29 UTC
Target milestone was changed from '3.4' to TBD.
Comment 9 Marian Mirilovic 2002-07-23 13:06:47 UTC
UI team please propose solution, and reassigne back, thanks in
Comment 10 Bruce Lee 2002-07-26 16:38:49 UTC
I've talked to David-John and Dirk, and here is what window with that
allows input should do:

BG should be white.

Flashing caret(cursor) should indicate position where input is to be
made. Can be either Block or flashing underline cursor.

Mouse cursor should change to i-beam cursor.

Windows without input allowed:

No caret. (No block or underline cursor)

Mouse cursor should stay as it is (arrow cursor)

BG should be gray.

For highlight colors, see issue 17314.

NOTE: I realize that we are in Beta 3 release. If all this isn't
possible, change bg to white and put other items on list for next release.
Comment 11 Marian Mirilovic 2006-09-25 10:50:26 UTC
The core team has not been responsible for terminal emulator for long time, so
reassigne all opened issues to responsible person.
Comment 12 ivan 2008-10-22 09:54:25 UTC
There are somewhat distinct use cases for Term, as a standard
interactive termulator or a readonly output device with hyperlinks.
For example ActiveTerm by default turns the cursor off.

Maybe there's nothing to be done here as BG color setting is up to the
client. Will review later.