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Bug 233959 - [Dark Theme][dark nimbus] Unreadable "text-like" icons
Summary: [Dark Theme][dark nimbus] Unreadable "text-like" icons
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System (show other bugs)
Version: 7.3
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Stanislav Aubrecht
Keywords: NO74
Depends on:
Blocks: 231742 233881 233885
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Reported: 2013-08-05 14:24 UTC by Jan Peska
Modified: 2013-12-07 04:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Jan Peska 2013-08-05 14:24:39 UTC
There are several "text-like" icons in the IDE (e.g. an image of a letter) which are almost unreadable. After a discussion with Petr Somol we propose following solution:

Create a whitelist of specific "text-like" icons which are hard to read and apply "dark metal inverting" algorithm on them.
Comment 1 Jan Peska 2013-08-05 14:25:29 UTC
Assigning to Standa since he will be most likely the one who will implement it.
Comment 2 Marian Mirilovic 2013-08-23 13:53:14 UTC
Dark themes were moved to the NetBeans Update Center for NB 7.4
Comment 3 Stanislav Aubrecht 2013-12-06 15:41:47 UTC
core-main 6b7b7ab4e926

If an image doesn't fit in a dark color schema there's an option provide an alternate image with <original name>_dark.<original ext> file name. When the IDE is running under a dark look and feel the ImageUtilities will load it instead of the default one.
Comment 4 Quality Engineering 2013-12-07 04:24:40 UTC
Integrated into 'main-silver', will be available in build *201312070002* on (upload may still be in progress)

User: S. Aubrecht <>
Log: #233959 - allow special icons and images for dark look and feels