Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||New default Application Background colour|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 3.0 Beta|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description msandersen 2008-05-16 18:06:10 UTC
This applies to all the other components as well. For OOo3, we need to get rid of some of the grey. It's so Windows 95-ish. It may be a bit of Office Envy, but especially now I'm on Vista and moved to Office 2007, I'm sick of grey everywhere. I propose a default Application Background called Steel Blue: Something like Hue:210 Saturation: 40 Brightness: 85 (RGB 128 171 214)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-05-17 09:33:49 UTC
Reassigned to FL. I do not which person of the UX is the contact for such things... please reassign, thanks ;-)
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-17 19:25:44 UTC
I believe the Mac Aqua port went to some effort to set a custom blue for the App colors. See: Issue 61174 (may not be relevant).
Comment 3 msandersen 2008-05-19 15:23:30 UTC
Hopefully it won't be as drastic as that issue, as they wanted to changed the whole User Interface colourscheme. Currently in Writer users can set a different Application Background colour in Options->Appearance, so presumably it should be as simple as changing the default colour. As the developers are well aware, they have to update the look of OOo to remain competitive with MS Office on modern hardware with big(ger) screens, even if they don't implement an interface change as drastic as that. This is just a very minor thing they can do, not even touching on a UI revamp. I use Large Icons as a small measure to make it look nicer and less dated.