Issue 7512 - Selection colour
Summary: Selection colour
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P4 Trivial with 64 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: rfe_eval_ok
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Reported: 2002-09-05 10:50 UTC by gawron
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description gawron 2002-09-05 10:50:01 UTC
I don't think that it is possible currently to change the selection color - in 
all openoffice components selected objects (text, spreadsheet cells etc.) are 
always indicated in reverse colours. Maybe it would be nice to make this 
customizable with several modes (reverse, translucent - like in Excel XP and 
KSpread, solid colour etc.). This would be especially useful for Calc - having 
the translucent selection really helps when one edits complex spreadsheet (esp. 
including conditionally coloured cells etc.) and needs to make a lot of cut and 
paste operations. But it could be nice also in Writer...
Comment 1 eric.savary 2003-04-19 22:47:58 UTC
ES->CJ: I think we could add that to the "Appearance" dialog for 
accessibility reasons.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-04-19 22:48:37 UTC
Reassigned to CJ
Comment 3 christian.jansen 2003-06-02 07:47:48 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2003-10-24 11:56:18 UTC
Thank you for reporting this issue. It is considered for 'Office later'.
Comment 5 syzygy 2007-02-20 15:08:52 UTC
It Much is bad seen
Comment 6 kpalagin 2007-07-10 14:34:35 UTC
Dear Bettina,
what is your view of this issue? Can you target it for 2.4 or 2.x?

Thanks a lot for your reponse.
K. Palagin.
Comment 8 niklas.nebel 2008-02-13 19:33:37 UTC
Calc cell selection is changed with issue 86069 (no change to text selection for
now, and no configuration).
Comment 9 c55inator 2009-11-25 18:49:06 UTC
I think that inverse should be an option, but not enabled by default.  I feel that this is a situation where 
not only are we leaving "Eye-Candy" in, but we are doing so without benefitting the user experience.

I think we should have it OpenOffice Blue/translucent blue by default, and, as was said earlier, have a 
preference in which the user could select between "Solid Color (With variable transparency as an 
option)", "Inverse", and "Gradient".

In particular, having a gradient from two shades of blue would be very charming.  If you don't think 
that gradients look good as a selection, look at OS X's lightbox highlighting for "find" terms.  When you 
"Find" something in a text document, it highlights it with a yellow gradient.  I think that a similar 
gradient, in light blue, would be very welcome.  

In conclusion, I think that there should be options, and inverse should not be the default.
Comment 10 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:10:57 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".