Issue 98011 - [Notes2] Notes are unreadable if you use a light font
Summary: [Notes2] Notes are unreadable if you use a light font
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
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Reported: 2009-01-13 00:10 UTC by logicaldash
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Text that's hard to read on a yellow background. (19.24 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-13 01:19 UTC, logicaldash
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Description logicaldash 2009-01-13 00:10:55 UTC
I use the GNOME theme Cillop-Midnite. It uses dark backgrounds and light text.
The main view of OOo3 uses these settings correctly. The new notes, on the other
hand, have their background colors set automatically. Light-colored text is not
readable on these backgrounds.

I would like to have an option to have the note color appear as the *outline* of
the note, rather than the background. Failing that, being able to arbitrarily
set the background colors of the notes would also fix this issue.
Comment 1 eric.savary 2009-01-13 01:04:53 UTC
Well these days, I noticed a lot of people using a dark background on Gnome.
Why? Is that for accessibility reasons or because "it looks good"?

Nevertheless, please add a screenshot.

We have already done a lot of research for the "normal" use:

And I don't think we can catch every widget, theme or color scheme.
I also don't think we need to add "yet another option" for an individual setting
of the users' color.

But please, provide a screenshot.
Comment 2 logicaldash 2009-01-13 01:19:09 UTC
Created attachment 59336 [details]
Text that's hard to read on a yellow background.
Comment 3 logicaldash 2009-01-13 01:19:49 UTC
Another option is to force the notes to always use black text regardless of the
current settings. That would be ugly, but readable.
Comment 4 logicaldash 2009-01-13 01:21:14 UTC
As to why I use a dark theme, it's because I often use my computer in an
otherwise dark room. If the screen is bright white, it makes my eyes hurt.
Comment 5 eric.savary 2009-01-13 01:34:09 UTC
Well, the problem is:
- have you an eye disability? So you use a high contrast theme
- do you think it looks good? So you have to live with what the theme forces.
"light" looks good but doesn't suite to every backgrounds.

I just wanted to write "WONTFIX" but indeed you (or I) may like to work with,
let's say 255 255 158 font color (exactly the default note background). So there
is nothing to see in the note while you have no special eye problem.

So, yes, this makes sense to have a "Set color for this user" or whatever.

But understand that it is a very special case we won't deal with for a while...
Comment 6 logicaldash 2009-01-13 02:33:52 UTC
Okay, then... what about just forcing all the notes to use a black font?
Comment 7 max.odendahl 2009-01-13 07:47:20 UTC
mod->logicaldash: was the color of the note text choosen automatically or set
manually by yourself inside the note?

If this was done automatically by using the theme font color, you can set it
manually to black again.

We are looking into using styles inside notes as well to make this more convinient.
Comment 8 hennerdrewes 2009-01-13 11:28:10 UTC
@es, @logicaldash: If the notes background color is set by OOo, the notes text
color should not be system or theme dependent. It should be always a dark color. 
And IMHO this wouldn't be ugly at all. 

In any case, this would be the logically correct approach. 

And it should be a very small fix.
Comment 9 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:47:20 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 1000 days.