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RE: [TSVN] Can't read black on black in Tortoise message boxes!

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2005-08-01 11:09:03 CEST

Mihaly Zsadanyi wrote:
> Hi Stefan


> I've noticed other requests made regarding high contrast
> color schemes. I know you guys are volunteers, and I
> thank you for all the good work you do to make TortoiseSVN
> the great product that it is, but I really live in hope
> that one day a version will come out that will be more usable
> for people like me with visual disabilities.

Just my 0.02€ fot this thread. I remember that discussion about "crazy
colour" settings from a while ago and could/should have jumped in at that

I have worked at a company that produces electronic aids for visually
impaired and blind people (Largeprint, speech output, braille displays,
electronic magnifiers) for almost six years and I - naturally - had a dozen
low vision colleagues. You can't imagine what "crazy" screen colour settings
visually impaired people use. Colours that hurt your eyes or mine are "high
contrast" to them.

This might even change during the day, as the eyes get tired or the ambient
lighting changes. Yellow on blue in the morning looks nice to you and me as
well, but it might equally become red on pink in the afternoon with the
magnification set so high, that you can only see 10x4 characters on a 20"
monitor. And even then the nose is only 10 cm away from the screen while

I know only a fraction of the TSVN users are affected by this problem, but
Stefan, if you find an easy solution to get rid of hardcoded colours, just
do it.

BTW, the "Dialogs" sheet on the settings page is quite full anyway, How
about adding some more pages:

TSVN Settings
- General
- Display
-- Icons
-- Icon Set
- Dialogs
-- Log Messages
-- Progress (this page should allow to configure the colours in the progress
-- Commit
-- Check for Modif
-- Merge
- Network
- Exteral Programs
-- Diff
-- Merge
-- Viewer

- Lübbe

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