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SV: Re: Text status / Propery status and colors

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: 2007-05-02 13:07:04 CEST

>> Recently I had a working copy with quite a few changes. Some files
had
>> only text changes, some had propery changes and some had both.
>> However, as each unchanged status is displayed with the text "normal"
in
>> the same color as the "modified", it makes it quite hard to see what
>> files that has what kind of changes.
>> I would propose to change the color of "normal" in those dialogues to

>> (light) gray.
> There's a checkbox below the file list where you can hide the 'normal'
> entries completely.

Yes, but only for files that are completely unmodified. In this case I
have files like this:

File Text status Property status
-----------------------------------------
File1.cpp normal modified
Image1.png modified normal
File1.h modified modified

...and so on.

The small difference makes quick "scanning" of the list difficult.

> The problem with 'gray' or any other color is that we would have to
make
> it configurable - some users have really strange color schemes because

> of eye problems.

I tend to overlook that all the time, don't I?

Two possible solutions:
1.) Use the color that is used for files that are entirely normal (black
that is) for the word "normal".
2.) Create a configurable color for "normal" (both complete files and
the word), and let it default to some darker gray shade. I think this
would provide improved readability for the commit and check for
modification dialogues.

Hans-Emil

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