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Re: [kde] KDE4 digital clock font color




Duncan írta:
>Istvan Gabor posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:09:38 +0100 as excerpted:
>
>> huw írta:
>>>On Thursday 12 Nov 2015 22:55:22 Istvan Gabor wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> My question applies to KDE 4.11.5 (openSUSE 13.1).
>>>> I would like to change digital clock color font from gray to black.
>>>> Digital clock setting offers a "Custom font color" option which I set
>>>> to black (000000), but the setting is not applied to the font color,
>>>> it remains the same gray. How can I change the color of clock font?
>>>> 
>>>It works just fine here, on KDE 4.14.2 Linux Mint.  Are you also ticking
>>>the checkbox where it says "custom font colour"?  I just tested this,
>>>and it seems the colour you select has no effect unless you also tick
>>>the box.
>> 
>> Sorry for the late answer. I had to look into this. The color of the
>> clock font changes but not the the value it is set to. For example if I
>> set the font color to absolute black r/g/b=0/0/0 values the font color
>> will be 72/72/72, not absolute black but dark gray. If I set the font
>> color to blue r/g/b=0/0/255 the font color will be 71/71/253, lighter
>> blue. I took screenshots of the clock and determined the font color by
>> using GIMP color picker.
>> 
>> Is there a way to fix this?

Duncan, thanks for your answer.

>That sounds like the color is being modified by your theme.  Without 
>looking into the specifics of this case further, I can say that kde's 
>color management isn't always intuitive, as often the colors set are 
>modified by some other color or transparency setting in the color theme.  
>Also, note that there's two (almost) entirely independent color themes at 
>work in kde, the plasma color/theme (which I'd guess is at work here, 
>assuming you mean the digital clock plasmoid), which applies to panels 
>and desktop activities and the plasmoids/widgets contained within them, 
>and the general kde color settings, which apply to the windows of various 
>kde, etc, apps that appear on top of the desktop.

I also think that the theme modifies the font color of the clock. I also think it should not do it.
How can you predict the result if it depends on two different things set up differently/separatley.. This is a bad design.

I looked into how to change panel color, transparency, opacity etc. and it seems you have to change a panel-backgrund.svgz file. It is not obvious how to edit this file, and I could not find any description on the structure of the file or how to modify or write one. I would appreciate if you could point me to a manual, tutorial.

Once KDE was about customizability. Taking away the option for easy setup of the panel is against KDE principles. Showing gray fonts on somewhat lighter gray background is counterproductive.

Thanks,

suseuser04

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