Bug 112541 - Default color for shapes
Summary: Default color for shapes
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 116759 123191 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Shapes
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Reported: 2017-09-21 08:21 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2019-08-30 05:45 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Heiko Tietze 2017-09-21 08:21:27 UTC
The default color for drawing objects is #729fcf (pale blue), not easy to set back after changed into something else. The suggestion is to use a named color from the standard palette - and ideally to make it configurable via Tools > Options > Colors.
Comment 1 andreas_k 2017-09-21 08:24:07 UTC
+1 in addition link the color with the color plate.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2017-09-26 14:47:24 UTC
Seems there are a lot of places for this color (n=257). 

Closest color from the new standard is Light Blue 3, #7da7d8 but why not go with the LibreOffice typical green and use Light Lime 3?
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2018-01-03 08:15:41 UTC
Suggestion on the mailing list to switch from blue to green received positive resonance (it should be a color from the standard palette rather than a branding color to not always switch back and forth)

Shape color is defined in include/svx/xdef.hxx as #define COL_DEFAULT_SHAPE_FILLING 0x729fcf. Unfortunately, the hard-coded color value is spread over the source code in particular at the unit tests. Decision in ESC was to to separate default on filter from default in UI. 
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2018-04-10 09:33:00 UTC
*** Bug 116759 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-04-11 02:57:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2019-05-03 09:10:35 UTC
*** Bug 123191 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***