Created attachment 61624 [details]
Writer screenshot: new rulers look like disabled
The new rulers (implemented with commit: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=778d80bc2c37e4549daff2cc1f74f8665235407b, cf. mail on design list: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/design/msg04151.html) are nice, thank you! You are right, simplicity is beautiful.
However, at least on MacOS X (10.6.8 in my case) there is a problem: the new rulers always look like disabled. When I first opened a document and selected some text to test the new rulers, I was really irritated: I thought that the rulers were disabled and did not work. I soon recognized that they work as expected, but it is still irritating ...
I will attach a screenshot which shows the new rulers in action. Some text in the main text area is selected (and no dialog window is open), so the rulers are active (you can change margins, tabulators, etc.), but their look still suggests (at least to me) that they don't work.
Sorry, an addendum:
The screenshot was created with LOdev version 3.6.0alpha0+ (Build ID: e3bc45b; installation file: master~2012-05-13_00.05.49_LibO-Dev_3.6.0alpha0_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg), on MacOS X 10.6.8 with German UI. All LibreOffice UI colors are set to default values.
Could someone please test on Windows / Linux to verify if the rulers look right on other platforms?
It's the same with the rulers in Impress; therefore changed Component field to 'UI'. Will attach an Impress screenshot.
Created attachment 61668 [details]
Impress screenshot: new rulers look like disabled
Created attachment 61807 [details]
Writer screenshot (Master build 2012-05-18): page border/shadow looks better, but rulers still the same
Created attachment 61808 [details]
Writer screenshot: this is how the same document looks in LibO 18.104.22.168
But what is wrong with the new look? It's just that everything in the new rulers is grey, and not only grey, but only bright and medium grey colors. But using light and medium grey only suggests 'disabled' to me, and probably not only to me, but to many (MacOS X) users.
This seems to be a special MacOS-iusse, because on some screenshots of the new rulers on other platforms, e.g.
the rulers do not have this 'disabled' look: the scale numbers are still black or dark grey.
Jan Holesovsky committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
fdo#49914, rulers: DarkShadow color is supposed to be dark (even on Mac).
VERIFIED FIXED: In LOdev version 3.6.0alpha0+ (Build ID: 2398b9c, date: 2012-05-24), the rulers now look 'enabled' again.
I will attach two screenshots confirming this (and which may be useful for comparison, too).
Thank you very much!
Created attachment 62061 [details]
Writer screenshot: new rulers look enabled again in Master build 2012-05-24
Created attachment 62062 [details]
Impress screenshot: new rulers look enabled again in Master build 2012-05-24
Hi Roman, I've included two of your Writer comparison screenshots in the release notes page in the wiki <https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/3.6#GUI>, hope you don't mind ;-)
(In reply to comment #11)
> Hi Roman, I've included two of your Writer comparison screenshots in the
> release notes page in the wiki
> <https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/3.6#GUI>, hope you don't mind
All right -- thank you!
This bug has returned:
while in LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 it was fixed (I checked again), it is again in LibreOffice 126.96.36.199; the rulers look again like disabled. I will attach a screenshot showing the current state of affairs.
Created attachment 68070 [details]
Screenshot showing LibreOffice Writer 188.8.131.52 on Mac OS X 10.6.8
The screenshot shows LibreOffice Writer 184.108.40.206 on Mac OS X 10.6.8; please note that the bug has returned, the rulers look again like on attachment 61624 [details].
The bug was probably re-introduced when someone tried to fix bug 50610? The latter, which was probably a regression introduced by the fix for this (present) bug, commit 422647493b33e397bcc19031ee13693ecaa65ba8, seems to be gone.
I'm not sure what the problem is here. Is it the light grey? Attaching a screenshot, of what I see in LO 4.3.1RC1 which looks good to my eyes. OSX 10.9.4.
I light the light grey. Let's me focus more on the sheet I'm working on.
Maybe it's just adjusting to this change that is a little odd at first. But I'm rather sure, new users will like the view and since they do not adapt will not find it disturbing at all.
Created attachment 104725 [details]
LO4.3.1RC1, rulers, looking good to me