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Hi Hillar,

just a quick reply ... without that much thought ;-)

Am Samstag, den 05.03.2011, 12:16 +0200 schrieb Hillar Liiv:
Here is one bug report to change "Color palette: number of columns"
everywhere constant (same number colums/row to make creating palettes

Which way to go?

- change to 8x12
- change to 10x11

To ask another question: What problem will be solved with that change?

In the first step, consistency is usually an improvement, so that our
users are not forced to re-think when using an almost identical control
element (color palette). But does it ease to create / provide color

Color palettes are created for different purposes, e.g. because the
company colors are A, B, and C. So - from the user's / company's
perspective - these guys won't add additional colors to fill the palette
because one of their tools (amongst others) works that way :-)

So my first statement is, that there is a need to reconsider the color
choosers anyway. Because:
      * We have additional vertical color selections (list with color
        names, e.g. when selecting a background color via toolbar)
      * Changing palettes / colors is currently a nightmare
      * ...

Concerning your initial question - I would go for 8x12 if we don't cause
scrollbars within the usual dialogs when a few additional colors are
added. My rationale: In the old days of EGA graphics, there have been
color pallets with 16 colors (or advanced: 64 colors). Even today, many
of the color palettes start with these basic colors - so they get shown
in two rows which makes them distinct in the dialog.

Bug report is here:

Thanks! Could you please take care to sum up the discussion (if there
are any more thoughts on that) and add this to the issue?


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