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o me its is easier to good color palette and it's works in every UI element
same way.

2011/3/5 Christoph Noack <>

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

To me it is easier to make good color palette with constant UI.

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 :-)

Thats other issue and I think that there should be to add empty caps.

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
     * ...

We need better way to handle multiple color palette.
Probably something like there:

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.

I hope that showing in too rows is not so big problem if they don't mix with
other colors... then 8x12 is better option.

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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