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Am Freitag, den 15.07.2011, 20:10 +0100 schrieb Michael Meeks:
Hi Alex,

On Thu, 2011-07-14 at 22:34 +0100, Alex B wrote:
I'd realy love to see a darker application background in Writer. As you know,
the appearance of LibreOffice depends on the used GTK Theme. Because most GTK
Themes are light and bright, the contrast between the application background
and the document is to low (especially on monitors with low contrast) [1].

      So - there are several things we could do here, to try to improve
things here; first - I got annoyed with the UI showing a white color as
the 'auto' color, so I updated the widget to show the (actual) Automatic
color in the combo preview - that improves the look.

Great! Thanks!!!

      I would certainly be up for tweaking some of those colors to darken
them; we prolly want to assign 'SetWorkspaceColor' to a temporary and

      if (col.IsDark())

      Or something equivalent; of course, these kind of tweaks are really not
-that- wonderful ;-)

True - in the first step, we should follow the OS preference - so all
programs on the user's computer behave the same way. If there is a need
to tweak it, then we should only change "little" (e.g. because we want
to use gradients but plain colors), or let the user chose something

Funnily, OOo has been criticized for _ages_ to have a dark application
background on Windows - because we conform to platform standards. So
besides Usability (having a low contrast between background / document),
this is something tied to "personal taste" - which we might address, of

      Or somesuch so the situation could be rescued by themes that do odd
things with contrast. It'd be a nice easy hack I guess if someone wants
to file the bug and/or add it to the easy-hack page and/or post a tested
patch to the dev list. :-)

Do you mean "Themes" like having a group of settings to be applied
together - like "LibreOffice Spring Style" (containing definitions for
icons style, UI colors, background graphics). That would be something
I'd support :-) Is this what you are thinking about as well?


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