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Hi Mirek, all

mirek2 wrote
I'm doubtful that
we'll find a dev to implement any sort of smart color mechanism, but it's
likely we'll find one to change the hard-coded color.

Since LO 4.3 has reached feature freeze with Beta1 there is no chance to add
any mechanism to anything or any configuration options.

The only change (if accepted) is to allow a more visible colour.

mirek2 wrote
Milan is right in that the default should work out of the box for as many
as possible. The right thing to do would be to test various colors, on
various monitors, and on people with varying vision levels. I've contacted
Björn Balazs about it, he said that he'll ponder whether he'll work on
that, though he definitely won't have time until at least next week. If
of you would like to orchestrate a wide-spread test, that would be
extremely useful. As a start, here's a JSFiddle to play with: . Just change the color in the top right
panel to whichever one you propose and click "Run". It might be good to
gather up a few basic hues and then test variants of different brightness
and saturation.

As for the color itself, it should:
* Recede into the background
* Be clearly visible on a white background
* Be distinct from the document content (e.g. please don't use colors from
the LibO color palette)

I believe that for colour blind people (depending on the degree, obviously)
light blue will seem like a very light shade of grey, probably not easily
visible against a white background.

Maybe the best option is some shade of Orange (e.g. Ubuntu Orange Screen HEX
#DD4814 Print C0 M79 Y100 K0 Pantone 1665)...
Looks good on your JSFiddle (excellent tool!)

mirek2 wrote
Also, if you find a willing dev, it wouldn't hurt to add this under
Appearance. (This whole section is "advanced", so no worries about
cluttering up Options here. The section will hopefully be moved to "Expert
Configuration" once that becomes usable enough.) However, adding an option
wouldn't fix the issue at hand -- a great default is a must.

+1 for a great default

Adding options under Appearance has to wait for 4.4 (which will be released
in October 2014) so until then if nothing is done all 4.3 releases will have
a hard coded Light Blue.


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