Highlighting by darkening is illogical & impractical

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Highlighting by darkening is illogical & impractical

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:28 pm

Selecting part of the spectrogram-view makes it go dark, so dark I have to unselect it to see what I'm doing.
What about darkening non-selected the parts of the spectrogram-view instead ? , e.g. here's a before-after comparison ...

spectral selection, proposed change - darken non-selected spectrum, rather than darken selected.gif
spectral selection, proposed change - darken non-selected spectrum, rather than darken selected.gif (430.1 KiB) Viewed 109 times

Could carry this darken-the-unselected convention to the waveform-view for consistency, (but I'm not fussy, it's the spectrogram which is rendered unusable by darkening, particularly when it is surrounded by the bright "light theme" frame).
Last edited by Trebor on Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Highlighting by darkening is illogical & impractical

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:38 pm

The same is true (to a lesser extent) with selecting in waveform view.
It always strikes me as odd whenever I try to explain "highlighting" of a selection.
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