Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by steve » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:02 pm

A couple of minor issues from one of the Audacity developers:
The little down arrow button on the time controls is pretty hard to see and the help button is blank.
I assume that he means this arrow on the timeline controls:

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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by mischamajskij » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:09 pm

Thank you for the feedback.
The little down arrow button on the time controls is pretty hard to see
Ok, that part of the bg is defined by the TimeHours color (row 3, column 13), which also affects the background of the time units in the clocks.
I can definitely make it brighter, even if that would cause a bit more contrast in the "striped" look of the clocks.
The best solution of course would be to make the arrow white or light grey, but I assume it's not possible...
the help button is blank
Strange to hear this... the help button has a big, bold "?" in it (it's clearly visible in all versions I uploaded here)... :shock:

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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by mischamajskij » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:17 pm

But maybe the deveolper is testing the theme against a bright GTK theme, so the "?" wouldn't be visible.
I see the problem, the button should be visible against any theme.
So I'll make a circled or boxed "?", it's better.

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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by steve » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:15 pm

mischamajskij wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:09 pm
Strange to hear this... the help button has a big, bold "?" in it (it's clearly visible in all versions I uploaded here)...
I'm not sure what he meant, I'm just best guessing.
mischamajskij wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:17 pm
But maybe the deveolper is testing the theme against a bright GTK theme, so the "?" wouldn't be visible.
That was my guess.
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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by mischamajskij » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:24 pm

Regarding the first issue, there's a problem.

I've tested basically any shade of grey in the theme palette and no one really works.

The clock becomes very dull on the background (clocks should pop out from the background IMO, in my experience it's important in the workflow).

Please see attached image.

Furthermore, this theme is originally meant to be used together with the Arc-dark GTK theme. I know the arrow isn't themeable, but many elements that aren't temeable are in fact themed in the built-in themes. That arrow should really be light gray, and precisely #d3dae3. Please forward this to the developer. Thank you
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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by mischamajskij » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:34 pm

The Help issue is solved, though.
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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by mischamajskij » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:37 pm

BTW, I'm aware of other issues in the theme that can't be fixed through custom theming, but can be fixed in built-in themes.
I'll address those issues in case the developers decide they want to code the theme in.

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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by mischamajskij » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:00 am

Hi, here's a proposal for a solution to the problem in time controls, using a different approach.
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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by steve » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:33 am

mischamajskij wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:00 am
Hi, here's a proposal for a solution to the problem in time controls, using a different approach.
That looks nice, and importantly everything is visible. How does it look in the context of the whole interface? (I'm imagining that it looks good).
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Re: Arc-DarK theme (Arc-Dark with DarK icons)

Post by mischamajskij » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:45 am

Well, I'm still getting used to it, I didn't really want to have such blue spots and I've struggled to find a desaturated shade that doesn't hurt my eyes... but now I kind of like it! :D

Here it is in the bigger context, together with the updated ImagCache.
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