Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#634 assigned defect

Dropdown panel highlight confusing on 'Encryption Type:' of 'Wireless Key Required' dialog

Reported by: FGrose Owned by: tomeu
Priority: Low Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: 0.84.x
Severity: Unspecified Keywords:
Cc: benzea Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: New


This panel holds only 2 entries, and the grey highlight has no border (as we usually see on other panels), so when the focus changes, the unfocused item has greater contrast (white letters on black) than the selected item (white on grey). This leads to dissonance between what seems most prominent and the location of the pointer.

I guess a larger label area, so that there would be borders, would clarify the selection and resolve the dissonance.

I got used to the lower-contrast highlight on the regular panels after some initial dissonance, by seeing the clear movement of the highlight from label to label. This is not so evident with the 2-item list. But I wish there were a way in the highlight theme to show a higher-contrast element (such as a white edge-line border) on the label holding the focus.

Thanks for considering!

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by eben

  • Component changed from design to sugar
  • Owner changed from eben to tomeu
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Yes, agreed. Actually, all such menus are supposed to have 15px of padding at the top and bottom of the list, which would serve exactly the purpose you describe. We have this style correct for the various menu-like lists in palettes, but not the popup menus, evidently.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by eben

  • Cc benzea added

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

  • Milestone changed from Unspecified by Release Team to 0.86

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone changed from 0.86 to Unspecified

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by quozl

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfirmed to New
  • Priority changed from Unspecified by Maintainer to Low

Triage meeting: low priority, new. Needs retesting, as the Wireless Key Required dialog has changed since this ticket was raised.

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