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Re: [Audacity-quality] Minor appearance issues

Peter Sampson-2


On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 6:31 PM, Gale Andrews <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 9 June 2017 at 18:02, Paul Licameli <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Listing some minor appearance issues -- biased toward the Mac that I do most
> of my work on these days:
>
> Not necessarily problems, and not specific to any theme:
>
> So far, we let it stand, that the Close and Mute buttons do not impinge on
> the left and top borders of TrackControlPanel, whereas they did in 2.1.3,
> appearing a little more raised.
> Menu button and Solo have now (c11fd1d) been made consistent -- so they DO
> slightly impinge on the RIGHT border, but they did not in 2.1.3.
> When there is no Solo (Tracks, Behaviors preferences), Mute is now centered,
> good.  But the Minimize button below it does not center the same way.  Does
> anyone find that unaesthetic?

Regardless, if Minimize centred, where would the Sync-Lock Tracks button
go?

I assume you mean the sync-locked indicator icon Gale?

That one's just an indicator and not an active button (but there's a thought ... )

Peter
 


Gale


> Menu button overlaps bottom track border slightly, which it did not in
> 2.1.3. Is this intended?
>
> And theme-specific:
>
> Extra lines about the Minimize, Mute, and Solo buttons are no longer drawn,
> as they were in 2.1.3.  So even Classic changes it appearance, and I think
> the top and left bevels of the buttons in unselected tracks contrast too
> little with the background of the panel.  I suppose that was why code was
> once added to make extra lines.  (In Light theme, there is a small change to
> the background of the buttons themselves, which is just enough to improve
> contrast.)  So should the lines be restored, just for Classic?  Or should
> Classic make some small color change?
> Mousing over the Transport toolbar buttons in Light theme on Mac looks a bit
> wrong at the borders -- as if the bitmaps have been clipped one or two
> pixels at the top.
> In Classic theme, on Mac, mousing over the menu buttons on the recording and
> playback meters makes too little change of appearance, less so than the
> clear change in 2.1.3, and as in (2) the changes near the borders of the
> bitmap don't look right.
>
> That's all for now, there may be others.
>
> PRL
>
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