Quicklist text is low contrast

Bug #821633 reported by appi2012 on 2011-08-05
This bug affects 2 people
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Ayatana Design

Bug Description

On my netbook, I find it hard to make out the white text on the light gray background at the top of the quicklist. When I checked the colors, I found the background of the lighter section to be close to #9c9997 while the text is #ffffff, white. According to http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html, this color choice doesn't pass any standards for legible text.

Furthermore, the design is visually distinct from any other part of the unity desktop - the checkered dot pattern is no longer used anywhere but in the quicklist. Personally, I think that making the quicklist simpler with a plain, dark background (like the dash) would be a good fix.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

The dot pattern is used also in the border of Dash (when not full screen). I agree with you on the need to darken the background of the quicklists.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2011-09-12
Changed in unity-design:
status: New → Confirmed
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2011-12-28
affects: unity-design → ayatana-design
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