[Enhancement] Link Colour in Long Text columns

Bug #1941013 reported by Better Red
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Bug Description

When a link is inserted into a long text column the display text colour is set to #6cb4ee which is very close to the blue used to highlight the current line in the book list, which means the link text cannot be seen in the Book List.

I suggest a sticky (i.e persist last colour set) Colour selector in the Create Link dialogue

Would also be good if links could be 'clicked' in the Long text create dialogue - perhaps by right clicking, at the moment they have to be shown in the Book Details in order to test them.

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Better Red (urbanetiger) wrote :
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Better Red (urbanetiger) wrote :

I tried using column colouring but that didn't do the trick

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Re: calibre bug 1941013

Not sure I follow. Creating a link doesn't set any color for the link at
all. It is rendered using the global link color, which in the dark theme
happens to be the same as the selection color. This is a symptom of
the fact that with dark themes, the color palette gets much more
limited, because of a smaller range of acceptable brightness.
I certainly dont want to encourage people to start adding their own
colors to links. The solution is to simply make the highlight color
darker, so that the links are visible against the highlight.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Fixed in master

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every alternate Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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Better Red (urbanetiger) wrote :

Thanks - I came by to say, I'm an idiot

I already knew how to change the colour (Change Forecolour tool), and have different colours for different types of links see attachment - blue for http://, brown for file://, purple for onenote;//, gold for calibre://

I made a change to how I use onenote and that threw me off track

Feel free to undo the change

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

The change is worthwhile on its own, so I think I'll keep it.

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