Text colour of item properties (in status bar) should be configurable

Bug #1674015 reported by Justyn Butler on 2017-03-18
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Jeff Young

Bug Description

The "selected item properties" (I'm not quite sure what you call it) part of the window, which shows contextual properties for the currently selected object along the bottom of the app, has different colours for different types of property, eg. (in eeschema) Reference, Value, Component etc.

These seem to be hardcoded, but are difficult to read when using a dark window theme, ie a dark GTK theme on Linux. See attached screenshot showing eeschema.

It would be great if these were configurable through the colour scheme.

summary: - Text colour of selected item properties should be configurable
+ Text colour of item properties (in status bar) should be configurable
Changed in kicad:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Eldar Khayrullin (eldar) on 2017-03-19
tags: added: eeschema gui pcbnew theme
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Or better yet just remove the colours. They're low-value and contribute to issues with OS colour themes (as indicated in the picture in comment #1).

Maciej Suminski (orsonmmz) wrote :

I am also in favor of using the system text color for the status bar.

Wayne Stambaugh (stambaughw) wrote :

I'm assuming we are talking about the message panel here. I'm fine with using the system text color. However, that may make it more difficult to distinguish the Title/Value grouping that the separate colors provides. Someone should give it a try and see how it looks before ripping out the colored text.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-06-03
Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-06-23
Changed in kicad:
milestone: 6.0.0-rc1 → 5.1.0
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-07-17
Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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