In the calendar, today's date needs more contrast to distinguish itself from the other days

Reported by John Lea on 2012-06-25
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This bug affects 21 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
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Indicator Date and Time
Wishlist
Unassigned
Indicator Display Objects
Undecided
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Ubuntu theme
Undecided
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ido (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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indicator-datetime (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

In usability testing, participants have commented on the fact that they cannot see today's date at a glance because there is not enough contrast between today's date that is highlighted and the rest of the calendar.

Screenshot from duplicate bug 1280874: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/166456917/Selection_452.png

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeAndDate#menu-calendar>: "If a date item is the currently highlighted menu item, it should have the normal text and background highlight colors for a menu item. If a date has at least one event, its text should be bold. And today’s date should have a thin border around it in the unhighlighted text color."

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Design spec needs to be changed for this.

Changed in indicator-datetime:
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Confirmed
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Specification updated. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeAndDate?action=diff&rev2=52&rev1=51> "If a date item is the currently highlighted menu item, it should have the normal text and background highlight colors for a menu item. If a date has at least one event, its text should be bold. And today’s date should have a thin border around it in the unhighlighted text color."

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in indicator-datetime:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
description: updated
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2012-11-01
summary: - Indicators - Contrast used to highlight today in calendar insufficient
+ In the calendar, today's date should have a thin border around it
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-11-01
Changed in ido (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ido:
status: New → Confirmed
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2012-11-04
Changed in indicator-datetime:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - In the calendar, today's date should have a thin border around it
+ Today's date in the calendar is unclear
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
tags: added: verify-design
removed: needs-design
tags: added: designer-verify
removed: verify-design
affects: light-themes → ubuntu-themes
affects: light-themes (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: a11y

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Benjamin Geer (benjamin-geer) wrote :

Also, if you browse to a different date (e.g. several months in the future), there is no quick way to get back to today's date. Clicking on today's date in the drop-down menu should bring the calendar back to today's date.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

(Benjamin, navigating back to today is bug 1240251.)

description: updated
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2014-03-07
Changed in ido (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ido:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2014-03-08
summary: - Today's date in the calendar is unclear
+ In the calendar, today's date needs more contrast to distinguish itself
+ from the other days
Tamir (sugip) wrote :

Bug confirmed on Ubuntu 14.04 that date, not a week becomes selected (orange in native skins) up until the mouse is not to hold on top of the calendar

grygory (connaissant) wrote :

Брат, почини. Ибо напрягает и превращает жизнь некоторых людей в сплошную тьму с этим ужастным отображением.

Alex (alex-serpuxov) wrote :

Confirms bug on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

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