Selected-Tab Hard to Distinguish in Default Ambiance Theme

Bug #1557981 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2016-03-16
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu theme
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

The default Theme in Ubuntu 16.04 is called "Ambiance":
http://neartalk.com/ss/2016-03-16_005_565x390.png

When Gnome-System-Monitor is running under the Ambiance theme, you can barely distinguish which tab is selected:
http://neartalk.com/ss/2016-03-16_003_679x497.png

Compare this with the non-default theme called "Radiance", where the selected-tab (in Gnome-System-Monitor) is clearly distinguishable at a glance (without eye strain):
http://neartalk.com/ss/2016-03-16_004_687x497.png

Which package would be responsible for making the selected-tab more distinguishable to the eye in gnome-system-monitor under the default Ambiance theme?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gnome-system-monitor 3.18.2-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-13.29-generic 4.4.5
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-13-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Mar 16 04:38:11 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-14 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160307)
SourcePackage: gnome-system-monitor
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Ubuntu-themes is the source package now.

affects: light-themes → ubuntu-themes
Changed in ubuntu-themes:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Invalid
affects: light-themes-colors → ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
tags: added: artful
Eugene Romanenko (eros2) wrote :

It little bit hard to distinguish active tab from inactive tabs in Nautilus.

For example, in Adwaita theme, current tab underlined with theme selection color and clearly visible. Please add such pronounce in Ambiance/Radiance.

tags: added: bionic nautilus tabs
tags: added: visual-quality
Eugene Romanenko (eros2) wrote :

Digged little bit into gtk3 css-ing and created workaround:

Add to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css:

.nautilus-window notebook tab:checked {
    background-image: linear-gradient(to top, @selected_bg_color, alpha(@bg_color, 0) 3px);
}

Active tab will be underlined with theme color. Remove ".nautilus-window" to affect any tabs, not just content tabs in Nautilus window.

Works in 18.04.

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