gwibber "send with" account icons have ambiguous on/off states

Bug #648544 reported by Sohail Mirza on 2010-09-27
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gwibber
Low
Ken VanDine
gwibber (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Nominated for Maverick by Sohail Mirza

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gwibber

Gwibber's "send with" account icons at the bottom of the main window can be toggled on or off, however, the styling of the on/off states make it difficult to distinguish whether an account has been toggled on or off. Toggling an account off for a status update should remove the background highlight and perhaps desaturate the icon, rendering it in grayscale. This would make the disabled state more obvious.

Please see the attached screenshot showing two accounts, with one account toggled on, and the other toggled off. The Twitter account is toggled on whereas Buzz is toggled off. The only indication that Buzz is toggled off is a slight transparency effect on the Buzz icon, and an arbitrarily different background colour.

Diagnostic information:

Ubuntu version:
Description: Ubuntu maverick (development branch)
Release: 10.10

Gwibber version:
2.31.95-0ubuntu2

Kamus (kamus) wrote :

I have sent this requirement to upstream tracker so please be pacient and wait a response of gwibber developers, Thanks!

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Simön (cottoneyejoe) wrote :

A workaround is to choose the same color for all your services. Then the difference is easier to see.
In my example I choose black and deactivated buzz. See the attachment:

Simön (cottoneyejoe) wrote :

A workaround is to choose the same color for all your services. Then the difference is easier to see.
In my example I choose black and deactivated buzz. See the attachment:

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

Thank your for taking time in filing the bug to make ubuntu better.
can you reproduce it ?
if so than which version you are now ?

Changed in gwibber:
status: New → Incomplete
Sohail Mirza (mirzmaster) wrote :

Currently I have gwibber 3.1.0~bzr997-0ubuntu1~daily1~maverick installed, and attached is a screenshot comparing the enabled vs. disabled state of the Twitter icon.

As you'll see in the screenshot the disabled state results only in the icon's opacity being reduced. I would suggest a more obvious effect such as a complete desaturation of the icon's colour in combination with removing the blue background/border of the icon.

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) on 2012-02-23
Changed in gwibber:
status: Incomplete → New
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

assigning to kenvandine.

Changed in gwibber:
assignee: nobody → Ken VanDine (ken-vandine)
importance: Undecided → Low
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