Almost impossible to tell which tab is active in firefox, nautilius, gnome-terminal, etc. with NewHuman theme

Bug #279770 reported by Tom Haddon on 2008-10-07
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
human-theme (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
Nominated for Intrepid by Martin Olsson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: human-theme

There is very little difference visually between active and non-active tabs with the NewHuman theme.

Attached is a screenshot from gnome-terminal. I takes a while to see that the first tab is the active one. This makes moving between tabs from the keyboard difficult, as you're not sure which direction you should be moving in.

Changed in human-theme:
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → later
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Olsson (mnemo) wrote :

Theme looks slick but is very frustrating to use long term because of the problem Tom describes above. I really think this should be fixed before intrepid if you guys intend to use this theme as the default theme. Thanks.

Tom Haddon (mthaddon) wrote :

See the Dust Theme for a possible approach to solving this issue - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/DustTheme - uses a much darker active tab compared to inactive tabs.

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

I will see to it that the community themes package is updated after release.

Changed in human-theme:
assignee: nobody → kwwii
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

This does not appear to be an issue anymore in Intrepid, or in Jaunty development.

Changed in human-theme:
assignee: kwwii → nobody
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Tom Haddon (mthaddon) wrote :

Could you post a screenshot? This still seems to be an issue for me in Intrepid. Note that this applies to the DarkRoom theme (which was renamed from NewHuman, I believe).

Changed in human-theme:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Here we go - it seems pretty apparent which tab is active. I think this bug should be closed, but if it's going to remain open, the description needs to be changed. Does the DarkRoom theme still fall under the human-theme package? Please let me know what you think.

Tom Haddon (mthaddon) wrote :

Hmm, I don't have that - that definitely looks much better. I have:

ii human-theme 0.28.6 Human theme

Am I missing something?

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Tom,
That is that latest version of human-theme. I suppose problems could exist if your current install is carried over from development. Have you tried re-installing the human-theme package? If not, let's try, but please don't remove from apt-get as ubuntu-desktop depends on human-theme.
   sudo dpkg --force-depends --purge human-theme
   sudo apt-get install human-theme
You may need to restart your X session to see if the change takes effect. Does it seem better?

On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 21:44 +0000, Connor Imes wrote:
> Tom,
> That is that latest version of human-theme. I suppose problems could exist if your current install is carried over from development. Have you tried re-installing the human-theme package? If not, let's try, but please don't remove from apt-get as ubuntu-desktop depends on human-theme.
> sudo dpkg --force-depends --purge human-theme
> sudo apt-get install human-theme
> You may need to restart your X session to see if the change takes effect. Does it seem better?
>

Hmm, tried that, but still nothing. Guess it's a separate issue, as
clearly it's working for you.

Thanks, Tom

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Tom,
Perhaps you could try a Jaunty LiveCD and see if the problem exists there, I expect the theme should be available from the live environment. Although the version is the same as in Intrepid, since using a LiveCD means you don't need to make any further changes to your current setup, it would be interesting to see the results anyway. You can find out more about the development release at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks.

it does remove the human theme
On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 21:44:38 -0000, "Connor Imes" <email address hidden>
said:
> Tom,
> That is that latest version of human-theme. I suppose problems could
> exist if your current install is carried over from development. Have you
> tried re-installing the human-theme package? If not, let's try, but
> please don't remove from apt-get as ubuntu-desktop depends on
> human-theme.
> sudo dpkg --force-depends --purge human-theme
> sudo apt-get install human-theme
> You may need to restart your X session to see if the change takes effect.
> Does it seem better?
>
> --
> Almost impossible to tell which tab is active in firefox, nautilius,
> gnome-terminal, etc. with NewHuman theme
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/279770
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Jean Jordaan (jean-jordaan) wrote :

See here for solution: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-themes/+bug/762349/comments/25

It's a small theme tweak. Unbelievable that it's been irritating people since 2008.

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