Needs high contrast icon

Bug #1082237 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2012-11-23
This bug affects 1 person
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software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It would be great if we had high contrast icons for all the apps on the default Ubuntu CD.

To enable High Contrast, open System Settings>Universal Access and turn the High Contrast switch on. (You may need to log out and log back in for Unity to fully recognize the theme change.)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: software-center 5.5.0
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.7.0-3.9-generic 3.7.0-rc6
Uname: Linux 3.7.0-3-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.2-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Nov 22 22:06:51 2012
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Even if we managed this for every default application, it seems like an inefficient way of helping the partially sighted. ISVs aren't going to remember to do this for thousands of their own applications published in USC. An alternative would be a high-contrast compositing option, toggled in the Universal Access panel of System Settings.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

mpt, GNOME Shell 3.6 has a cool feature.
In System Settings>Universal Access, turn Zoom on.
Click Options to open Zoom Options.
Switch to the Color Effects tab and turn Color down to None.
Now even apps which don't ship a High Contrast icon are at least grayscale.

I think adding a HighContrast icon should be something we should add to app development checklists, similar to how shipping a 128x128 icon (or even 256x256) should already be there but is a relatively recent change. Anyway, there are lots of small details that we care about for the main CD that we currently don't block from being in the Ubuntu archives.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I didn't know that existed for three reasons: (1) I don't use Gnome Shell, (2) the Universal Access panel crashes on launch (bug 1070905), and (3) color level isn't a "zoom option" (WTF). :-) I guess individual bug reports aren't the best place to discuss whether HighContrast icons should exist in general ... but where should that be discussed?

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

That version is no more maintained

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2015-05-05
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
dino99 (9d9) on 2015-05-05
tags: removed: raring
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