List view rows should have alternating coloring for easier navigation

Bug #727151 reported by zp on 2011-03-01
This bug affects 1 person
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software-center (Ubuntu)
Aaron Peachey

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

USC 3.2.10

Nautilus does this in list view and it's easier to see where one element ends and another being.

Aaron Peachey (aaronp) wrote :

Fixed in branch linked (only works for themes that choose to render the items in alternating colours. Where a user's theme doesn't render in this way, it will not do so - this would also be the case in Nautilus I suspect)

Note, this bug is a matter of opinion (with which I happen to agree) and the spec writer may not agree so this fix making it into USC is not a given.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Aaron Peachey (aaronp)
Aaron Peachey (aaronp) wrote :

I've spoken to mpt about this one, and I'm going to take this away and work on some other options. Issue with alternating colours is that if there are 2 or 3 items, it makes one of them look 'highlighted' or 'special' when it isn't.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I think with moving the stars as described in bug 802756, this will no longer be necessary. The only thing at the trailing end of a row will be the "Install"/"Remove" button, which will be easy to line up because it appears only for the selected row.

Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Bug 802756 has been fixed, so Ill close this one.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Invalid
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