suggested and destructive colours are too bright

Bug #1726320 reported by Iain Lane on 2017-10-23
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This bug affects 3 people
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Ubuntu theme
Low
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ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

IMO, so feel free to close this if you disagree, the suggested and destructive (green and red) colours that are used in GTK UIs are too bright.

Attached is a screenshot from Marco that shows them both. (It's a faked up example, usually you don't see them together like that.)

They draw the eye too much I think. It should be a hint for where you might or might not want to click, but not something that grabs your attention.

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Ubuntu purple! :)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-themes:
status: New → Confirmed

I actually think the colors are good as they are. At least the green color should be very bright because of it's unusual placement (on the top of the window instead of on the bottom). We need to draw the user's attention to it.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

I agree, leaving the green would be fine IMHO. But let's keep this bug open because I'm sure those of us who don't mind the green too much also would not mind it changing, depending on what it changed to.

Changed in ubuntu-themes:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 10:49:28AM -0000, Merlijn Sebrechts wrote:
> I actually think the colors are good as they are. At least the green
> color should be very bright because of it's unusual placement (on the
> top of the window instead of on the bottom). We need to draw the user's
> attention to it.

I do not. It should be findable if you need to find it, but it should
not actively interrupt your efforts to read the dialog, as the current
excessively bright colour does.

(And this placement of buttons in header bars in GNOME applications is
not unusual.)

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