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Offline Yves

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problem with colors in progress bar
« on: January 12, 2007, 03:43:54 AM »
Hello Rejetto,
i do not know why, but since last versions the grey colour (showing the progress) behind that percentage-number is getting darker and darker so that i have difficulties to read how many % of a file have been sent or received. Would it be possible to make it lighter? I have no idea how to make it lighter here in my Windows2000-settings.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 03:47:43 AM »
hi yves, can you tell me the versions where you had the right color, and the version you are using with "bad" color?

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 03:51:59 AM »
Yes, Rejetto, have been all versions after that 067. Actually i use the build 071. Besides of that "too dark grey": super program ! :)
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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 01:22:48 PM »
here are all HFS builds from 067 to 071.
can you try them and thell me in which build was your problem introduced?

www.rejetto.com/temp/hfs067.exe
www.rejetto.com/temp/hfs068.exe
www.rejetto.com/temp/hfs069.exe
www.rejetto.com/temp/hfs070.exe
www.rejetto.com/temp/hfs071.exe

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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 04:29:11 PM »
Hello Rejetto,
i tried them all, and those after build 071 too. For my personal taste the grey colour (showing the progress) behind that percentage-number is too dark so that i have difficulties to read how many % of a file have been sent or received. Would it be possible to make it lighter? I have no idea how to make it lighter here in my Windows2000-settings.
Would be nice too if grey would be replaced by a light blue or light yellow.
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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 04:33:26 PM »
please answer
1. ALL those version have the problem?
2. do you think before 071 the color was different?

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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 04:57:08 PM »
Yes, Rejetto, for my special taste all mentioned versions have this problem for me. I think before build 067 is has been easier for me to read the number of percentage. I just think that the present grey colour behind the number is too dark, i think it's actually around grey-50%. For my personal taste a saturation of around 25% for grey would be better and the number of percentage would be better readable.
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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 05:53:27 PM »
           

The right answers are:    22%    -    43%    -    54%    -    72%    -    88%    ;)

The index "%" behind the number of percentage could also miss, as it is written above.
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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2007, 06:04:18 PM »

rejetto, that's in the HFS gui.  It's been that way for a very long time and wasn't introduced recently.  I see the same behavior.
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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2007, 10:31:03 PM »
yes, i think these colors are used since long time, but it's ok to consider it hard to read.
In next build i will use Gray 25% as suggested.

For more flexibility i will blend 25% between window background an window text, so that it should be readable also with customized windows colors.

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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2007, 02:48:46 AM »
Yes, Rejetto this would be great, thank you  :)

Another solution could be to make the digits changing from dark to light when the background changes from light to dark, like in Opera international version 9.010:

   

© by Opera Software Inc.
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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2007, 03:33:37 AM »
i don't know how to do that in Delphi :(

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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2007, 04:01:47 AM »
Rejetto, i don't know that neither. But your intended solution above is as great as well. :) And 100% sufficiant.
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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2007, 03:17:43 PM »
see new build 081

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Re: problem with colors in progress bar
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2007, 09:25:31 PM »
Yes, NOW i can see the percentage-numbers clearly!

            

Well done Rejetto :)
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