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Confusing favourite highlight for light ambience

asked 2018-11-01 19:09:27 +0300

Mohjive gravatar image

updated 2018-11-03 11:30:58 +0300

I couldn't understand why the two new ambience always were at the top until I tried to mark it as favourite and that unchecked it. I thought the black star meant that it was unchecked. Other elements, like checkboxes and back/forward indicators are still white when using the light ambience. The star should perhaps also be white, like for the normal ambience. The outline could still be black.

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I see the point but disagree. Un-favorited ambiences have open symbols, favorited have full symbols. I think that's clear enough.

Spark ( 2018-11-01 19:32:26 +0300 )edit

I do understand the idea behind the current implementation, but I don't think it's clear enough, as other elements are kept white. And filling the star with white is also filling it :)

Mohjive ( 2018-11-01 20:26:35 +0300 )edit

@Edz: the name of the ui element is “checkbox”.

And while ambience and ambiance are different spellings of the same word, I agree that the Jolla spelling should be used. My bad :)

Mohjive ( 2018-11-03 11:33:42 +0300 )edit

Cool, my only thought was so others searching ambience problems, can find yours, but of course, this relies solely on others also using the correct spelling - I say correct, only because to my knowledge and my only spoken language, ambience has always been spelt with an E not an A - perhaps others languages use A, I don't know ;)

Edz ( 2018-11-03 12:37:19 +0300 )edit

Most other languages pronounce the word more like the way you would say 'ambiance' in English (which in turn is closer to the French pronunciation of 'ambience'), than 'ambience', which is probably where the confusion stems from.

nthn ( 2018-11-04 00:07:47 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-11-02 15:13:38 +0300

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updated 2018-11-02 15:15:14 +0300

@Mohjive actually when thinking longer about it, the black star is even a feature. It indicates that this ambience is a light ambience which means that generally the color scheme is inverted, i.e. black text on light background. Therefore it would not reasonable at all to make the star white for light ambiences.

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Then why aren't other active elements like back/forward indicators inverted as well? To me this is an inconstancy.

Mohjive ( 2018-11-02 16:28:38 +0300 )edit

@Mohjive Good point, I added the suggestion here.

Spark ( 2018-11-02 16:56:34 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2018-11-01 19:09:27 +0300

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