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[feature request]Ambience with automatic inverted color scheme for better contrast [answered]

asked 2014-03-09 14:49:18 +0300

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updated 2014-03-09 20:27:24 +0300

I hope this is not a duplicate post. I have searched the forum and found references on manually setting colors and otherwise responses about poor contrast when creating ambience. But I can't find a suggestion about a simple inversion of color scheme. If someone already suggests it I'd be glad to close this post and redirect to the original post.

I think trying to manually setting each color may be a bit much for some users, especially those who are not too keen on doing too technical stuff (such as a general consumer) and messing with system files. It might be simpler if when creating an ambience one can choose the "normal color scheme" as the way the OS picks out the color right now, or "inverted color scheme" and the OS will automatically pick out the opposite color. For example for a red picture with red font etc with normal color mode but green font etc when choosing the inverted color mode.

Is it doable?

EDIT: March 9 2014 ssahla has some interesting ideas about how the color choices may function, so I'm copying them here in my request: "My suggestion there is that the OS could offer a few colors to choose from (those could include the opposite color) or let the user pick manually, if those options aren't enough."

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Yes, it would be doable. This would also allow making a color scheme of white on black easy. But this could also lead to people creating horrible looking ambiances. So there's that.

Bulder ( 2014-03-09 16:14:22 +0300 )edit

I don't think one can fend off the problem with people creating "horrible looking ambiences" anyways as long as it's allowed to use one's own picture in the first place. But this will be an easier way to solve the contrast issue.

spacenewt ( 2014-03-09 16:38:13 +0300 )edit

The question Override automatic ambience colour selection is not duplicate, but related – you may have seen it, but I'll post it here anyway for reference. It's a request for an option to choose a color other than the automatically picked one. My suggestion there is that the OS could offer a few colors to choose from (those could include the opposite color) or let the user pick manually, if those options aren't enough.

ssahla ( 2014-03-09 16:46:13 +0300 )edit

@ssahla, you're right, the posts are very closely related. I'm editing your suggestions in my request, hope you don't mind.

spacenewt ( 2014-03-09 20:24:22 +0300 )edit

@spacenewt, of course I don't, be my guest. :)

ssahla ( 2014-03-09 20:54:42 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-14 23:15:53 +0300

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Closing this question and redirect to the poll: https://together.jolla.com/question/16786/how-to-enhance-text-readability-in-sailfish-apps/#post-id-33190

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