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Enhancing lockscreen (events) icons visibility

asked 2014-05-25 19:39:16 +0300

updated 2014-07-18 16:07:09 +0300

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Some wallpapers too light or clear don't have enough contrast to distinguish and see correctly the icons of events appearing on the left of lockscreen. Several solutions: -adding a setting to define a different wallpaper on lockscreen than the one from the ambience -having the possibility to choose the color of lockscreen icons -enhancing the constrast in the lockscreen icons zone

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i fear it would destroy the design concept. But your point is true. Maybe the readability could be improved with other means like detecting or predicting such cases based on the ambience and then selectively darken certain areas or simply adjust fontcolor adaptively?

mosen ( 2014-05-26 01:40:12 +0300 )edit

@mosen: I understand your opinion. We could also choose white or black icons for lockscreen...

juju_des_highlands ( 2014-05-26 11:46:10 +0300 )edit

Yes, correct. Maybe you should adapt your title to something like "enhance readability of lockscreen info". It would leave open how to achive that. Maybe other people get attracted to share ideas if it is formulated less suggestive to a fixed solution.

mosen ( 2014-05-26 13:16:40 +0300 )edit

@mosen : I did it.

juju_des_highlands ( 2014-05-26 14:41:55 +0300 )edit

Since it has a light sensors having it set the background/icon properties automatically could be possible. And desirable if you ask me. The screen visibility is a weak point of the device.

ApB ( 2014-05-26 16:11:53 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-05-28 21:59:18 +0300

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updated 2014-05-28 23:00:05 +0300

This should be a possible solution: apply a (dark) shadow on the icons... Find my version attached. :-)


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