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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#11 Post by richb » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:51 pm

Flipped my horizontal panel. The long whisker start gets mangled of course, but gives an idea how the apt notifier icon looks.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#12 Post by asqwerth » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:07 am

That seems to fill the space in the notification area nicely.

And the "red or green" thing is a different paradigm from our "box is empty or filled" concept, so it's an interesting alternative.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#13 Post by Adrian » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:42 am

I like it a lot, I'm worried about one thing red/green are not always good choices for a percentage of population that has problems distinguishing these colors -- maybe the difference in color intensity could be enough to distinguish them, but it would be nice to have another visual clue beside the color. Maybe somebody who is red-green color-blind could chime in...

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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#14 Post by richb » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:52 am

If it is an option in the preferences dialog and not the default, not a big problem. No doubt there are optional theme color schemes that we provide that are unacceptable as well to users with color distinction problems.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#15 Post by antechdesigns » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:49 am

Hey guys if you have any ideas, suggestions, just let me know, at the moment I'm just posting what I use, if you need anything specific, give me a shout ;)

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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#16 Post by richb » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:50 am

Did a black outline to punch it out. Looks better at correct size. And same for whisker icon,
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#17 Post by cyrilus31 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:02 am

Adrian wrote:I like it a lot, I'm worried about one thing red/green are not always good choices for a percentage of population that has problems distinguishing these colors -- maybe the difference in color intensity could be enough to distinguish them, but it would be nice to have another visual clue beside the color. Maybe somebody who is red-green color-blind could chime in...
Good point. A friend of mine is colorblind and would have difficulties in this case.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#18 Post by Stevo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:27 pm

brightness-controllers.zip
How about a black outline like Rich's over a white interior for no updates, and a green fill for updates? That could match the other icons, sort of. Or maybe you could add an exclamation point behind the update one for yet another color-challenged choice, if kmathern wants to add those to the applet.

BTW, I just packaged this little applet (not the simple version) that lets you control the brightness and colors/color temperature on your display manually. Maybe we can desaturate the display to see how they might differ in that scenario.
brightness-controllers.zip
Edit: I could not see how to get a grayscale with that applet, but there is a Compiz plugin that can handle it full screen or just a window: https://askubuntu.com/questions/102440/ ... lor-scheme

I had to add another key such as <Ctl> or <Alt> to the default key bindings to get it to work for me, though.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#19 Post by richb » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:36 pm

Stevo wrote: BTW, I just packaged this little applet (not the simple version) that lets you control the brightness and colors/color temperature on your display manually. Maybe we can desaturate the display to see how they might differ in that scenario.

brightness-controllers.zip
Thanks for the app! The only reason I use the AMD graphics driver is for control of brightness on my desktop. Do not need it now.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#20 Post by MX-16_fan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:12 pm

@Stevo:
richb wrote:
Stevo wrote: BTW, I just packaged this little applet (not the simple version) that lets you control the brightness and colors/color temperature on your display manually. Maybe we can desaturate the display to see how they might differ in that scenario.

brightness-controllers.zip
Thanks for the app! The only reason I use the AMD graphics driver is for control of brightness on my desktop. Do not need it now.

Yeah, that is extremely cool! I guess it will even fill the gap for all those people who need to calibrate their screen using a professional comparative color cardboard but who wouldn't want to plague themselves with unfriendly stuff like ArgyllCMS and Spyder 4 / oeminst (whoa, shudder).

Greetings, Joe

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