Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164710
change tpb's osd color to gray
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
Description of problem:
current osd color is green. It is that ugly terminal green that makes me think
of avada kedavra and pain.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all of them afaict.
just use it. view the dark-lord inspired pain of the default osd color.
green at its most painful
a soothing, relaxing gray, something without all the pain and suffering.
It's a small config file change and it makes a big difference.
I tend to agree, but OTOH I think the chances of finding a default that would
appease everyone are very thin.
The visibility of gray OSD when displayed over app windows using the grayish
default FC color scheme is not good. Green has been the default for ages in
this package, and nobody has complained so far.
I'm open to suggestions, but IMO gray _works_ considerably worse than green,
aesthetic considerations aside, so I'm inclined not to switch to it. Other
suggestions / differing opinions?
I use a light grey color scheme and it looks great to me. It's so obviously in
an overlay above the current window I doubt it would cause much confusion.
I don't think 'Gray' looks bad or confusing, it's just a bit bland. Red looks
cool, but might be mistaken for a warning.
On another note, the comment above osdcolor says the default is Blue. It must
be the default if osdcolor is not defined, but fc's tpbrc defaults to Green.
Yep, IIRC I didn't stick with the default of blue because it didn't work too
well with some RH/FC distros' default wallpaper that contained a lot of blue
Anyway, as said in comment 1, I don't think there's much chance of finding a
better default that would appease everyone, so I'm not going to change it at
least for now. Things are already configurable in /etc/tpbrc and
$HOME/.tpbrc. If you feel strongly about this, please discuss on