Bug 895396 - Highlight colours are not distinctive
Highlight colours are not distinctive
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-01-15 02:53 EST by vvs
Modified: 2016-01-04 09:57 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 09:51:35 EST
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Description vvs 2013-01-15 02:53:01 EST
Description of problem:

As Fedora 18 switched to 256 colours in terminals this should be considered for text mode applications. The highlight colours in mc become not distinctive enough in the new environment. Something should be done about that. This is an enhancement request.

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How reproducible:

On any 256 colour terminal

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run mc
Actual results:

Look at the colour of the directory entries. They are almost indistinguishable from the plain files.

Expected results:

They should be easily distinguished from other files.

Additional info:

In the previous version of Fedora white intensity was simulated by using bold font. In the 256 colour scheme it doesn't any more. As the glyphs are very thin and the colours of white are very close it's very difficult to see the difference. I'm forced to override the TERM environment variable for mc to fall back to the previous colours.
Comment 1 Pádraig Brady 2013-01-15 05:41:10 EST
I use gnome-terminal with the "linux console" palette in which case the colors are easily distinguishable. Though in other palettes, especially "Tango",
the colors aren't distinguishable enough.

So the mc dir colors should be adjusted to something more appropriate
for the default set of palettes. Note resorting to bold in 256 color
is not good as many turn it off due to how bad it looks.
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Comment 6 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 10:53:06 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
Changing version to '23'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 23 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 23 End Of Life. Thank you.)

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