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Re: bad UI defaults

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: bad UI defaults
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 10:01:17 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 02:41:49PM +0100, Dave Love wrote:
> I think are bad defaults.
>  * The `mode-line-inactive' face is bright compared with `mode-line',
>    and different to the menu bar and scroll bar colours.  That means
>    that with two windows -- my most common configuration -- the eye is
>    drawn to the wrong window.

I disagree completely; what makes something stand out is not
lightness-versus-darkness, but _contrast_ -- the lighter inactive mode-line
face is closer to the default background color of white, and thus stands out
less than the darker active mode-line.

Note that if you use a black background, the brightness of the
active/inactive mode-line faces are (essentially) swapped, again to make sure
the active mode-line stands out by contrasting more with the background.

Fast, small, soon; pick any 2.

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