Use more contrast or ALL-CAPS for the selected Wiggle Power button

Case number:845833-2002589
Topic:Game: Display
Opened by:jeff101
Status:Open
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 18:31
Last modified:Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 18:51

In the Behavior Menu, the contrast between the selected Wiggle Power button and the background is so low that it is sometimes hard for me to tell which Wiggle Power is selected. Could you make the selected button a lighter shade of gray? If the selected button can be made light enough, could you also change the selected button's text to black? Barring that, could you change the selected button's text to ALL-CAPS? Finally, is there a way I could change these shades myself?

Thanks!

(Thu, 07/07/2016 - 18:31  |  4 comments)


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Reading the Wiggle Power, it must be screen related since I don't have the problem. Still it would be nice to have a choice of different color themes or the ability to select control colors.

Regarding the Wiggle Power button, what would be nice is to display and allow users to change the Wiggle Power and Clashing Importance in the taskbar (Actions, Undo, Modes, etc.). These behaviors are used so often. There are no standards on how recipes should set clashing importance once completed or cancelled. Sometimes clashing importance is set to 1.0 other times to an unknown value. With clashing importance it can be easy to forget the current value.

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Below are two screenshots of the same Foldit client taken 2 minutes apart.
The first (top) one was taken between Recipes and has more contrast among
the Wiggle Power buttons. The second (bottom) one was taken during a Recipe
and has less contrast among the Wiggle Power buttons. When my eyes are tired,
it is hard to tell which Wiggle Power is selected in the second (bottom) image.

The bottom image also has a big black box in the lower left corner. If anyone
knows how to prevent this box from appearing, please let me know. Thanks!

More Contrast between RecipesMore Contrast between RecipesLess Contrast during RecipesLess Contrast during Recipes

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Never noticed but the Wiggle Power button does change contrast when running a recipe. It becomes more difficult to see.

You can test this by displaying the behavior panel and then starting or stopping a recipe. You can clearly see the change. I have never seen the black box displayed so don't have any suggestions.

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The black box appears on some screen shots. I don't see it on the actual screen.
It is strange that the same client 2 minutes later gives a screen shot with a
black box.

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