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Re: Partial Branch Path Color

Posted By: John Gruener <>
Date: Wednesday, 16 September 1998, at 10:41 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Partial Branch Path Color (Walter Rassbach)

> Actually, I might still choose the same green (on
> that is used for filenames in the Branch/Global/ShowAll screens
> (at least in the default color scheme) for the first part of the
> path "above" the branch point since it is very close to
> the already used for the path string and thus is not "clashy".
> However, if one has modified the color scheme from the default...

Exactly - Lots of folks, (including me), don't use the default colors.

> As an alternative to re-coloring the part of the path string
> "above" the branch point, it might, in fact, be better
> to use a different color for the part of it BELOW the branch point...
> In this form, using the same color for both the part below the branch
> point and for the file lines display actually seems obvious and
> we might not need a separate color... -- Walter

I had thought if this, but didn't want to suggest YET ANOTHER color scheme, and it seems opposite of what XTree did. But of all the alternatives, (besides using the Inactive color for the base path), I like this one the best, (i.e., make the subordinate portion the same color as the Branch files, leave the base portion as is).

The only problem I see with using the Inactive color and changing its default to white is that most existing users might still have their Inactive color set to bright black which doesn't show up well on the default blue frame background. Kim might need to include a special note about this lest these users complain that their base path display is hard to read.

In any case, Kim, how about trying one of these, then let's see what kind of reaction it gets.

:-) John

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