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Crimson Editor / Version 3.72 (beta, prior to r241)
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Icons in filename tab not red-green colorblind friendly
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August 12, 2007 12:19:20 PM
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August 12, 2007 12:19:20 PM Naibas
Being a red-green colorblind CrimsonEditor user, I highly recommend changing the res/mdifiletab.bmp resource to use black instead of green.

A red-green colorblind person has a reduced ability to discern between red and green, so that in some cases it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to tell them apart. In this case, making the icon black instead of green makes it 100% clear at all times what state the file is in. I have always just hacked this locally using a resource editor, but I'd love to see it become a feature.

August 12, 2007 03:48:00 PM Pvt_Ryan
well since I like to discriminate against people as much as possible, I am reluctant to add this.. But I am having a good day and you asked nicely, consider it done.. :)

Committing the new release to the repo now.. rev 189..

However I won't update the binaries just yet as this was a very small change, It will be in the next set of binaries released.

September 9, 2007 08:05:20 AM jono1
Maybe my red/green colourblindness isn't as severe as Naibas', but I've never had a problem with the status icon. That is, until the green was changed to black. While I can definitely tell the difference between black and red, it's not as obvious if I just quickly glance at the icon. In fact, I have to concentrate on it for a second to see the difference.
The trouble is, it used to be light colour = saved, dark colour = modified. Now it's two dark colours.

So while I agree with the sentiment, why not try green for saved and black for modified? Or yellow and red? Blue and red?

March 11, 2008 06:20:34 PM LFLFM
I still vote for this to be an option...
I hack every update I get to put the green/red back, because for non-colourbling users, its very intuitive...

I could also agree with green/black actually... because its stays an indicator as to saved: YES or NO... (like green/red) as oposed to black/red which sorta goes to the meaning: "not saved: NO or YES!! HELL YES, it is NOT saved"

if ya get what I mean...