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Consider a different titlebar color for Windows 10

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 43.0

Status

Thunderbird
Theme
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
2 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Shawn Thompson, Assigned: Paenglab)

Tracking

unspecified
Thunderbird 43.0
Unspecified
Windows 10

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(3 attachments, 1 obsolete attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0
Build ID: 20150807085045

Steps to reproduce:

Firefox 40 contains some tweaks to the Australis interface style on Windows 10 (see bug 1158143) that should be adopted on Thunderbird as well.

Possibly, since it's been established that we can change the colors of the titlebar, we could also make it more of a Thunderbird blue than Firefox's gray titlebar.
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Depends on: 1158143
OS: Unspecified → Windows 10
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
No longer depends on: 1158143
(Assignee)

Comment 1

2 years ago
I'm doing the win 10 adaptions in bug 1188778. You can test them with the XPI I attached there. First I'm using a lighter gray than Firefox.

After landing we can use this bug here to consider if and what color we want to use.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Update default theme for Windows 10 → Consider a different titlebar color for Windows 10
(Assignee)

Comment 2

2 years ago
Created attachment 8650922 [details]
TB-blue.png

This is a first shot how it could look with the Thunderbird blue.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

2 years ago
Created attachment 8660469 [details]
TBcolorsWin10.png

Blake, what do you think about using the Thunderbird colors for the active window?

On top is Thunderbird light blue, in the middle is TB inactive and on bottom Thunderbird blue.

If we are using a color for the active window, which color would you prefer? Or would you have a different color in mind?

The inactive color is the one we are using now for both states.
Attachment #8650922 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8660469 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton)
Comment on attachment 8660469 [details]
TBcolorsWin10.png

Since grey isn't really a Firefox colour, as much as the default colour for all the titlebars, and since the dark blue looks a little too eye-catching for something that isn't that important, _and_ since the white text is a little had to read on the light blue, I think I would pick the grey out of those three.

Having said that, I could probably be convinced to go with something close to the grey, but with a hint of the light blue in it.  Maybe somewhere near the experimentally-chosen #A8C6D4?  (Feel free to play around with that and come up with something better, though!  ;D  )
Attachment #8660469 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton) → ui-review-
(Assignee)

Comment 5

2 years ago
Created attachment 8662270 [details]
newProposal.png

(In reply to Blake Winton (:bwinton) (:☕️) from comment #4)
> Having said that, I could probably be convinced to go with something close
> to the grey, but with a hint of the light blue in it.  Maybe somewhere near
> the experimentally-chosen #A8C6D4?  (Feel free to play around with that and
> come up with something better, though!  ;D  )

For me this color looked a bit dirty. I tried it now with the TB light blue made lighter (#A8CBDB). What do you think about this? On top is the active window, on bottom the inactive.
Attachment #8662270 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton)
Comment on attachment 8662270 [details]
newProposal.png

Perfect!  :D
Attachment #8662270 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton) → ui-review+
(Assignee)

Comment 7

2 years ago
Created attachment 8662438 [details] [diff] [review]
activeColor.patch

Okay, patch with this color. Tested with LW-themes too. Needs no :not(:-moz-lwtheme) pseudoelement because LW-themes are overriding it through direct styling.
Assignee: nobody → richard.marti
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #8662438 - Flags: review?(philipp)
Comment on attachment 8662438 [details] [diff] [review]
activeColor.patch

Review of attachment 8662438 [details] [diff] [review]:
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Code lgtm, r=philipp
Attachment #8662438 - Flags: review?(philipp) → review+
(Assignee)

Updated

2 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed

Comment 9

2 years ago
https://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/e9fe39e33a27ca7274180dd570c74b79162d35b2
Bug 1193601 - [Windows 10] Use Thunderbird blue when window is active. ui-r=bwinton, r=Fallen a=aleth

Updated

2 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 43.0
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