Closed Bug 1636773 Opened 10 months ago Closed 10 months ago

Reduce visual salience/noise of Address book selector on Contacts Side Bar when unfocused


(Thunderbird :: Theme, enhancement)



(Not tracked)

Thunderbird 78.0


(Reporter: thomas8, Assigned: Paenglab)




(2 files)

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1635060 +++

Can we do the same for the address book selector on Contacts Side Bar which we did for the paragraph format selectors, to make it blend in more when unfocused?
This is a densely populated area, so the blend-in will make it a bit less fuzzy (see screenshots, current vs. proposed).

The year is 2020 AD. The composition header area is entirely flattened by the designers. Entirely!? No!!! ... One small area of indomitable dropdowns still holds out against the invadors. And life is not easy for the legions of users who garrison the fortified camps of consistency, styling, whitespace, and minimalism...
if we match the dropdown background color with the pane background and make the border lighter, suddenly, they fall into place and the eye pain is gone...

Attachment #9147107 - Flags: feedback?(richard.marti)
Comment on attachment 9147107 [details]
Screenshot: Unfocused address book selector: Current (top) vs. Proposed (bottom)

To make this working on Mac too, I need to add the themeableDialog.css to get the non-native menulists. And also to get it working together with the dark theme this addition is needed as normal styling doesn't work because the sidebar is in a iframe.
Attachment #9147107 - Flags: feedback?(richard.marti) → feedback+

This makes the AB menulist's background transparent in normal mode.

To apply this on Mac too I used the themeableDialog.css which also adds the themeability of the sidebar.
I also added a shared abContactsPanel.css.

Assignee: nobody → richard.marti
Attachment #9147988 - Flags: review?(alessandro)
Comment on attachment 9147988 [details] [diff] [review]

Review of attachment 9147988 [details] [diff] [review]:

Attachment #9147988 - Flags: review?(alessandro) → review+
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 78.0

Pushed by
Make the Contacts sidebar themeable. r=aleca

Closed: 10 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
See Also: → 1643159
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