using 9/22 build of netscape 1) launch netscape 2) launch composer 3) insert default table 4) Table | Table Props 5) select Cell tab 6) select a color in color picker 7) now hit Apply in panel notice the cell is grey and not the color you chose..
charley, is this a ramification of the color issue with preferences? Not being able to set color to a cell, row or column is not acceptable
Sujay, you've filed exactly the same bug before! This is the problem: Cell selection is indicated by setting the background color, so if you use "Apply", the dialog stays up and you don't see the color. Once you close the dialog and change the selection, the correct color appears. So obviously this is a problem. What should we do? Suggestions -- After setting color: 1. Remove selection so color will show. 2. Set a timer (2 seconds?) and automatically reselect the cell after that time. or: 1. Remove selection 2. Popup up a message box with something like: "Color for selected cells has been set. Press OK to reselect the cells and continue. (Color will not show)" Con: we aren't supposed to add new strings any more. or: 1. Change the way we select cells to not change the entire cell's color. That may be difficult. Mike: could we change the selection model *only* for not-in-focus? Can you think of how to show color just in border or padding region of a cell? (That would have problems in cells with border=0, padding=0).
ahh, thanks charley for catching this one, removed nsbeta3+, setting to future -- we can rethink the process after rtm
Hmmmm... so I change the color and press "Apply" but I don't actually get to see the changes? What is the point of the Apply button again? What is it's purpose?
Color is only one of many attribute changes that you would see change. Look, I don't like it either and would love to change it. Any comments on my suggestions above?
(1) Removing the selection--this might be ok to do but then it makes it hard to tell what you are doing if you start navigating with the dialogs buttons (previous/next). (2) Message box to tell the user--I don't like this idea; it just gets in the way of what the user is trying to do. (3) Set a timer--I don't like this idea; seems error-prone from our end and not intuitive from the user side either. Flashing the background seems ugly (and is only temporary). (4) Change the way selection of tables is rendered--this seems most promising. One idea would be to render the selection as an outline with marching ants (animated). Another idea would be to dither or put a mask with diagonal stripes on the background or something along these lines.
Obviously changing the selection style is best, and can't be done for this version, so it looks like this problem will have to be left as "future"
Adding relnoteRTM keyword, cc'ng myself
Dupping to the bug concerning not using background color for cell highlighting. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 26831 ***
verified in 1/12 build.