django wrote:auxbuss wrote:Sadly, it appears that L&L are sticking by this incomprehensible design decision. Such a shame.
Do you mean 3.2.2 doesn't deal with the problem?
I wish someone from L&L would explain the rationale behind it.
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:51 pm Post
django wrote:Disappointing. Scriv persons, might we have something good on this in 3.2.3?
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:55 pm Post
So it's still easy to tell at a glance that an editor is locked.
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:05 pm Post
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:58 pm Post
auxbuss wrote:This is an absolutely terrible decision from a usability and design perspective, imo. But hey ho, I can live without Lock in Place. It's a shame to lose it, but I can more quickly adjust to that than having the wrong editor window being highlighted as active.
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:54 pm Post
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:23 am Post
auxbuss wrote:I'm not sure you've yet understood the problem, Keith.
Here's an example with the system accent and highlight set to blue. The top image is with the left editor selected, and the bottom with the right editor selected. Clear as anything. Anyone who doesn't use Lock in Place will be intimately familiar with this highlighting – the selected editor uses the highlighted colour in the header. Bonza!
Here are the same editor selections with Lock in Place active:
If this behaviour is your intention, then I would like to understand the rationale, so that I might adjust my mental model to accommodate it, because it's currently beyond me.
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:51 pm Post
KB wrote:django wrote:Disappointing. Scriv persons, might we have something good on this in 3.2.3?
No, this won't be changing. The previous system of blue for focussed and pink for locked was never entirely satisfactory because you'd end up with a blue piece of UI when everything else conformed to the system tint colour. We now abide better by standard UI conventions of using the system tint colour to indicate focus. That meant that lock in place had to change, though, since if you had a red system tint colour it would be difficult to tell apart focussed and locked. So locked is now a dark grey.
Note that there is a very distinctive visual clue of an editor being locked in place even without the colour, though: a lock icon appears in the editor bar. So it's still easy to tell at a glance that an editor is locked, even though it might not be as in-your-face as the pink of yore.
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