#44 impossible to tell if file/dir under cursor is selected

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2009-06-19
2009-06-19
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Hi Thomas

I just received the following Bugreport in Debian BTS: http://bugs.debian.org/533570

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Hello,

The cursor is using white/black even if the file underneath is selected.
It should for example change the foreground to the same color as
"Selected Item" (default red) instead.

I know this is upstream, but have no idea where to report/forward it.

Regards,
Andrei
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Would it be possible to change the behaviour when having the cursor over a selected item, so that this is distinquished?

Many thanks ofr all your work
Kind regards
Salvatore

Discussion

  • Tomas Bzatek
    Tomas Bzatek
    2009-06-19

    Yes, this is a known issue, limitation of GtkTreeView. There's no way to dynamically change colours of the cursor/text, with no significant performance impact. Any hints are welcome, the widget is not flexible that much however.

     
  • Hi Tomas

    Hmm, yes this seems reasonable to not have an impact on performance. I didn't foud it out yet how gnome-commander does ist (see attached screenshot). The text of the selected item is yellow in default color scheme. If I pass over it with the coursor, the text is still yellow. So maybe if we can find out how gnome-commander solves this, it is possible applicable to tuxcmd too?

    Kind regards
    Salvatore

    p.s.: many thanks for your fast reply

     
  • Tomas Bzatek
    Tomas Bzatek
    2009-11-26

    FYI, gnome-commander uses deprecated GtkCList from gtk 1.x era, it's a completely different widget.

    I have plans to write custom list view widget from scratch or partially based on the Evolution one. No time to do that though.