On Sep 30, 2012, at 5:28 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM, John Smith wrote:
>> Recently committed some options for the Swatch/Palette border
>> (Swatch/Palette popup menu Border->None/Solid/Wide).
>> I think there is a good case made (both user acceptance and better
>> distinction) for setting the default border to solid black in the below bug
>> report.
>> Any interest in changing the default border ?
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/171177
> Excuse me, but why do we need this, IMO, over-configurability?

One argument for having a swatch border is that gradients in the Auto palette can blend together [1]
Another argument is improved distinction between adjoining swatches [2]

Some people probably prefer to have no swatch border.

So which is a better default .. border or not ?

[1] https://launchpadlibrarian.net/26007562/Capture.PNG
[2] https://launchpadlibrarian.net/10579733/borders.png