[LAD] User eXperience in Linux Audio continued

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Mon Apr 27 07:38:04 UTC 2015

On Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:31:06 +0200, tom at trellis.ch wrote:
>-font size
>-color contrast  

Theoretical this should be solvable by the font sizes and the colour
theme the user does chose for the DE/WM. Colour themes shouldn't get
broken after updates of the DE/WM and if fonts are large, windows
automatically should add scroll bars if needed.

Unfortunately several apps don't care about the users DE/WM settings
without providing good themes on their own and unfortunately the Linux
DEs are a PITA because each upgrade might break the theme and WMs are
often not that easy to configure as DEs are. However, I never noticed an
issue caused by an upgrade of openbox and JWM, but Xfce4 became a PITA.

A completely no-go are all those apps that try to provide
photo-realistic GUIs, that fake to be analog hardware. Apart from the
bad taste of this kind of theme art, the bigger issues is, that this
kind of theme art often make fonts and controls less good visible.

It seems to be out of style to work in front of a monitor at daylight
while wearing reading glasses.

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