Hey all - not sure if this is the right forum to post this. Hopefully it belongs here:
I'm running Manjaro 18.4(?) KDE with the default theme. Octopi shows a tiny graphic of an ethernet port beside each package, and differentiates installed from uninstalled packages by changing this graphic from "greenish" to "reddish."
I put those in quotes because for a long time I didn't realize it was changing the color AT ALL. I'm red/green colorblind, like roughly 10% of the male population, and have been having major issues with this. Here's an example (ignore the checkmark) :
Due to the low saturation of the colors used, and the fact that these icons are tiny, I literally can't tell the difference between the two without sticking my face about 10cm from the screen and squinting. If I do that, I can vaguely see there are two different colors there but couldn't tell you which is which. I had to load this screenshot in Photoshop and use the eyedropper tool just to figure out if I had both colors represented!
This isn't pretty, but I had a go at making a "better" version:
...if the red/green dichotomy must be kept, at least I could tell those apart.
On the other hand,
Much, much better.
So yeah, I guess question 1 is, is there a way I could replace those icons myself without rebuilding the whole program or hex-editing some datafile?
And, question 2, is this something that should be fixed for everyone?
I'm interested to hear from other colorblind people on this - are you having the same problem, or is it "just me"? It seems like this is a pretty big usability issue that could be fixed, but maybe I'm just an edge case here.
Once again, roughly 10% of the male population are red/green blind, and 1% female, but it doesn't affect everyone in exactly the same way. Still, that's a lot of users potentially having trouble with this.