Bug 437101

Summary: Certain combination of color schemes/plasma themes and note colors yield poor contrast between note and UI controls (buttons, scrollbar)
Product: [Plasma] kdeplasma-addons Reporter: Podagric <kde.podagric>
Component: notesAssignee: Plasma Bugs List <plasma-bugs>
Severity: normal CC: andreas_k, luca.pedrielli, nate
Priority: NOR Keywords: usability
Version: 5.21.90   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Other   
OS: Other   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:
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Description Podagric 2021-05-14 16:15:40 UTC
Created attachment 138423 [details]

Various parts of the applet and the configuration menu need better contrast

1. Activate the breeze-dark theme
2. Create a note on the desktop
3. Add enough text for the scroll to be displayed

The contrast between the color of the note and the scroll bar on some notes is insufficient to distinguish both.

In the attached video I also show how the text in the transparent note does not have enough contrast to display the text in the preview.
See how it looks with the white theme: https://i.imgur.com/80cMDeW.png

Operating System: Arch Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.90
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.82.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Graphics Platform: X11
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2021-05-18 20:46:42 UTC
The scrollbar looks good to me. What plasma theme and color scheme are you using? Default settings or something else?
Comment 2 Podagric 2021-05-18 21:59:15 UTC
I'm using the breeze-dark theme. there is a video attached to the bug, see how the scroll bar of the yellow note has little contrast relative to the background of the note
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2021-05-19 15:26:54 UTC
Gotcha. I can see the same problem using a black color for the note when using a light theme.

Because we let you controls both the theme color and also the note color of the widget, I worry that this is not a fixable bug. The scrollbar automatically adjusts its color based on the theme but cannot be easily able to do so based on the overridden color in the widget itself. We're basically saying to the user, "it's now up to you to ensure adequate contrast for the scrollbar (if any)".

Maybe there is a way for the scrollbar's color scheme to be overridable locally such that the color note could choose a scrollbar color that preserves adequate contrast for the current color.
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2021-09-09 16:32:08 UTC
*** Bug 441950 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2021-10-12 15:45:47 UTC
*** Bug 353819 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Nate Graham 2021-10-12 15:47:09 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 353819 ***