Bug 406453 - Breeze dark: Mouse icon is barely visible
Summary: Breeze dark: Mouse icon is barely visible
Alias: None
Product: Breeze
Classification: Plasma
Component: Icons (show other bugs)
Version: 5.16.4
Platform: Archlinux Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: visual-design
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-04-11 22:23 UTC by Patrick Silva
Modified: 2020-05-19 20:24 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In: 5.71

screenshot (3.01 MB, image/png)
2019-04-11 22:23 UTC, Patrick Silva

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Description Patrick Silva 2019-04-11 22:23:26 UTC
Created attachment 119363 [details]

As we can see in attached screenshot, currently mouse icon is barely visible when breeze dark theme is used.

1. set breeze dark look and feel theme
2. open system settings > input devices

mouse icon should have better visibility

Operating System: KDE neon Unstable Edition
KDE Plasma Version: 5.15.80
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.57.0
Qt Version: 5.12.0
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2019-04-12 02:25:26 UTC
Looks like it's the same issue we had with the clock and gaming controller icons.
Comment 2 Rafael Brandmaier 2019-08-15 10:27:15 UTC
(In reply to Nate Graham from comment #1)
> Looks like it's the same issue we had with the clock and gaming controller
> icons.

I don't think that's the case here because with the icons you mentioned IIRC the problem was having a dark icon with no border, however the cursor shown here has a clear, white border to contrast with the dark environment.

However, I still see the problem as it's easy to overlook the cursor in the Breeze-dark environment. I think you might be better off using the Breeze-snow cursors, which are white with a dark border, and as such stand out more when using Breeze-dark.

Perhaps we should consider setting Breeze-snow as default in the Breeze-dark Look-and-feel (if we don't already do that).
Comment 3 Patrick Silva 2019-08-15 10:32:38 UTC
This report is about mouse icon, not mouse cursor.
Comment 4 Rafael Brandmaier 2019-08-15 11:35:28 UTC
(In reply to Patrick Silva from comment #3)
> This report is about mouse icon, not mouse cursor.

Oh, I see. Disregard my comment. This is definitely be fixable.
Comment 5 Noah Davis 2020-05-19 19:55:42 UTC
Git commit 305a7e5f31102f4aa19caf9cea3e96eb42d990fa by Noah Davis.
Committed on 19/05/2020 at 19:55.
Pushed by ndavis into branch 'master'.

Change mouse icon to have better dark theme contrast

I'm symlinking `preferences-desktop-mouse` and `kmousetool` to `input-mouse` for now. The original mouse icons weren't very pixel aligned anyway.

Test Plan:
`input-mouse`: {F8260460, size=full}
`preferences-desktop-mouse`: {F8260461, size=full}
`kmousetool`: {F8260462, size=full}

{F8260456, size=full}
{F8260457, size=full}

Reviewers: #vdg, saligari, ngraham

Reviewed By: #vdg, ngraham

Subscribers: bruns, ouwerkerk, ndavis, ngraham, kde-frameworks-devel

Tags: #frameworks

Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D29095

T  +1    -42   icons-dark/apps/48/kmousetool.svg
M  +41   -45   icons-dark/devices/64/input-mouse.svg
T  +1    -50   icons-dark/preferences/32/preferences-desktop-mouse.svg
T  +1    -42   icons/apps/48/kmousetool.svg
M  +41   -45   icons/devices/64/input-mouse.svg
T  +1    -50   icons/preferences/32/preferences-desktop-mouse.svg