Version: 2.1.0 (using KDE KDE 3.2.0)
Installed from: Debian stable Packages
When Kweather is showing textual data (temperature, etc.), that text can be unreadable depending on the color or other settings of the Kicker panel. The text color should be configurable, at the least. (Text size and position would be nice, too... Kweather with temp. only is HUGE!!!)
Created attachment 5033 [details]
Screenshot of kweather's text nearly unreadable.
Kicker is set to transparent with a tint. One of my desktop backgrounds is a
NASA photo of deep space, and therefore my kicker shows up quite dark on that
desktop. As you can see, the text in Kweather becomes unreadable.
Sorry, the developer consensus is that this won't be fixed because we can't support these various rare configurations without cluttering the configuration UI.
This is a real pain... especially when you have a translucent/parent kicker and a dark/black wallpaper... you can't read a damn thing.
If cluttering the UI is a problem, perhaps you could link the Clock applet's font/type/size settings with kweather? If people don't have a black clock font, they probably won't want a black weather font.
A simple checkbox for this option in UI config...without adding a whole mess of typeface/style/size/color/background options...
Yes, I total agree with Mike. I love the kweather applet, but I usually keep my kicker transparent with a dark background, which basically makes the text on the applet unusable. While I don't feel an adding this option to the configuration dialog will clutter them, it would be nice to at least be able to edit the kweatherrc file by hand to change the color, or as mike said, maybe set it to the clock's color (which is what I want anyways).
And I totally agree with the other guys, Sean and Mike. Kweather as an applet rocks! But I would really like to see the font size and color change from the GUI, too. And its all becase I use the transparent toolbar.
And if you are me, the config UI won't be cluttered with these changes.
Hi. I just received this request also through the Debian BTS (#257135).
IMHO this is indeed a bug -- if you can't read the text because the colours are incompatible and there's no way around it, then it's a usability problem, not just an aesthetic niceity.
If an extra "Font" page were added to the config dialog, this doesn't really seem like clutter either. If you want it then it's there, and if you don't want it then it's a single icon (only one of three) whose purpose is clear and which you can clearly avoid.
I agree, needs to be fixed somehow. With a transparent kicker and a dark background kweather becomes useless, and I don't think the UI cluttering would be a such a big problem.
just wanted to concur that this is a problem, since I couldn't vote for it (got a "max 20 votes for this product")
Clearly a usability bug which needs to be resolved by adding a seperate tab to the settings page. Does not incur any clutter at all in my opinion.
Please re-open this bug.
Counting myself, that makes 8 people (out of 9) who have agreed with me in the last 22 months or so. :^)
I realize things are moving to Plamsa and such, but in the meantime, it seems like a good idea to fix this.
(Note: Since my initial report, due to this and other issues, I've personally switched to using the SuperKaramba LiquidWeather++ instead of KWeather. But at the same time, I've also missed having weather visible at all times, in my panel.)
So I agree with Edwin, please re-open this bug.