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Offline Yona-TYT

[Gui] transparency in the status bar.
« on: April 04, 2017, 09:36:41 PM »
I have problems to make contrast with the player colors, I do not know if it is possible, but I would like to use transparenaca in the status bar to solve this.

Offline Leartin

Re: [Gui] transparency in the status bar.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 05:08:15 AM »
Is there even game behind the status bar? I'd think that it can't be transparent, since it's outside the playing field.

Wouldn't it be better if one could choose in the theme which of the eight player colors should be used? I think currently it's one of the darker shades, expecting a bright background, since it's a dark background, it should be a brighter shade.

Offline Ters

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Re: [Gui] transparency in the status bar.
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 05:49:29 AM »
Even if there was a world behind the status bar, you would then get contrast issues with whatever is behind the status bar. That is why most subtitles on television and in movies have a contrasting outline around the text, if it is not displaying the text on a solid colored rectangle. It is a better to ensure that the colors for the text and the status bar have the right contrast, because they are controllable. At least so long as Simutrans can't do font outlines.

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Re: [Gui] transparency in the status bar.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 01:27:07 AM »
There is nothing behind it, that is left empty. A transparent color would also not work with the scrolling ...