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From: Pratyush Yadav <me@yadavpratyush.com>
To: serg.partizan@gmail.com
Cc: Stefan Haller <stefan@haller-berlin.de>, git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] git-gui: use gray selection background for inactive text?? widgets
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:38:27 +0530
Message-ID: <20201130180827.2oimhr3vmjq7tzaq@yadavpratyush.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <WC3MKQ.KLJ4EJGGRQYY2@gmail.com>

Hi,

I have not had the time to go through these patches. I'll try to do it 
in a couple days.

On 30/11/20 03:41PM, serg.partizan@gmail.com wrote:
> 
> 
> On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 18:40, Stefan Haller <stefan@haller-berlin.de>
> wrote:
> > After spending quite a while single-stepping through lots of Tk code, I
> > found the reason. On Mac, disabled text widgets simply don't draw the
> > selection background. [1]
> > 
> > I can see three options for solving this:
> > 
> > 1) Don't use "state focus" and "state !focus" on the text widgets, but
> >    instead set the selection color manually using "text conf sel
> >    -background". Disadvantage: have to calculate the disabled color
> >    using a heuristic like I did for the file lists in my v2 patch.
> > 
> > 2) Don't use "configure -state disabled" to make the diff text widget
> >    read-only; instead, use one of the other methods from [2].
> >    Disadvantage: quite a big change, and seems complex to me.
> > 
> > 3) Enable the the diff widget when it loses focus, and disable it again
> >    when it gets focus. I tried this in a quick prototype, and it works
> >    very well. It just *feels* wrong to enable a read-only text widget
> >    while it is unfocused; but I couldn't find any situation where it
> >    would behave wrong, because as soon as you try to interact with it,
> >    the first thing that happens is that it gets disabled again.
> > 
> > I tend towards option 3, because it's reasonably simple and works. I'll
> > work on a patch tomorrow unless anybody has objections.
> > 
> 
> I don't like any of this options, as it makes code complicated. I personally
> would prefer to not implement this feature at all, but that's just me.

That is my first thought as well. All 3 alternatives are less than 
ideal. I don't think the problem is big enough to warrant adding hacks 
like this. They will come back to bite us sooner or later.

If you _really_ want to fix this, maybe try convincing the Tk devs about 
fixing it.
 
> Maybe Pratyush can say something reasonable about this, as maintainer.
> 
> I propose to wait a week or two for other opinions, before starting to write
> a patch.
> 
> 

-- 
Regards,
Pratyush Yadav

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-30 18:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-24 15:48 [PATCH] git-gui: Basic dark mode support Serg Tereshchenko
2020-08-25 19:01 ` Matthias Aßhauer
2020-09-22 11:04 ` Pratyush Yadav
2020-09-26 14:54   ` [PATCH v2] " Serg Tereshchenko
2020-10-07 11:07     ` Pratyush Yadav
2020-10-08  8:24       ` [PATCH] " Serg Tereshchenko
2020-10-08 13:07     ` [PATCH v2] " Pratyush Yadav
2020-11-21 17:47       ` Stefan Haller
2020-11-22 12:30         ` serg.partizan
2020-11-22 13:32         ` [PATCH] git-gui: Fix selected text colors Serg Tereshchenko
2020-11-22 15:41           ` Stefan Haller
2020-11-22 17:16             ` serg.partizan
2020-11-23 11:48               ` [PATCH] git-gui: use gray selection background for inactive text widgets Stefan Haller
2020-11-23 13:13                 ` serg.partizan
2020-11-23 19:03                   ` Stefan Haller
2020-11-23 20:08                     ` serg.partizan
2020-11-29 17:40                 ` Stefan Haller
2020-11-30 13:41                   ` serg.partizan
2020-11-30 18:08                     ` Pratyush Yadav [this message]
2020-11-30 20:18                       ` Stefan Haller
2020-11-30 20:18                         ` [PATCH] git-gui: keep showing selection when diff view gets deactivated on Mac Stefan Haller
2020-11-23 19:03               ` [PATCH] git-gui: Fix selected text colors Stefan Haller
2020-11-23 20:50                 ` serg.partizan
2020-11-24 21:19                   ` Stefan Haller
2020-11-24 21:23                     ` [PATCH v2] git-gui: use gray background for inactive text widgets Stefan Haller
2020-12-17 21:49                       ` Pratyush Yadav
2020-12-17 22:14                         ` Stefan Haller
2020-12-18 12:50                           ` Pratyush Yadav
2020-12-18 13:01                             ` Stefan Haller
2020-12-18  9:43                         ` [PATCH v3] " Stefan Haller
2020-12-18 12:51                           ` Pratyush Yadav
2020-12-18 19:46                           ` Pratyush Yadav
2020-12-17 20:23           ` [PATCH] git-gui: Fix selected text colors Pratyush Yadav
2020-10-07 11:13 ` [PATCH] git-gui: Basic dark mode support Pratyush Yadav
2020-10-08  8:20   ` Serg Tereshchenko
2020-10-08  8:28     ` Pratyush Yadav
2020-10-08  8:44       ` Serg Tereshchenko

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