So I killed a bunch of folders in AppData and it sorts out the colors, but the design of the CI popup feels pretty amateurish with the opacity, tint and gradient fill, and the random color issue is still there - in this screenshot it’s yellow, though it could be blue, purple, brown, green, etc
And I guess the text / layout it’s just reflecting the current theme, right?
For some reason, it just doesn’t feel professional to me… but perhaps that’s just because of the various other design inconsistencies.
I just expect my IDE to stay neutral and consistent, from prefs, to menus, to popups, autocomplete, icons, etc… but they seem to be different everywhere you look.
You seem to be experiencing a bug there, it should definitely not be showing you different colors randomly, that is very odd, I’ve no clue what could be causing that off the top of my head. It should color itself according to your color scheme, so with a white background it should be a simple greyish popup with a veeery faint gradient.
There absolutely is consistency but you are simply running into a bug. Could you post your error log?
Also, as ever, keep in mind that this is a pre-release (!). Bugs will happen. If something isnt adding up it probably means it isnt worked as intended.
I realise this is a nightly, but the trend appears to be to tackle each component on its own, and there’s no real overall visual cohesion.
Every other IDE I’ve used remains consistent:
The core framework UI feels the most cohesive, and I think you’ve done a great job on the file type and the new code view icons:
In my view, everything else should aim to emulate that; it does its job well and there are no unnecessary surprises.
It’s not my intention to pick holes, I’m just trying to raise a valid point about the overall visual consistency and UX of the product - which I think is extremely important - and the more fiddling that happens, the further away from that Komodo will be.
I was speaking in regards to the HUD elements (such as the autocomplete popup), not the UI overall. The UI has gotten very inconsistent and I’ve been working hard on streamlining it, but it’s not a simple or short process. It is an iterative process.
The issue you are raising is absolutely valid, but rest assured it is one that we are well aware of, and have been for a while. It’s because of us addressing this issue (again, an iterative process) that you ran into this bug and opened this thread
Also I will not name any one editor specifically but I strongly disagree that the UI/UX is more consistent in some of those editors you named, to the point where I have a hard time even believing that you named them Yes Komodo needs to improve its UX, but we’re not THAT bad.
Btw the toolbar in your screenshot is using a non-default iconset, not sure if you configured that yourself or if that may be a (upgrade?) bug.
This took about 45 mins of deleting AppData folders one by one, working out which ones Komodo recreated, then deleting files from them, then folders in the XRE folder, then files, then comparing files that Komodo recreated (at which point the flashing stopped) then working out it was the prefs file, then deleting swathes of prefs until the flashing stopped again, then singling out the offending line.
What’s that all about then? I’ve had this in previous versions; no idea how it got there, but it seems to be in the core.
I was seriously worried that it might have been one of my own extensions at one point and I might have left in some exploratory code. Glad it ain’t
Edit 1: Go to about:config then set “nglayout.debug.paint_flashing_chrome” to true. Behold! DISCO 2000!
Edit 2: This works in Firefox (about:config) too. I feel some pranking coming on