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a request about colors (I know, I have read roadmap)

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:08 am
by Orodeus
- I understand there are important improvements under progress needing code writing and blah blah ... but I humbly think there are some simple but significant changes that can be easily implemented (just usually needs few code lines) ... for example: increasing number of colors in highlighting note text (currently it is only yellow) , I know, I have checked road-map and it is not voted so frequently to make it a popular request ... but on the other hand it is much much more simple than something ground breaking like adding images to notes

- anyway, I am using cintanotes for few years , I love it and I admire it in any condition ...

Re: a request about colors (I know, I have read roadmap)

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:49 pm
by Thomas Lohrum
I think you can tweak the following setting "editor.colors.highlight" in file cintanotes.settings.

Thomas

Re: a request about colors (I know, I have read roadmap)

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:09 am
by Orodeus
thanks, but by this suggested way, though we can have highlighitng with another color, still we have only ONE highlighting color, so nothing changed, and naturally I can not edit cintanotes setting while writing a note to have 2 highlighting colors !!!

Re: a request about colors (I know, I have read roadmap)

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:04 am
by CintaNotes Developer
Hi Orodeous,
Thanks for the suggestion.

I know it will sound not very plausible, but adding any feature which requires changes to the UI
involves many hidden expenses such as translating, documenting, etc.

But here this is even not the main problem. This feature will require A LOT of changes across the program:

  • It will be necessary to make sure that the highlight color stays the same when
    you cut and paste text (which sounds obvious, but will in fact require extra programming effort on our
    part).
  • Also we'll have to make sure that the highlight color is correctly exported to HTML, and correctly printed
    out.
  • Also the XML format will have to be extended to accommodate several flavors of highlight.
  • Should I also mention that Simplenote sync will need to be updated too?
  • Last but not least, the DB format will need to change to store the information about the highlight color,
    and the DB and XML import code will need to understand both "old" and "new" formats.

So unfortunately I can't mark this task as "easy" and put into pipeline immediately.
It is by all measures of "medium" complexity and thus will have to gather some more votes first.
Sorry for dissapointing you in this regard.

Re: a request about colors (I know, I have read roadmap)

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:01 am
by Orodeus
Ops!
considering all necessary changes , I am really convinced! it seems I should continue with this yellow highlight.
Thank you very much for your attention and response

Re: a request about colors (I know, I have read roadmap)

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:24 am
by CintaNotes Developer
It's no problem - thanks for understanding!

Re: a request about colors (I know, I have read roadmap)

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:59 pm
by Clairvaux
I appreciate the technical explanation given, but in actual daily work, this agressive yellow highlighting is quite obnoxious. I have the same problem, by the way, in Word 2003, which only lets you use absurdly bright colours for highlighting -- and a very few ones, at that.

If you highlight frequently, as I do, it's worth changing the argument of the editor.colors.highlight file. I use

#fcf3cf

which gives out a nice and soothing light brownish yellow. A sample of other usable colors :

#fae8cc
#fcf3cf
#fefab1
#fff9a3
#f9f5c6
#fae8cb
#fff59d


Chose your own on this smart educational site :
http://htmlcolorcodes.com/color-picker

Other similar resources :
http://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp
http://www.hexcolortool.com/

Congrats to Cinta Notes developers, who have designed one of the very few contemporary pieces of software that are actually a pleasure to use, and worth investing one's learning time into. Please don't break the clever simplicity which make it so worthwhile !

Re: a request about colors (I know, I have read roadmap)

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:40 pm
by CintaNotes Developer
Thanks for the useful info on colors! We'll take this into account for the new UI in CN4.0
And thanks for the kind words about the program.

Re: a request about colors (I know, I have read roadmap)

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:05 pm
by Smithy
Clairvaux wrote:If you highlight frequently, as I do, it's worth changing the argument of the editor.colors.highlight file. I use

#fcf3cf

which gives out a nice and soothing light brownish yellow. A sample of other usable colors :

#fae8cc
#fcf3cf
#fefab1
#fff9a3
#f9f5c6
#fae8cb
#fff59d


Chose your own on this smart educational site :
http://htmlcolorcodes.com/color-picker

Other similar resources :
http://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp
http://www.hexcolortool.com/




Thanks for this very helpful info and insight into using colors!