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Subject: Re: gui_syncsplash unclear on dark backdrop; iriver H320

Re: gui_syncsplash unclear on dark backdrop; iriver H320

From: Michael Sevakis <>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 20:28:00 -0400

I think the gray levels are individually adjustable on the tomato potato :)
in the remote and I find the text itself a bit unclear on the splashes
myself. Could use a gamma setting perhaps or just change the lightness of
each. IMO, you could put this up in flyspray.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Calum Mackay" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 5:07 PM
Subject: gui_syncsplash unclear on dark backdrop; iriver H320

> hi all, apols if this isn't the right place.
> Since switching to a dark backdrop, on my iriver H320, I'm unable to
> easily see messages put up by gui_syncsplash(), e.g. "Shutting down...",
> since they appear as black text on a transparent background, which is
> almost invisible against my dark backdrop.
> I see this code in splash():
> #if LCD_DEPTH > 1
> if(screen->depth>1) {
> prevbg = screen->get_background();
> prevfg = screen->get_foreground();
> screen->set_background(LCD_LIGHTGRAY);
> screen->set_foreground(LCD_BLACK);
> }
> although the messages I see are actually black text with a transparent
> background, and thus are black text on whatever the backdrop currently
> is. So perhaps the above code is for the LCD remote (where the msgs are
> visible)?
> Either way, is this perhaps a bug - in that splash() should use a fixed
> background colour, not a transparent one which won't work with a dark
> backdrop; or perhaps an RFE for a setting to control the colours used by
> splash()?
> Thanks for any comments,
> best regards,
> calum.
Received on 2006-09-28

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