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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Mama Luigi, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mama Luigi

    Mama Luigi Well-Known Member
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    This is a pretty nitpicky observation, but is anyone else bothered by the color scheme used in the Android market app? Whenever I'm scrolling through a list of apps after doing a search, the highlighted app has a yellow background and the price is in white.

    Hello, white on yellow? Whose idea was that? You have to scroll past whatever app you're interested in and read the price that way first, then scroll up to select the app. The app description turns black when it's highlighted but stays white when it's not, making it readable at all times. Why doesn't the price do the same thing?

    Sorry, it's a dumb little observation but it bugs me. There also seems to be a bug where the description of the highlighted app won't change from white to black until after you've scrolled down and back up again, making the descriptions unreadable as well without hitting the arrow keys a couple times.

    I'm still on a 1.5 phone so can anyone on 2.0/2.1 tell me if this gets fixed?
     

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  2. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    I read prices just fine. But you are correct, it is nitpicky ;)
     
  3. grainysand

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    The highlight is Android green for me. Black text on green background. Like so:

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    Can you post a screenshot? Might be a difference between older versions and Android 2.1, I dunno.
     
  4. Mama Luigi

    Mama Luigi Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I can't post a screenshot because my phone isn't rooted. And I'm not planning on rooting it. If there was a way to take a screenshot without rooting, I'd do it.
     
  5. grainysand

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    I take it your market doesn't look like mine then? Huh.

    Don't need to root to take screenshots, btw, but you need to jump through a few hoops.
     
  6. TheSultan

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    My Market looks like grainy's.
     
  7. BOO5TED

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    This is what the Market looks like on an unrooted CDMA Hero.
     

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  8. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member
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    Oh. Yeah, that does look terrible.
     
  9. BOO5TED

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    I actually prefer the black background to the white.:thinking:
     
  10. Mama Luigi

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    Now if you can just imagine a bright yellow highlight color instead of the green one, making the price completely unreadable, that's what it looks like on my Moment.
     
  11. grainysand

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    Mmm, does the Moment run some kind of custom UI from Samsung over vanilla Android? That could be why.
     
  12. 28064212

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    What's with the different Market schemes? My phone is a Galaxy Spica running 1.5, and it's black. Is the white 2.0+?
     
  13. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member
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    Most likely. Mine's 2.1, so...
     
  14. bluenova

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    Me too

    Yes
     
  15. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Black background saves power on amoled =D
     

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