On Sat, 2012-12-29 at 18:18 -0600, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
Disclaimer: I don't know how the Inverse theme is written. If it is an identical copy of the default theme, but with colors changed, it *will* be a lot of work to keep it in sync with the default theme *if that is done by hand*.
I'm on Gnome 3.6 (openSUSE 12.2), and I just turned these on:
Magnifier / Zoom at 1.0 magnification
White-on-black on the "Color Effects" for the magnifier.
From my uninformed viewpoint, it looks quite pleasant - dark and not too contrasty. The shadows under windows are a bit weird, as they turn into highlighted halos. It looks usable, but of course I'm not behind Bryen's eyes :)
Bryen, how is the magnifier with inverted colors different from the old Inverse theme? Or what is it that makes the magnifier unusable for you?
In a nutshell, Magnifier inverses EVERYTHING. Including images. Just because I am visually impaired doesn't mean I don't appreciate images nor work with them. I work quite extensively with images as part of my work. With magnifier inverting whole screen instead of just the theming, I'm losing a lot of personal functionality here.
Try watching a video. :-)
And if you say, oh well, just turn off the magnifier and watch the video in normal mode, no that doesn't work either. I'm extremely sensitive to white areas and being in normal mode, the white areas of the screen will overpower my ability to see the video or images in normal mode. Large chunks of white areas on a screen will essentially be like a flashlight in my face and I can't see anything.
Inverse theming is very different conceptually from inverse screening. We shouldn't have to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality. It was working just fine before.
Hope that enlightened you. :-)