"Test" button for the color Palette

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"Test" button for the color Palette

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I think it would be better to add another button for this Prefs tool, adding a simple "Test" button for the palette editor in Prefs would make it perfect, right now we have only the "Use" button (with "Save" and "Cancel") but it's not always friendly expecially if you need to monitor your color modifications in real time, the "Use" button will just apply the modification closing the editor instead ...
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Re: "Test" button for the color Palette

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samo79 wrote:I think it would be better to add another button for this Prefs tool, adding a simple "Test" button for the palette editor in Prefs would make it perfect, right now we have only the "Use" button (with "Save" and "Cancel") but it's not always friendly expecially if you need to monitor your color modifications in real time, the "Use" button will just apply the modification closing the editor instead ...
Actually the palette is updated dynamcaly as you move the sliders so there is no need for a test button as such.

On an 8bit screen that is immediatly obvious as there is a 1to1 relatiion shipp between pen colours and bits on the screen.

However on deep screens this is not true so you don't see the effect until something is redrawn. Forceing a redraw of the whole screen would not be practicle but perhaps a preview window like on fonts prefs could be added, so you can see the realtime changes.

Added a enhancement requet to that effect bug #7793
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Re: "Test" button for the color Palette

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broadblues wrote:Actually the palette is updated dynamcaly as you move the sliders so there is no need for a test button as such.
Yes you are right here
broadblues wrote:but perhaps a preview window like on fonts prefs could be added, so you can see the realtime changes.

Added a enhancement requet to that effect bug #7793
Thanks for the enhancement report, your seems a very good solution Andy ! ;)
Infact on Font prefs you can monitor visually all you changes and even more try them with a proper "Test" button, so add a similar behaviour (test button or not) also on Palette will add exact the same plus and definetely solve my request
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