Confusing issues with the color palette with themes
Jul 19, 2018
I would like to know if I am the only person noticing this issue, which confused me greatly.
In the Theme editing menu, the colors are listed as follows: Dark 1, Light 1, Dark 2 and Light 2. However, when I select a color in the regular palette, via the menu bar to change a text's color, the colors are now ordered as follow: Light 1, Dark 1, Light 2 and Dark 2.
Let's say that in my theme menu, I use these, from top to bottom: Dark 1 = Red, Light 1 = Yellow, Dark 2 = Green and Light 2 = Blue. In the palette, the colors will be ordered as such, from left to right: Yellow, Red, Blue and Green.
The accent colors are not effected, but this also leads to another issue: I cannot select the Hyperlink, Control 1, Custom 1 and Custom 2 colors, just like I assigned them for my theme. Furthermore, Custom 1 is for buttons on their Normal state, while Control 1 is for buttons on their Hover state. The term "custom" can be confusing as it does often refer to something exclusive. Finally, the Hover and Down colors seem to be overlayed instead directly applied, meaning that new states might change the colors of those states unwillingly.
Here are my concerns:
- Why are the Dark and Light colors switched around from the theme menu to the palette? Please note that you have a an expanded palette while picking the colors in the theme.
- How can I access my Hyperlink, Control 1, Custom 1 and Custom 2 colors from in the palette?
- How come Control 1 isn't for the button's Normal state (instead of Hover), and how come there isn't a Control 2 for Hover and a Control 3 for Down?
- How are the colors applied for both the Hover and Down states? Are they overlayed, superposed, added, subtracted or something else?