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Sunday, February 26th, 2017 9:30 PM

Nougat - Notification panel

I have Nougat on my Edge 7. The notification panel now has pale blue icons against a white background. This is quite hard to read outdoors. Is there anyway to change this?

David606

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6 years ago

Unfourtunately not. Whenever Samsung makes a GUI change it's usually something that cannot be altered. When Marshmallow was released everyone hated the fact they had to "swipe up" to enter their lockscreen credentials.

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6 years ago

Really? So that's it? There's *nothing* that can be done? It isn't really just a small thing -- I simply CANNOT tell if wireless or bluetooth is active without looking *very* closely -- even indoors. What possible reason is there to have made something more difficult to read? Worse, there's a setting -- Accesibility, Vision, Show button shapes -- that has NO effect, though it's obviously supposed to address this issue directly. (On further investigation, this is only one of many setting that have no effect, either weren't implemented or bug-checked.)

David606

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6 years ago

The monotone notification bar is pretty much the standard Samsung has implemented on all devices as of 7.0.

GLIMMERMAN76

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6 years ago


@edwardpjackman wrote:

Really? So that's it? There's *nothing* that can be done? It isn't really just a small thing -- I simply CANNOT tell if wireless or bluetooth is active without looking *very* closely -- even indoors. What possible reason is there to have made something more difficult to read? Worse, there's a setting -- Accesibility, Vision, Show button shapes -- that has NO effect, though it's obviously supposed to address this issue directly. (On further investigation, this is only one of many setting that have no effect, either weren't implemented or bug-checked.)


im still trying to figure out why people say its hard to read...

 

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GLIMMERMAN76

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6 years ago


@David606 wrote:

The monotone notification bar is pretty much the standard Samsung has implemented on all devices as of 7.0.


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nah this is why samsung has themes now...  here is a dark shade theme....

 

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6 years ago

You have GOT to be kidding. A side by side comparison to the previous version will make it as clear as night and day. Before, I could read them while running in the direct sun. Now, that just isn't possible. It's absurd to suggest that they didn't make it much harder to read. Of COURSE we can make it out if one looks closely in a shaded area. Again, there is no reasonable explanation to make these harder to make out. Maybe I don't want to have to stop, put on reading glasses, to see if Bluetooth is connected.

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6 years ago

You're describing a "workaround" not a "solution". See below for the 10-times-more-readable buttons BEFORE the lovely update. Also in this image is an embeded image of the "show button shapes" which has NO effect in Nougat -- yet is still there. This is a design flaw, pure and simple. Forcing us to use a black theme rather than the theme of our choice so that it better -- but still not nearly as good as before -- is not an answer.

 

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GLIMMERMAN76

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6 years ago

Well find the theme that looks like marshmallow. Oh that's right it's to hard for you. If you don't like how Samsung did the round of updates get a different phone. Samsung is not going to change what they did that is how it is this update cycle.
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