Elements edition. v5.0.10 Win 10
I ran a forum search first, thinking this is likely some Qt weirdness/quirk; nothing useful returned. Anyway, probably already logged ‘known issues’, awaiting necessary time/resource. Or, might it be me and my system…?
All settings as defaults here. Am in ‘Write’ mode.
- Preferences → Colors → Background Colours.
Upon first opening, should this UI be showing the ‘Single Colour’ button highlighted in blue here.? My expectation would be for the ‘Gradient’ button to be highlighted instead, since my main working music area and the long ‘colour bar/strip’ indication below the buttons, is already displaying as a gradient colour.
In short, the ‘Single color’ button seems wrong. And the ‘Stop 1 -4’ colour box display values are wrong (they should all be ‘active’).
Now click on the Gradient Colour button, it turns blue and the colour bar indication, doesn’t change. Good. And now the ‘Stop 1 - 4’ colour box values are all active. Good. Ok; my expected behaviour (it’s a dynamic UI of course).
Next, clicking back on the ‘Single Colour’ button. Now the colour bar indication updates to reflect the new state, displaying a single solid colour. And ‘Stop 1’ colour box is the only one active. This is good.
I don’t press ‘Apply’ just now, instead choosing to ‘Close’ and ‘Discard changes’. I want to experiment some more.
With the ‘Gradient Colour’ button again active/highlighted, choose any of the ‘Preset’ colours (schemes/themes.?) from the drop-down menu box to the right. Note there’s no associated gradient colour bar indication displayed, for that Preset. In fact all the Gradient Presets display in the colour bar as a solid/single colour. Though I’m assuming it should be a gradient - all the ‘Stop 1 - 4’ colour box values are active and they show the different colours (of the gradient) as per the preset.
Note also:- the Gradient Preset name displayed in the menu box.
In upper ‘Write’ mode category, this always reads as ‘Custom’. Unlike for lower ‘Engrave’ mode where, as expected, it retains the chosen Preset name. (see below)
Of course, as said at the start, I might have misunderstood the workings of things in here…