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Subject: [SD-User] SD colours on Windows 10
From: "Martin Davies G0HDB" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 23:21:55 -0000
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I've been a user of SD for many years and have got fully accustomed to its 
colour scheme in 
which logged QSOs are shown in yellow on a green-ish (teal?) background, with 
colours as shown in the screenshot on the first page of the SD manual and also 
in the main 
screen and the logging line of the screen as shown on the website.  However...

I've just replaced my previous Windows 7 'shack' PC with a new machine running 
10, and when I use the RESET command to restore the default colours I find that 
the colour 
scheme is not particularly to my liking.  Furthermore, I don't seem to be able 
to select the 
colours so that the appearance reverts to what I've become used to on the 
previous Windows 
7 PC (and all its predecessors way back to Windows 98 or perhaps 95 and 
probably even 
DOS!).  I'm using the same monitor with the new Windows 10 PC as I was with the 
Windows 7 machine so nothing has changed on that front.

Is there any way to select a different colour palette that will give me the 
old-style colour 
scheme when running SD under Windows 10, or is the available colour palette 
governed by 
the selected Windows 10 'theme'?  In its infinite wisdom Microsoft appears to 
have got rid of 
the ability to use the 'classic' Window appearance theme in Windows 10 - grrrr!

An alternative suggestion for Paul to consider would be to allow the entry of 
hex numbers for 
each of SD's nine or ten colour selection options (windows background, logged 
logging line etc etc), as is implemented in certain other amateur radio apps 
(eg. WSJT-X).  
An example of a colour code in WSJT-X is #46ff5f, which is the colour I use to 
show my 
callsign in a message.  Allowing the entry of a hex colour code for each option 
would give 
almost unlimited flexibility in the selection of the colour for each of the 
options in SD and 
would enable a user to customise entirely the SD app's colour scheme to suit 
their individual 
preferences and requirements rather than restricting them to selecting one of 
the limited 
range of 16 colours as at present.

73, Martin G0HDB

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