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Offline john283

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I, along with a fair percentage of the adult male population have some red/green colorblindness. I simply cannot see whether the various checkboxes/options/etc are checked or not. This is in Avast Premium Security 20.5.

Is there an option to change colors or themes that I'm missing?

Thanks.

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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 09:15:04 PM »
Not that I'm aware of - I have tried to draw some Avast attention to your topic.
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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 09:35:29 PM »
I think this is important, so I have forwarded it on Avast's Slack as well.


EDIT : It has been picked up by Avast, and forwarded to the right Developer.

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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 10:54:35 PM »
DavidR & Rednose, thank you.  I (and I expect a lot of others) hope that it gets resolved.

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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 11:50:46 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 02:56:30 PM »
Sorry for a possibly stupid question, but it's a bit hard for me to imagine (I tried some visualizations and I'm still not sure what exactly the problem is - or possibly what checkboxes in particular are we talking about).
So - with red/green colorblindness, you don't see the (green) checkbox on the dark grey background in Avast? (is the difference in brightness too small, i.e. is the green to dark or grey too bright)? What changes would make it better?

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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 05:20:52 PM »
Thanks for the response Igor.

I too wondered about that and looking at my own settings on a 1080P 15.6" laptop the check boxes are quite small and subsequently the actual check marks even smaller. 

I think choosing a colour that is more contrasting to the dark background, like Yellow rather than trying to find a shard of Green or Red that might suit the OP.  This however might not suit others with Red/Green colour-blindness. 

A change to a yellow check mark, wouldn't entail a change of the background colour and give reasonable contrast.
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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 06:58:39 PM »
The "checked" checkboxes seem to have a very slight orange cast to them. I don't see a checkmark at all. The coloring is so faint that it's hard to tell if it's checked or not. I <think> that yellow would be fine for anyone with my particular type of colorblindness. (It would be perfect for me.) Thank you for looking into this!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 07:01:50 PM by john283 »

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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 09:15:10 AM »
Thanks john283 for your post and details. We are working on fix. Is it possible to provide you with proposal of changes to get feedback from you? Thank you

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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 09:50:33 PM »
Yes, I'd be happy to look at it.

Thank you!

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Re: Red/green colorblindness & inability to see Avast checkboxes
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 10:41:43 AM »
Hi John, I sent you proposal via e-mail last week. Please check you have it. Thank you.