Thursday, January 24, 2013

Seeing red

I just started up Google Chrome and my eye was caught by the minimize, maximize and close buttons in the title bar, which are bright red.

They stick out like a sore thumb. I can't believe I wouldn't have noticed it before. Is it just me, or my computer? If the buttons have changed colour, why? My eye is constantly drawn to these bright red buttons. It is a real eyesore.

5 comments:

PE4BAS, Bas said...

I have't noticed it. But I use a different "skin" for chrome. So it could be it is not affected. Try the newest beta Julian, it probabely solves your problem. 73, Bas

Julian Moss said...

Chrome is already up to date running Version 25.0.1364.45 beta-m. Perhaps the last update introduced the red buttons?

Nicolas Doye said...

Just noticed this today too with the Chrome beta on Win7. On my theme the red extends to the right of the rightmost button.

I'm also on 25.0.1364.45 beta-m/

It's really jarring as I have a black and white theme.

Phil said...

I'd suggest not using the beta channel if your tolerance for weirdness is low :).

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Oh my, Oh my! I got the same thing Julian. After upgrading to the new beta today. I knew I get this of course, but wanted to see it with my own eyes...What would be the reason of doing this as programmer? To see if anyone notice it? 73, Bas