Label color gradient

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Joachim G.

11 May, 2018 10:08 PM

Hello,
I know a similar question has been asked here before several times by other users. But since I've been working with Path Finder every day for years and the task is still unresolved after a very long time I really like to change it now:
What do I have to do to switch off the label color gradient? I like to do it myself even in the source code, but couldn't find anything there.

The gradients are simply very annoying for me in the daily use of Path Finder and I have waited long enough for an official solution. It can't be that hard to change.

Thank you very much for telling me what I have to change in which file,
Joachim

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 12 May, 2018 02:57 PM

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    Hi Joachim, 

    Thanks for reaching out! 

    May I ask you, what label color gradient are you referring to? 
    Any chance to attach a screenshot? So we avoid confusion. 

    Looking forward to your reply. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 12 May, 2018 02:57 PM.

  3. Joachim G. re-opened this discussion on 03 Jun, 2018 09:53 AM

  4. 2 Posted by Joachim G. on 03 Jun, 2018 09:53 AM

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    Thanks Jordan,

    Sure – and sorry for the delay – I was on a business trip.

    Below is an example screenshot of the (label) color gradients in Path
    Finder which I want to exchange with a modern style flat color like in
    TotalFinder (see below the PF screenshot).

    I know similar questions have been asked before several times by other
    users but nothing happened here since years – even brand new PF8 shows
    the old fashioned gradient color style.

    So what do I have to do to "switch off" the label color gradient? I've
    tried to do it even myself in PF's source files, but couldn't find
    anything there. The gradients are simply very annoying for me (and seems
    for a lot of other users) in the daily use of Path Finder. It shouldn't
    be that hard to implement a solution since Path Finder offers already a
    lot design adjustment options.

    (View this discussion at your support site online:
    http://support.cocoatech.com/discussions/problems/98942-label-color-gradient
    )

    Thank you very much
    Joachim

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    > Path Finder Support Team <mailto:[email blocked]>
    > 12. Mai 2018 um 16:57
    > From: Path Finder Support Team (Cocoatech Support)
    > Subject: Label color gradient
    >
    > Hi Joachim,
    >
    > Thanks for reaching out!
    >
    > May I ask you, what label color gradient are you referring to?
    > Any chance to attach a screenshot? So we avoid confusion.
    >
    > Looking forward to your reply.
    >
    > Best Regards,
    > Jordan
    > Path Finder Support Team
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > View this discussion at our support site online:
    > http://support.cocoatech.com/discussions/problems/98942-label-color-gradient
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  5. 3 Posted by psychiatry on 03 Jun, 2018 01:44 PM

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    The problem is that PathFinder uses a color gradient rather than plain color when rendering label colors. This makes it very difficult to read the filenames when the icon size is small - such as 42 pt. It would be nice to remove the color gradient and simply use a plain color when rendering label colors to make filenames easier to read.

    For example:
    https://i.imgur.com/y2mr7j8.png

    PathFinder Label Color Gradient

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 07 Jun, 2018 01:51 PM.

  7. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 07 Jun, 2018 01:51 PM

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