>> There is no way to select one of the 16 "Custom colors" as a /target/
>> (for the above mentioned button) without the contained color overwriting
>> the "freeform color selector" stuff on the right. :-|
First off, I was a bit quick on the draw :-\ There actually is a way to
select the target - as long as you have no problem dropping the mouse and
using the keyboard (alt-C, cursor keys). Also, I realized afterwards that I
could try to subclass that 'Custom color" control (though it would need a
lot of debugging to figure out whats going on inside them / how those 16
colors are addressed).
> Mind you, at least the color chooser, find text, replace text, and
> print related dialogs are remnants of Windows v2.x, and there
> hasn't been any significant changes.
In other words : way-back-when they didn't quite think of what they wrote
was /actually/ reusable (even though it seems they wanted it to be), and as
"it works" there is no reason to revisit it - even though they have changed
multiple aspects of the GUI, and that multiple times. :-)
> The reason why there's no alpha channel and OTF font filtering
> support in the first place.
I had to look "OTF fonts" up. First thought was "On The Fly fonts",
thoughI couldn't imagine anything to that ... :-) But a google later and
I think its about OpenType (auto-scaling) vector fonts. I assume it would
be handly to use only those when when you want to blow up prints.
As for the alpha channel ? Yes, I also noticed its absense. Possibly
related to the way-back-when you mentioned (when it effectivily didn't exist
on Windows yet ?). I stored a thought about adding after I got the rest
to work. Currently I'm not so sure if I should even try ...
Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it.