Grey out CWX indicator, if CWX panel is not open

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I just saw that the CWX indicator is bright, even if the panel is deactivated (yes, I know, the CWX function is usable even with a closed panel). A switchable function of a button should be capable of being differentiated visually.



Please make inactive Panadapter/TX Panel/TNF/CWX indicator grey.
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Ernest - W4EG

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I agree with you about graying it out when it is inactive. 

Although, it is very obvious when it is in use or not.

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To me, grey out means " not available for selection".  It is obvious by observation if it is selected.
Just my opinion.
AL, K0VM
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Al,

in my snapshot, posted above, the panadapter and TNF would be " not available for selection" following your argument.

That is the initial point that irritates me. 
  • Panadapter grey: not selectable / bright: selectable
  • TX Panel bright: selected / bright: not selected
  • TNF grey: global TNF unselected / bright: selected
  • CWX: bright: not selected / bright: selected
The meaning of the coloured buttons is not stringent.

What you mention is 100% right - obvious by observation - but there are a few tricks in GUI design, that differentiate a high-usability-GUI from a usable GUI.

In my opinion, Flex tries to deliver the best possible software and to convince with great features, not only concerning Amateur Radio hard-facts. I just talk about the soft-facts that could by implemented by changing a hex-number and a value.

SMOP ;)

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Tom
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Many thanks tor FRS for "#649 CWX: CWX icon is now grayed out when not open, lit up when opened" in 1.3.8.

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Tom
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