<div class="gmail_quote"><div>I don't actually mind the new colour scheme too much. It was just the implication that the inability to tell red from green is even remotely common that triggered me here. Colour blindness is common, and extreme colour blindness like the above is very uncommon. Please don't mix the two.
<br> </div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><div class="Ih2E3d"><br>> Finch on the other hand, has a real<br></div>> problem<
<a href="http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/3655" target="_blank">http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/3655</a>>when it comes to colour<br>> blindness.<br><br>This, I don't understand. The finch man page clearly explains how to
<br>change these colors. (Search for [colors] and [colorpairs].)<br></blockquote><div><br>Sure, but because this is actually a major usability issue affecting most of the 10% mentioned (though I only have my perception to back this up at the moment), not only a tiny fraction, I think it should be addressed. The defaults do matter, even when configurable, especially when a colour blind user *doesn't immediately know* that the colour scheme is the problem. For a colour blind user, the drop down menus simply don't work, unless there is a non colour blind person to tell them otherwise.