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I think a great option to include in a future build of Immunet Protect would be for users to be able to choose the color scheme (skin) for the GUI. With this option users could choose a different color besides the default blue such as green, red, black, purple, etc. I personally don't mind the blue scheme but I'm sure other users might find such an option appealing. A little eye candy for the Immunet masses would be pretty cool!

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I think a great option to include in a future build of Immunet Protect would be for users to be able to choose the color scheme (skin) for the GUI. With this option users could choose a different color besides the default blue such as green, red, black, purple, etc. I personally don't mind the blue scheme but I'm sure other users might find such an option appealing. A little eye candy for the Immunet masses would be pretty cool!

 

Hi Ritchie, passed along the suggestion to the leadership.

 

Stephen

Sourcefire Immunet Support

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Hi,

Previously the GUI of Immunet was very nice with artistic overall blueish and blueish-greenish (turquoise) colors. Then the orange (redish) ad box at the bottom: "Maximize Your Protection" was added and destroyed the very beautiful GUI of Immunet. Now, I agree that a possibility to customize the color settings should be added or change the color of the ad box from orange-red into blueish again! On the other hand a possibility to customize colors is needed for those users who are color-blind or have at least problems to see colors properly. Cheers, sweidre

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Very good point Sweidre! That would help people with color blind issues. Some color blind people can see certain colors but not others. While others can only see in shades of gray entirely. I know because this runs in my family. Fortunately my sons or I were never afflicted with this but some family members are. It's a recessive genetic trait that will sometimes skip a generation or two. In my family it's shades of red and green that are affected which makes it difficult to get a driver's license for that person because of the traffic light colors used here in the U.S.

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Very good point Sweidre! That would help people with color blind issues. Some color blind people can see certain colors but not others. While others can only see in shades of gray entirely. I know because this runs in my family. Fortunately my sons or I were never afflicted with this but some family members are. It's a recessive genetic trait that will sometimes skip a generation or two. In my family it's shades of red and green that are affected which makes it difficult to get a driver's license for that person because of the traffic light colors used here in the U.S.

Hi Ritchie,

I have a defect color sight as well! It was detected, when I was examined before joining the military service at the age of 19. I wanted to be a military pilot, but got the result that I was not permitted to be a pilot, so I made my military service at the Air Force below ground instead in an underground bunker to examine the air traffic. I have a defect on the red-green scale. It is inherited on the male side only. A medical eye doctor said that my grandfather (the dad of my mother) must have had this defect. As he died early, it was not possible to ask him about this. According to the Swedish law I am permitted to drive a car but not any vehicle with many passengers like bus, train or aeroplane. Regarding traffic lights, I brightly see red light from a distance, no problems, but green light can often look like white at a distance. Worse, it it was the other way around! Otherwise, my defect do not harm me! Cheers, sweidre

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Well, that's something we have in common then Sweidre! It's the same with my family. It affects the male members almost exclusively too. Plus I've always been an avid aviation buff myself. I always dreamed of learning how to fly and getting my pilots license when I was younger but at this stage in my life that's highly unlikely now. Don't have the time or the money to pursue that dream. My love of aviation must have rubbed off on my oldest son because when he joined the Navy he opted to be deployed on an aircraft carrier. They trained him as a fighter aircraft weapons specialist. One of the most dangerous jobs on an aircraft carrier but that's my boy! He's always been fearless and a dad couldn't be more proud of his son!

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Well, that's something we have in common then Sweidre! It's the same with my family. It affects the male members almost exclusively too. Plus I've always been an avid aviation buff myself. I always dreamed of learning how to fly and getting my pilots license when I was younger but at this stage in my life that's highly unlikely now. Don't have the time or the money to pursue that dream. My love of aviation must have rubbed off on my oldest son because when he joined the Navy he opted to be deployed on an aircraft carrier. They trained him as a fighter aircraft weapons specialist. One of the most dangerous jobs on an aircraft carrier but that's my boy! He's always been fearless and a dad couldn't be more proud of his son!

Hi Ritchie,

Regarding my color sight defect, I do not think much of it. I can see all colors, but I have some problems with light green color. But I see green lawns & trees, no problems with bright green colors. I have sometimes problems to read a green text on a dark background on my computer screen, but I do not bother much about it! It is strange, that the green color is the color I like the most! Green grass of home, you know! Strange that we both are/were found of aviation and that one of your sons has the same addiction! I have no sons, only a daughter cohabiting with an Irishman + 3 children in the outskirts of London. By the way, I should inform my daughter, that her son might have inherited my color sight defect! Cheers, sweidre

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Hi Ritchie,

In my previous post I used the word "addiction" wrongly. I thought that "addiction" meant "deep interest in", but I have now found that "addiction" is a really negative word, that means "drug usage". I am really sorry, Ritchie! I did of course not mean this! Cheers, sweidre

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Don't worry about that Sweidre. No offense taken. I understood the gist of what you were saying. Having a passion for something is a kind of addiction if you think about it though, lol!

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Don't worry about that Sweidre. No offense taken. I understood the gist of what you were saying. Having a passion for something is a kind of addiction if you think about it though, lol!

Hi Ritchie,

Thanks Ritchie,

With English as your mother tongue, you found the correct synonym to the word "addiction" = "passion". The word "passion" is was I meant and is a more neutral word than "addiction". As a non-English citizen sometimes the wrong word will often be chosen. I remember once, that I said to an Englishman, that he has made a "mistake". He corrected me and said that the word "error" is better to use, because an "error" is not so serious as a "mistake". (The Swedish word "misstag" is not so serious as the English word "mistake" evidently!) Correct selection of words is important in order to not upset people! Cheers sweidre

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Hi,

Previously the GUI of Immunet was very nice with artistic overall blueish and blueish-greenish (turquoise) colors. Then the orange (redish) ad box at the bottom: "Maximize Your Protection" was added and destroyed the very beautiful GUI of Immunet. Now, I agree that a possibility to customize the color settings should be added or change the color of the ad box from orange-red into blueish again! On the other hand a possibility to customize colors is needed for those users who are color-blind or have at least problems to see colors properly. Cheers, sweidre

 

^ agree

 

there's no pleasing every single member and my taste goes in line with sweidre an easy solution would be to allow customization

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