[webkit-dev] Selection highlight painting ("gaps"?)

Evan Martin evan at chromium.org
Mon Oct 19 13:19:18 PDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:13 PM, Ben Goodger <beng at google.com> wrote:
> To me, it looks ugly to have a ragged edge if you can avoid it. Dave
> did a great job making it look nice in WebKit. I don't have a strong
> feeling on Linux so if people feel strongly there whatever. But on
> Windows Chrome I want to retain the solid edge. Maybe there are ways
> the solid edge can be improved, folk should investigate that rather
> than just disabling it.

The main reason I brought it up was seeing complaints online about the
behavior (I guess the bug in the Chrome BTS shows it's weird to at
least someone) and it was also weird to me.

On Windows, notepad, Visual Studio, Windows mail, and IE: do
ragged-edge selection.  I am not able to find an app that doesn't but
I wasn't looking too hard.
On Linux: Firefox and Qt apps seem to do ragged-edge, GTK apps do Mac-style.

If we're consciously deciding to diverge from platform behavior, I'm
ok with not changing anything.  I guess my expectation was set by
Firefox, but I don't feel too strongly about it.  I will close the
Chrome bug wontfix.

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