What if we promote the use of Labels as a way to highlight things. We could
add functionality to expand their usefulness as a way to highlight things
on the canvas. I believe that is their intended use.

Today you can create a label and change its color to highlight single or
multiple components. Even better you can do it for any component (not just

To expand on functionality, I'm imagining a context menu and palette action
to "Label" a selected component or components. This would prompt a user to
pick a background and add text which would place a label
around everything once it's applied.


On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 6:42 PM, Jeff <jtsw...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was thinking, in addition to changing the color of the icon on the
> processor, that the color of the drop shadow could be changed as well.
> That would provide more contrast, but preserve readability, in my opinion.
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 6:39 PM Andrew Grande <apere...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Rolling with UI feedback threads. This time I'd like to discuss how NiFi
>> 'lost' its ability to change processor boxes color. I.e. as you can see
>> from a screenshot attached, it does change color for the processor in the
>> flow overview panel, but the processor itself only changes the icon in the
>> top-left of the box. I came across a few users who definitely miss the old
>> way. I personally think changing the icon color for the processor doesn't
>> go far enough, especially when one is dealing with a flow of several dozen
>> processors, zooms in and out often. The overview helps, but it's not the
>> same.
>> Proposal - can we restore how color selection for the processor changed
>> the actual background of the processor box on the canvas? Let the user go
>> wild with colors and deal with readability, but at least it's easy to spot
>> 'important' things this way. And with multi-tenant authorization it becomes
>> a poor-man's doc between teams, to an extent.
>> Thanks for any feedback,
>> Andrew

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