The labelling functionality you described sounds very useful in general.
But, I miss the processor color too.

I think labels are really useful for identifying groups of components and
areas in the flow, but I worry that needing to use them in volume for
processor coloring will increase the API and browser canvas load for
elements that don't actually affect the flow.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:40 AM, Rob Moran <> wrote:

> 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
> processors).
> 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.
> Rob
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 6:42 PM, Jeff <> 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 <> 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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