I agree. Labels are great for grouping, beyond PGs. Processor colors
individually add value. E.g. flow terminator colored in red was a very
common pattern I used. Besides, labels are not grouped with components, so
moving things and re-arranging is a pain.


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 11:21 AM Joe Skora <jsk...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Rob,
> 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 <rmo...@gmail.com> 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 <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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